Originally Posted by eaglenj
I think this is an excellent overall plan. If there is any portion of sanchez's contract we can eat (5-6 million) and trade him for anything at all, lets do it and start from scratch.
Use our first round pick on an OLB
2nd round - QB
3rd round - OG
Remaining rounds find a TE, RB, BPA
Have mcelroy start the season, if he does ok, then great. If he doesnt, then after 3-5 games the rookie takes over.
I dont like "tanking" a season, but we truly need to purge a lot of what is happening here and 1 year of HARD pain is better then 5 years of 8-8.
The most that the Jets can "eat" in a trade is 3.9 mill. The team trading for Sanchez would be responsible for the balance of the 8.25 million. BUT even in that scenario there would still be a 12 million dollar hit to the Jets cap.