Originally Posted by JetsNeedNewton
I have no idea what you do for a living but put yourself in the same situation. The whole world knows you suck at your job... but you know you have a lot of potential. Is your career so important that you would give up millions just for a chance to try again next year?
Or would you sit on a beach somewhere for a year and decide if you even want to have a career when you don't need one? He's got millions in income for life just living off the interest of what he's made and owed. No, it's not even a question.
I'm willing to bet Mark will, in fact, restructure his contract for the good of the team. The Jets will keep him and allow him to compete for the starting position in 2013 - whether he's successful at retaining his starting position or not is irrelevant. He'll want to prove everyone wrong and will do what's necessary to make that happen. Restructuring his contract will be his only option to stay with the Jets and redeem himself in the process. If he refuses, the Jets need to bite the bullet, take the cap hit, and move on. And yes, I realize how big of a financial hit that is to the team.