Originally Posted by rmeyer52
"We thought we had a young player who loved football, who had won four road playoff games, and although he didn't have a perfect year in 2011 we thought he was doing this," Tannenbaum said, angling his arm to suggest an upward plane. "Based on how he played in 2012, that contract doesn't look very good. "The interesting thing about Mark is, he comes in and is one of only five quarterbacks to win 30 or more games in his first three years. And then he plays worse. It really doesn't make sense."
From todays WSJ
If he continued on the upward trajectory and established himself as the Jets QB of the next 5-10 years, it would have been a good deal. Unfortunately, there's a downside that he never considered or at least adequately considered.
And the bottom line was: It didn't NEED to be done. He still had 2 years remaining on his deal. After missing out on Peyton, you got the feeling that Tanny wanted to do SOMETHING, which ended up being a disaster.