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Jets bring back Scotty McKnight

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The Jets pre-apologized for the Tim Tebow trade by giving quarterback Mark Sanchez more than $20 million guaranteed over the next two years via a new contract.  They’re now possibly apologizing after the fact by giving Sanchez’s boyhood friend a job, again.

The Jets have re-signed Scotty McKnight, the team announced on Tuesday.

Originally acquired via a seventh-round pick in 2011, McKnight was among the final roster cuts in September.  He later was added to the practice squad, and McKnight tore an ACL in November.

Sanchez and McKnight were ball boys at Santa Margarita High School when Carson Palmer played quarterback there.  In 2011, Sanchez threw passes to McKnight at his Colorado Pro Day workout.  Sanchez thereafter went on the record to sing his friend’s praises.

“He’s the best guy who didn’t go to the Combine,” Sanchez said regarding McKnight.  “He didn’t drop a ball [at the Pro Day workout].  He’d be a steal for someone.”

And so, at a time when Tim Tebow apparently is intent on stealing Sanchez’s job, the Jets have given the fourth-year quarterback a locker-room ally.

Of course, once Santonio Holmes sees a few passes from Tebow sail over Holmes’ head in practice, Santonio will finally warm up to Sanchez, too.

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13 Responses to “Jets bring back Scotty McKnight”
  1. mikebe1 says: Mar 27, 2012 4:04 PM

    Yeeaaah super bowl. Jk scotty has potential just needs time to get stronger.

  2. zampft says: Mar 27, 2012 4:06 PM

    Scotty has announced he’s now BFF’s with Tim Tebow

  3. whatever82 says: Mar 27, 2012 4:11 PM

    The NFL…best soap opera ever!

  4. mburger13 says: Mar 27, 2012 4:12 PM

    LMFAO at the Jets. They are so afraid that they are going to completely demoralize Sanchez by trying to bring in anyone who can improve their QB situation, that every time they try they need to do something to cheer up poor little Marky

  5. mvp43 says: Mar 27, 2012 4:19 PM

    Okay- what time is the Scotty McKnight press conference scheduled for?

  6. tb12eatitbitches says: Mar 27, 2012 4:29 PM

    Championship!!!!!

  7. spedman24 says: Mar 27, 2012 4:36 PM

    great under the radar move, I heard he & Sanchez tagteam heydan

  8. jets13 says: Mar 27, 2012 4:53 PM

    Keep hating on the jets, who have been media darlings over the last few years, there are plenty of teams who have been more successful over the last few years…….but there are faaaaar more teams who have been worse

  9. sean6886 says: Mar 27, 2012 5:07 PM

    It was pretty well known he was coming back. No news here.

  10. babyhorsemorgan says: Mar 27, 2012 5:13 PM

    Around the Jets complex, the pair are known as “Mark and Scotty”.

  11. andyreiddoublecheeseburger says: Mar 27, 2012 5:41 PM

    Sop to Sanchez. Now if they can sign the Apostle Paul as a sop to Tebow they’ll be set

  12. jeff d. says: Mar 27, 2012 6:58 PM

    Why would you go back to a team in such disarray as the Jets?

    Pathetic. Wonder if Rex comes out now and touts Super Bowl for this season? Great hire bringing in that wonderful genius of Sparano.. LOL.

    I guess one mans trash is another’s treasure.

  13. jcw000 says: Mar 27, 2012 10:32 PM

    Only reason is that he and Sanchez are lovers. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

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