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The source didn't go into details on why they were thinking on doing so, just that that was in the plans. Without revealing the source - the person is very close to Tanny.
The only thought I have about them doing so is that it has to be related to their cap situation for next year. It's been well documented here how they will be in another cap hell year where they will have to cut several veterans with high cap numbers to save money (Pace, Scott, Smith etc) and when they do so depending on how drastic they get in restructuring some deals they will have some flexibility to sign a couple of FA's. But with so many needs at RB, OG, OT and possibly Safety I'm guessing they don't want to spend a lot on WR's considering the monies they put into Holmes and Hill already. BE can probably be had for 2-3m per year because of his performance over the last two years has been poor and giving Sanchez more weapons is probably there #1 priority.
I am not sure how much the Jets could expect from a player in 3 games who doesn't know the new system. Could be a knee jerk move, but then again BE knows Sanchez and they have to give him more weapons not only for this season but next. With that said: what WR in FA could the Jets go after to give them a viable target for Sanchez? I know someone talked about here on JI going for Dwayne Bowe out in KC...but I'm not sure he would cost less than 5-7m a year, something the Jets can't afford to do.
With the amount of questions that have come from this posting as to the legitimacy of the source - maybe I should have just posted the question as should the Jets extend him...but I wanted to give you some news as I heard it.
I guess will see