Originally Posted by Warfish
I just realized, today, that this is absolutely how this offseason is going to pan out.
Cutting him is out, he's too expensive under any projected cap-hit-scenario-projection I've read.
Trading him is out, for much the same reason (and because no one else wants to pay him).
So that means we're keeping him.
And if we're keeping him, he is not going to be the #2. He's just not.
Mark Sanchez is going to get another full year to win or lose as a Jet, fan reaction be damned. In a new Morning-Whig System that depends heavily on a timely, accurate, quick-reading Quareterback.
Dreams (of some) for Flynn, or Alex Smith, or Moore, or any of the various lolJag's in the "related to Morning-Whig or new QB Coach" thread are just that, dreams.
At most, and journeyman will be brought in to replace Tebow (maybe) as the #2, and "challenge" Sanchez, i.e. not challenge him at all.
And Mark will be our opening day Starter at QB.
Worse, I think there is every possabillity we could open the 2013 season with BOTH Sanchez AND Tebow on the roster.
I agree on most counts. Especially the part about being saddened by this situation.
But if they bring in a T. Jackson calibre QB, and if Sanchez gets some good off season psyche counseling, I could see Sanchez beating out McElroy and T. Jackson or equivalent just since he has superior tools.
If this is all true, I just hope they have a quick hook next year in the likely case Sanchez implodes again.
As some others mentioned, I wouldn't mind a drafted QB instead of a journeyman as long as we don't reach in the draft.
Also if Tebow is back I seriously am going to try to get back into grad school or get a second job or have another kid or whatever to keep me away. I understand we have another 6-12 months of Tebow fan/media aftershocks, but I don't think I can take another full season of them.