Originally Posted by LockeJET
I think it could play out this way. But I really don't think it's a given. Rex's career as a HC of the NYJ is on the line. He's going to play the best guy. It just may be that Sanchez is the best QB we have on our roster. It's sad but we don't have many places to go. Either way, Sanchez will be on a very very short leash. We'll know pretty soon. If we make a trade for someone, Sanchez will be on the bench. If we draft somoene and he looks good in pre season, Sanchez will be on the bench. And if the draftee doesn't start, he'll play early if Sanchez fails.
It's a combination of factors:
1. Sanchez's cost and low-market-value. It's all-but-insurmountable.
2. Rex's affection and faith in Mark. Rex may believe that Mark will thrive under the NEW system in ways he couldn't under Shotty/Sparano.
3. A lack of external options. Options that might be acceptable cost too much. Options that do not cost too much are generally unacceptable.
4. Building the future, generally, doesn't involve bringing in veteran jag journeymen for one-year stints when you have an uncuttable, untradeable veteran jag already ont he roster at a massive cap figure.
5. We're all buy guaranteed to draft a QB, and probably not high either. A mid-rounder won't be given the #1 job, and probably won't beat out Sanchez in camp. Sanchez would have to fail, alot, to lose the job to a rookie.
6. A wily GM will see that a failed Rex/Sanchez 2013 offers him a perfect clean slate in 2014 and beyond, new Coach, new QB, both selected by HIM. His team, not Tanny/Rex's. He won't seek that out on purpose, but if he's as smart as he is reported, he'll use it to his advantage if it comes to pass.
It's a Perfect Storm. Mark Sanchez will be the #1 opening day.