After next year (barring a miracle that a team takes him off our hands) what does Mark's future hold? I see him getting brought into a few training camps in the next few years to 'compete' for a starting job, presumably to lose and be a career journeyman backup. Cardinals come to mind and could actually be a good fit for him, not that I think he will find success, (I think the only success he will find would be in the CFL but I doubt he'd ever get that desperate) it's just he would have a great duo with Larry and a young talented receiver in Floyd.
Another question, is it unreasonable to consider the notion that he may be out of the NFL in three - four years? Does Mark's early success buy him extra time? It certainly bought him extended time with the Jets.
well, he'll definitely have a "job" in 2013. i would guess that by 2014 someone will bring him into camp to compete. he may or may not get the backup job. wouldn't expect him to keep it for very long. out of a job by 2016 the latest.
Will he get another job? Yes. He might even start a couple of games for his next team but that will be all.
I don't think he will have longevity as a backup like David Carr. I don't think he likes football enough to stick around to be a backup. Combine that with his limited talent and he will be out of the league by 2016.
When he is given a fresh start say in 2013 or 2014 he will prosper and do well. I dont think he will ever be a star but with the right coaching and right situation (ie some talent) he will be ok.
I can pretty much guarantee he will come back to beat us and cost us something major during his career.
I would say he has been following the David Carr career path. Maybe he gets another shot at some point due to injury, and has Kerry Collins like success. He's going to need a few years on the bench to grow up, and get over his post traumatic stress disorder. Tebow will learn to block and catch or find a new career in the Peace corps.
Worse QBs have found work after being cut. Heck Russell had on offer on the table before he was arrested. It would have to be for a team with an established starter. Mark will never be a starter again baring injury IMO. If Hannie can get a BU job after his work in Chi I don't see why not Mark. The Latin click alone will be worth it for some teams.