Originally Posted by phillyjet
Just hear me out here. You might think that it is impossible to trade him given his regression, but I bet there are teams out there that still see upside. Meanwhile, no way the Jets can cut him with that cap charge.
Say the Jets say to Mark, we're not cutting you, and you are not starting next year. You'll be released after having sat on the bench for a year and make little to nothing as a free agent. Or... you work with us to find a trading partner. You're due 8 million next year, maybe you renegotiate and sign for 3-4 years, 12-14 million to facilitate a trade (average 3-4 mil/year). You make more money over that time than you would have if you stayed. And you have the chance to resurrect your career.
1) Arizona (desperate)
2) Oakland (eventually to move on from Carson, and Sanchez wants back to west coast)
3) Jacksonville (the Gabbert experiment is almost over)
4) St. Louis (maybe open competition with Bradford, or be his back-up, reunite with Shotty)
Could receive a mid-round pick or a vet in return (not sure of a Carson Palmer swap, e.g., don't know cap possibilities there).
Questions to the cap gurus:
1) Is he tradable, meaning, could that reduce the cap hit to the Jets, compared to an outright release?
2) What would the actually cap hit be if they could move him?
I can't see any of those as being viable exp maybe Oakland. lol at him "Competing with Bradford". If anyone where to trade for Mark it would be as a BU not to compete or be a potential starter. But then you have to ask yourself what idiot would pay almost 9 mil for a BU. I have said it in other threads Oakland does make the most sense. Mainly because they are looking to move cap crap that we may actually be able to use. McClain, McFadden, Brisiel, Bey, Seymour, and Branch are all players I can see them trying to move this off season. In the end would likely cost us like 20 mil in cap but still cheaper then then cutting Mark and trying to sign the players in question.