Originally Posted by GreenReaper
No team will inherit this contract...
You only take on Sanchez and his bloated contract, if you actually think he can be your franchise QB. You audition him in 2013. If he's still a TO machine for this other team. Then they would have to cut him to avoid paying him $13.1 mil in 2014. And take a CAP hit of $4.8 mil in dead money to boot!
I can't imagine a single team doing this. The fan outrage for any team foolish to bring Sanchez over with this contract, will cost the GM his job. As it has for Tanny...for putting together this CAP Hell of a deal.
Just cut losses with Sanchez after June 1st, is what the new GM should do. Then move forward from there.
Some other team will sign Sanchez on the cheap, as a backup. With the possibility of him being able to take over as a starter sometime in the future. And the Jets will get a compensatory 3rd round pick for 2014 draft.
IMO...that's the best the Jets can do with this mess.
Any team that trades for him will not take on the dead money associated with the signing bonus - they'd only be on the hook for his annual salaries and they would almost undoubtedly re-negotiate with him.
1. Sanchez agreed to take a reduction in 2013 in salary by $2m;
2. The Jets agreed to convert $3m of his salary into a roster bonus; and
3. Another team agreed to a 2 yr/ $6m contract with Sanchez.....
its a possibility. The Jets would have their cap hit reduced by about $5m and they can spread the dead money (at least some of it) over 2 years.
All it would take would be a low round pick or even a conditional pick to make it happen. Considering the FA market consists of Matt Moore (I'd pay him decent money to be our starter), Jason Campbell and Drew Stanton, Sanchez is a viable option for a team looking for a seasoned backup and who may have the potential for a QB opening if their shaky starter doesn't pan out.