Originally Posted by crasherino
It was an $8 million SB, 2 of which was allocated to the 2012 year. So, now we are dealing with $6 million of an unamortized SB. If the Jets agree to eat $3 million of the $8.5 million guaranteed salary, the Jets now have $9 million in dead money that they can spread over 2013 and 2014 - $4.5 million each. Is that palatable for them? I dunno....perhaps.
On the flip side, Sanchez is effectively on a 1 yr/$5.5 million deal as he is cuttable after 2013. That's obviously high for a backup, but at least a team is getting a QB who has been to the playoffs and, more than anything else, could use a change of scenery. Does that warrant a team to take a gamble on a slightly longer contract to buy some security? Probably not, but its a possibility.
Bottom line, I don't think he gets traded, but its not out of the realm of possibility. Having that much dead money hurts for sure, but with sanchez, its not just about money. If they can find a viable alternative, they may simply want/need him off the team.
Good post. And I believe that's exactly what's going to happen.
Sanchez is done here. It will be tebow, McElroy, a trade or draft pick that everyone will look to be starting for us next year.
Mark is going to want to start somewhere. There is surely 1-2 coaches that are arrogant enough to think they can coach him up. That's when mark will be willing to compromise.
Chances are he's going to be traded on draft day...