And if this is what's needed to motivate Sanchez then he's the wrong guy too.
Waste of money... If you have 2 QB's, you have no QB's. Those dumbass fans will be *****ing and crying the first game where Sanchez struggles. And he will struggle, because they all do.
They all do? In year 4 he is going to struggle after we got rid of the supposed cause of all his woes? F that. If he struggles then we don;t want to write off the season. We need a friggin backup that can play. I don't know if Henne is that guy but we need someone that is at least league worthy.
What a horrible waste of $4-5 million that would be.
I've been calling BS on any Henne talk this whole offseason...especially at that rate.
We're already limited in what we can do with the cap space. $4 million to someone like Robert Meachem, Manny Lawson, or Reggie Nelson would help this team out a fudge ton more than a guy who, if things went right, wouldn't see the field once over a 16 game season. Wasting money on Henne is like purposely hoping Sanchez has a bad season or that we don't fix any of our holes.
A backup QB with any ability and isn't a rookie is going to cost at least $3M. Some team may still view Henne as a low level starter, in which case he could get that $5M.
Remember, we're in a world where Ryan Fitzpatrick, the definition of an average QB, makes $10M/yr. So does Kevin Kolb.
Finally, a reasonable post in this thread.
No, I don't want to see Henne on the sidelines, but he might end up being the best available option for this team. He's a QB with starting experience who isn't going to be paid as a starter but isn't a fossil like Brunell or a guy like McElroy with no experience. How many options are out there at that price or less?
You can't scream for better players and then say "but not at that price" every time. Sometimes, the price is what it is. Henne has been terrible, but he's at least a guy with SOME ability who would have Sanchez looking over his shoulder (which Sanchez needs). Who says the price for that kind of guy isn't 3-4 million?
A very good back up QB. Makes sense on a lot of levels.
do not assume anything! The guy if he comes here and is given a fair shot at an equal camp battle, might surprise many of us. How many times has he beaten Sanchez in the past 3 years in head to head competition with a weaker team?
I want the best for THE JETS! Sanchez gets paid lots of money to win. If he can't he should be set aside and let someone else try to win. This is not about hero worship but it is about TEAM LOYALTY!