But - if they don't keep Sanchez on the roster, wouldn't they have to pay an additional salary at the QB position? I think this would definitely enter the equation on whether or not to retain his services for 2013.
Thats why I think Woody keeps Sanchez around for 1 more year...saving that additional salary of $2 million for a back-up QB.
You are probably right but I wouldn't rule a trade out completely. There are deal sweeteners that Sanchez might sign off on; for example, Sanchez might want to approve a change of scenery and the jets may pay part of his salary. He could signoff on the trade and the Jets wouldn't be liable for another 8.3 mill.
If he sits for a year his career is most likely over.
Now you bring up the really interesting scenario...
A major negotiation whereby Mark "buys" his freedom to play next year.
But there is one catch in this...Does Mark know that he now SUCKS?
If he is honest with himself, he takes the $8.3 Million and happily grabs a clipboard for 1 year.
If he actually thinks he is still currently "NFL-starter" quality, then his agent helps to engineer a trade to (lets say) Arizona, and then restructures some of that guaranteed $8.3 million.
i agree if they can land a qb with the ability of wilson or luck or manning. if they get someone like smith then they need to have a competition.
Originally Posted by Baddniss
I am hoping there is NO COMPETITION. Rex simply tells Sanchez, "You are my #2 QB now, and we are going out into Free Agency to get a #1."
Or do it in the draft (see Wilson or Luck this past year).
No competition. No controversy. Hand the starting QB job to new guy, as if Sanchez were not here.
if the jets are stuck with sanchez, as long as they bring in a qb to compete then it's okay. rex already made a big step in benching him for a game. sometimes that's all it takes for coach to make big decision.
One way to reinforce positive play is to use the hook when a INT or pick 6 happens that is on the QB. Sometimes a DB makes an outstanding play so no hook in those cases.
When Sanchez gets clutzie then the hook. Even if the hook is for a series. I mean ideally get johnny unitas and jerry rice .