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Sanchez says he’ll adjust his contract so Jets can keep receivers

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Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez wants free agent receivers Santonio Holmes, Braylon Edwards and Brad Smith to stay in New York. And he’s willing to take a hit on his own contract if it helps contracts for Holmes, Edwards and Smith to get done.

“Whatever it takes, whether it’s adjusting contracts, delaying payment, whatever we have to do, our team will do it,” Sanchez said today, in comments distributed by the team. “I know that. We’ll be unselfish with it. We’ll get it figured out.”

Asked to clarify whether that meant he had considered making changes to his own contract to help the team’s salary cap situation, Sanchez answered, “Absolutely, and my agent’s already talked to me about it. Whatever we need to do to win, it’s on. I think our whole team feels that way. If it’s [Darrelle] Revis, me, whoever–it doesn’t matter. So, we’ll do whatever we can.”

Sanchez never actually said he’d be willing to take less money to keep his receivers, but he’s at least willing to re-structure his deal, if that helps. (We’re not sure if Revis is actually willing to do the same, or if Sanchez just thinks Revis would be willing to do the same.)

“It’s important,” Sanchez said of continuity at receiver. “It was such a luxury to have both [Edwards and Holmes] last year. It’s almost unrealistic to have that kind of a receiving corps again. But whichever guys we get back, it’s going to be them playing really well . . . whether we have Braylon and Santonio and Brad, or one of the three, two of the three–whatever it is.”

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47 Responses to “Sanchez says he’ll adjust his contract so Jets can keep receivers”
  1. thephantomstranger says: Jul 26, 2011 7:36 PM

    Teenage girls are cheap dates.

  2. stealthhawk says: Jul 26, 2011 7:41 PM

    Will he adjust his game too?

  3. daburgher says: Jul 26, 2011 7:41 PM

    b/c he knows he can’t get it done w/o them and he doesnt want to look worse than he already does… if thats possible

  4. goawayeverybody says: Jul 26, 2011 7:42 PM

    Good for him. How often do you hear a quarterback say, “I’ll take less money so we can keep the team together?” Not. Very. Often.

  5. darthvincent says: Jul 26, 2011 7:45 PM

    goawayeverybody says: Good for him. How often do you hear a quarterback say, “I’ll take less money so we can keep the team together?” Not. Very. Often.

    Yeah, except he didn’t say he would take less money.

  6. Caldon says: Jul 26, 2011 7:47 PM

    Manning says he will take your money too~

  7. phillychzstk2012 says: Jul 26, 2011 7:47 PM

    atta boy. someone wants to win. which it whats it supposed to be about in the first place.

  8. lostsok says: Jul 26, 2011 7:48 PM

    He should re-do his contract because he’s OVERPAID.

    Now…will the receivers get together and save up some scratch to buy the Jets a real QB?

  9. oscojoe says: Jul 26, 2011 7:48 PM

    Good for Sanchez, he sounds like Tom Brady; I wonder of zPayton Manning would ever do anything like this?

    I think we known the answer to this; Knat!!!

  10. touchdownroddywhite says: Jul 26, 2011 7:49 PM

    ” Whatever we need to do to win, it’s on. I think our whole team feels that way.”

    That’s a winning attitude if I ever saw one.

  11. crackills says: Jul 26, 2011 7:49 PM

    he didn’t say he’d take less money jack ass.. he said he’ll adjust his contract. Meaning he’ll take more guaranteed money upfront to help the cap out. Such a nice guy he is…. crappy QB though.

  12. FinFan68 says: Jul 26, 2011 7:50 PM

    I don’t like the Jets or Sanchez, but this is a classy move (if he means it). There are too many me-first guys in the league that are only out for themselves at the expense of the rest of the team (Revis, Manning, etc.) This is a breath of fresh air. Kudos

  13. firstroyal says: Jul 26, 2011 7:50 PM

    last thing i heard they were 1.3 over the cap, need 5 million to sign rookies, Sanchez said he would adjust his salary to fit the recievers into future plans. This needs to be done by the start of free agency. Maybe it would be easier to just find a QB that isnt so desperate to hold on to everything he has just so he isnt exposed during the regular season.

  14. tinytim4115 says: Jul 26, 2011 7:50 PM

    he didnt say he’d take less money. he said he’d be willing to delay payment.

    so i guess youre right. you dont hear it very often

  15. jamaltimore says: Jul 26, 2011 7:52 PM

    He should because they will hit none of their contract bonuses for catches with Sanchez throwing them the ball.

  16. jpb12 says: Jul 26, 2011 7:55 PM

    No trouble for the Sanchize. I mean… how much can a 17 year old wife cost a guy per month?

  17. str8up12 says: Jul 26, 2011 7:55 PM

    So Revis held out last year for more money so that he could turn around and give it back this year? huh. Me thinks the Franchise is going to tell the Sanchize to stop putting words in his mouth.

  18. Party Monster says: Jul 26, 2011 7:59 PM

    firstroyal says:
    Jul 26, 2011 7:50 PM
    last thing i heard they were 1.3 over the cap, need 5 million to sign rookies, Sanchez said he would adjust his salary to fit the recievers into future plans. This needs to be done by the start of free agency. Maybe it would be easier to just find a QB that isnt so desperate to hold on to everything he has just so he isnt exposed during the regular season.
    _______________________________

    The JETS are 7 million under the cap without making a single move. you have no idea what you’re talking about

  19. pnut87 says: Jul 26, 2011 7:59 PM

    There you go Sanchez… Pulling a John Elway move…

  20. keyshawn22 says: Jul 26, 2011 8:01 PM

    A true team leader. I am glad the Jets will have a humble team guy like Sanchez leading them to the title this year. With Holmes back nothing can stop them. Much love to $anchez!!

  21. ampats says: Jul 26, 2011 8:02 PM

    Taco says, (hahaha),

    If it’s Revis, me or whoever (hahahahahhaha)

    Everyone saw how well it went with Mevis doing what is best for the Jets last summer. Didn’t he say he could hold out again next season?

    Good luck in Washington, Tone!

    Happy 42nd!!!!

  22. mistrezzrachael says: Jul 26, 2011 8:07 PM

    Won’t help them either way…43 years and counting.

    jets are proud of their status as 5th all time worst franchise.

  23. tjacks7 says: Jul 26, 2011 8:08 PM

    you could start with a new QB.

  24. firstroyal says: Jul 26, 2011 8:08 PM

    @Party Monster

    Thats great news for you, as i posted last i HEARD. Funny thing is I got that info off of the Jet Press where they stated they were OVER the salary cap in the same article as they were reporting this very story. Don’t be angry at me be angry at the less informed Jet fan that reported it.

  25. chipwade says: Jul 26, 2011 8:12 PM

    I actually believe that the Jets can go to the Super Bowl this year if they keep their core players and can lock up home field advantage. They are tough to beat.

  26. kappy32 says: Jul 26, 2011 8:18 PM

    He’s saying he’d “restructure” his contract. That means he’ll defer money & backload the deal for a year, hampering the team next season. Then if they have another good year, he’ll hold out until he gets a new contract next year, creating a larger problem.

  27. jnbnet says: Jul 26, 2011 8:18 PM

    goawayeverybody says:
    Jul 26, 2011 7:42 PM
    Good for him. How often do you hear a quarterback say, “I’ll take less money so we can keep the team together?” Not. Very. Often.

    ==================================

    Brady has taken less than market value so that he can have a better team around him. Just one more reason why he is better than Manning.

  28. beastofeden says: Jul 26, 2011 8:20 PM

    Jamarkus Sanchez is this generations Dan Marino.

  29. kom2k10 says: Jul 26, 2011 8:21 PM

    Peyton Manning already adjusted his last contract to help retain some Colts players, just the same as Sanchez mentioned here…

    It’s not that crazy of a thing to do… they don’t lose any money… just defer it over the next couple of years

  30. greenbaypeckers says: Jul 26, 2011 8:23 PM

    No worries Mark, it won’t be hard to hand off to that sick stable of rb’s you have, Greene, LT, McKnight, Powell…..looks to me they are taking it out of your hands, big d and a running game…..just try not to fawk it up.

  31. zinn22 says: Jul 26, 2011 8:24 PM

    Simple solution is cut Sanchez and use the money to sign Holmes, Cromatie and Edwards. Plus cutting Sanchez means an upgrade at QB.

  32. moneymike23 says: Jul 26, 2011 8:27 PM

    He should adjust it because he sucks.

  33. deconjonesbitchslap says: Jul 26, 2011 8:28 PM

    that entire team is primed for the superbowl, but Sanchez is the biggest question mark. if they sign aso, that’s just not fair.

  34. firstroyal says: Jul 26, 2011 8:30 PM

    Jamarkus Sanchez is this generations Dan Marino.

    ———
    Stephen King couldnt come up with a stranger or more nonsensical coment- good job

  35. melonnhead says: Jul 26, 2011 8:30 PM

    Good for him. How often do you hear a quarterback say, “I’ll take less money so we can keep the team together?” Not. Very. Often.

    ————————————————————–

    You didn’t hear it this time, either. He said “whether it’s adjusting contracts, delaying payment”. They’ll convert unguaranteed base salary to guaranteed signing bonus that can be prorated over the length of the contract for salary cap purposes and lower his 2011 cap hit. I believe he’s due to make $13.5 million in base salary this season.

  36. skylark70455 says: Jul 26, 2011 8:38 PM

    chipwade says: “I actually believe that the Jets can go to the Super Bowl this year”

    ME TOO! I understand the new CBA puts Jerry Jones in charge of all Superbowl planning and ticket sales regardless of the site of the game… and I hear he’ll have a hell of package deal for the Jets in some planned temporary seating.

  37. ampats says: Jul 26, 2011 8:45 PM

    kom2K10,

    Payme Manning has adjusted his contract for who? Or just deferred payment into future years?

    This is a Jets post. You know 42 years since the Jets beat the team Robert Irsay stole from Baltimore.

  38. bostontim says: Jul 26, 2011 9:16 PM

    “It’s important,” Sanchez said of continuity at receiver. “It was such a luxury to have both [Edwards and Holmes] last year.

    “Can you just imagine what my 54.8 % completion percentage would have been without them?”

    Cheers, BostonTim

  39. 3octaveFart says: Jul 26, 2011 9:39 PM

    He didn’t learn a damn thing during the lockout did he?

    It’s – all – about – the – money.

  40. shadowgm1 says: Jul 26, 2011 9:39 PM

    Probably a good idea there Marky… anyone being paid the numbers you received as a first round choice before this new CBA wouldn’t need top notch receivers to elevate the team. The QB they’re paying as a #1 choice should be able to make due with one and a good supporting cast.

  41. rcali says: Jul 26, 2011 9:57 PM

    Good Luck getting Mevis to do anything. He showed his colors last season.

  42. 1historian says: Jul 27, 2011 6:57 AM

    I don’t like saying nice things about a member of the jets but this is a smart move by Sanchez – it plays well with the players and it looks good in the press.

  43. richm2256 says: Jul 27, 2011 9:02 AM

    chipwade says:
    I actually believe that the Jets can go to their third straight Super Bowl this year if they keep their core players and can lock up home field advantage. They are tough to beat.
    ——————————————————–

    There, fixed it for ya.

    When a team is a two-time defending Super Bowl champ, you should remember it.

  44. drunkendegenerate says: Jul 27, 2011 9:13 AM

    I love how all of you squids keep knocking Sanchez. He’s a natural born leader and a winner. Please, give me ten QBs that are better than Sanchez. Didn’t think so.

    ampats:

    Easy with the Taco stuff, pal. That’s just racist!

  45. ftnirish says: Jul 27, 2011 10:59 AM

    OMG drunken! Even a homer shouldn’t sound that… Well… intoxicated. Ten?!? Statistically I will give you many better in 2010; Brady, Rivers, Rogers, Vick, Roethlisberg, Freeman, Flacco, Cassel, Schaub, Manning, Ryan, Brees, Garrard, Kitna, Orton, Cutler, Eli M, Campbell, Palmer, Collins, Smith, Fitzpatrick, Hill, McNabb, Bradford, & Henne. IMHO; I would take Brady, Rivers, Flacco, Cassel, Manning, Ryan, Brees, Palmer, & Fitzpatrick in a milli second before Marky. I would also gamble on taking Gabbert, Ponder, Dalton, & Mallett w/ out seeing a snap before I would give my offense to Marky-Mark. AND; I would wait a year; play a scrub, & replace him for Andrew Luck before taking that farce from SC. By my count that is a few more than ten. All of whom by the way could have an intelligent argument made for this position! Next time start your count at “Name me twenty-seven other QB’s better”. Then you’re on a roll drunky-drunk!

  46. drunkendegenerate says: Jul 27, 2011 11:35 AM

    Really? Flacco, Palmer, Cassel & Fitzpatrick? Squid.

  47. ftnirish says: Jul 27, 2011 12:01 PM

    Well let’s see… Sanchez’ Passer RTG – 75.3: TD/Int – 17/13: Comp Pct – 54.8. Flacco: 93.6-25/10-62.6 (Hmmm… Better, better, better) Palmer: 82.4-26/20-61.8 (Better, better, better) Cassel: 93-27/7-58.2 (Much better, better, better) Fitzpatrick: 81.8-23/15-57.8 (Better, better, better). So yes; all of the above. Wanting him to be better doesn’t make it so. Fat, drunk, & stupid is no way to go through life son.

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