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The interesting thing is what would Sanchez be worth(before the new contract) if they shopped him to Browns, Cardinals, Seahawks, Titans, etc.., maybe a 2nd rounder?
No way anyone would give a 2nd for him, and with the contract, even before the extension he is literally untradable.
If he were cut today, there would be a grand total of zero NFL teams that would offer him a starting job.
This is $20 million that frankly the Jets HAD to spend, out of their own sheer incompetence.
While other organizations give young QBs time to develop, not only does Rex Ryan thrust him into the spotlight, he "guarantees" Sanchez will lead the team to a Super Bowl victory while playing in the same Division as Brady.
Then the same coach who guaranteed a Super Bowl victory, not once but twice, uses that same word to assure the young QB that he will always be the team's starter.
Rex again proves that his definition of the word "guarantee" and the rest of our definitions of the word "guarantee" aren't exactly the same thing by openly flirting with Peyton Manning.
With Sanchez's confidence now torn to shreds, and with Peyton opting to avoid the circus that is Wrecks Ryan, they are seeking to bolster Sanchez' confidence with $20 million more in guaranteed money.
Sanchez better be sure he has the definition of "guarantee" in writing.
Seriously, my biggest worry about the Jets pulling out of their tailspin was that they would have saved cap space by cutting Sanchez, they could have spent that money on all their other holes, signed some other slug like Henne or McNab and drafted a QB in the 2nd or 3rd to develop and by 2014 could be over their cap problems, have built a deep team and not have sANCHORchez tied around their neck.
Instead, with a short stack, they went all in on their pair of 4s.
Given the organization’s apparent mixed feelings about Sanchez, getting the extra money and converting all of it to a guaranteed payment was a good career move. He could have been dumped after 2012, with the $6 million due next year forever gone.
In other words, Sanchez just made sure that he gets his $20 million, plus base salaries and workout bonuses, for this year and next, and this deal can be 'revisited' by him in the future if he ever shows real improvement, while the team is stuck with him for at least this year and next.
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane."
- Marcus Aurelius
The Jets just guaranteed one of the few worst starting QBs in the NFL $20million for 2 years, and people around here were complaining about tagging Wes Welker.
Every time I see the difference between the Patriots and the Jets I thank God I wasn't born 150 miles to the south, and into a life of sportsfan misery.
is it possible to overdose on green schadenfreude?
if so, I think I need a medic....fast....
This has been the BEST EVER season for those of us bad, bad people who revel in the Jets soap opera.
Overconfident Super Bowl coach looses BOTH games to the Pats. Badly.
Jets miss the playoffs but not too soon so their fans get their hopes back only to see them crushed in Dec
Season ends with major FA starter benching himself...and unknown to the HC!
Then the locker room implodes with first one, then two then multiple players embarrassing the coach and their team mates
Icing on the cake is their pathetic pursuit of Peyton which disses their existing QB in the eyes of the players and fans...
whose dogmeat stature they try to rehabilitate by a contract extension which actually screws the team's opportunities for a better QB for two more seasons
Only a massive draft debacle can top this off
After guaranteeing money in the next season in contracts for players like Bart Scott and Santonio Holmes have been a surprise success for the Jets, it was a smart move guaranteeing Sanchez's salary in 2013. With his ceiling being limitless, this will stop Tanny and Rex from having the temptation to cut him if he has another down year since he is destined to be the greatest QB of all time.
Stupid contract for a QB they have little faith in to free up $6.4 million in cap. Granted, that is what happen when you do stupid deals like the ones that Tannenbaum has done in recent years. You gotta keep on doing them.
At least now the Jets have enough cap room to cut Bart Scott.
The only way to top this would be for Manning to now fly to New Jersey and innocently ask for the meeting with Tanny that he was promised. In other words, make it look like the Jets actually had a chance at him (but just blew it by spending the cap money on Sanchez). Then he can act upset with the Jets for offering something to him and taking it away, and fly down to Miami to talk to the Phins about becoming their QB.