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Report: Jets will try to trade Sanchez

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Yes, it’s really over.

Less than a year after the Jets renewed their vows with quarterback Mark Sanchez via a contract extension that bound the player and team together for at least two seasons, the Jets will try to foist the balance of said contract extension onto a new team after only one.

Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that the Jets will try to trade Sanchez in the offseason.

A trade makes the most sense.  Apart from the face-saving value of getting something in return for the fifth overall pick in the 2009 draft, trading Sanchez would reduce both the cap charge and the cash expenditure.  As it stands, Sanchez is due to earn a base salary of $8.25 million in 2013, along with a workout bonus of $500,000.  Since the base salary is fully guaranteed, the Jets will owe Sanchez the full $8.25 million even if he’s cut, with no offset even if he signs elsewhere.

The goal will be to try to persuade a new team to shoulder a portion of the financial burden.  Mehta believes the limit for a trade partner will be in the range of $3 million.

Under our analysis of the potential cap hits from keeping, cutting, or trading Sanchez, trading him before June 1 to a team that would pay him $3 million in 2013 would still result in a cap charge of more than $14 million, which is more than the cap hit that would come from cutting Sanchez.

It’s also more than 10 percent of the total 2013 cap for a guy who wouldn’t even be on the team.

Trading Sanchez raises another issue beyond the 2013 season.  With a contract that pays Sanchez $11.5 million in compensation come 2014, $14 million in 2015, and $11.25 million in 2016, his next team likely wouldn’t keep him for a second season, barring a significant restructuring.

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231 Responses to “Report: Jets will try to trade Sanchez”
  1. pacificamjr says: Dec 19, 2012 9:26 PM

    gotta send him to Oaktown for an ‘SC circle jerk!

  2. lilpuppy says: Dec 19, 2012 9:26 PM

    trade him ? who would want him ? Leinhart ring a bell

  3. tbd3 says: Dec 19, 2012 9:27 PM

    Good luck finding a team willing to take him.

    If they do, good luck to that team, too.

  4. tjacks7 says: Dec 19, 2012 9:27 PM

    I have an expired free small fry with a purchase of a large soda that I’m willing to give up?

  5. xsfmed says: Dec 19, 2012 9:27 PM

    When are the Jets going to trade Tannenbaum? What a terrible contract….

  6. chief67 says: Dec 19, 2012 9:27 PM

    Good luck with that !

  7. berniemadoffsides says: Dec 19, 2012 9:28 PM

    Good luck with that!

  8. gregski79 says: Dec 19, 2012 9:28 PM

    Suckers!!! Good luck finding a team that will want him.

  9. gonzo7 says: Dec 19, 2012 9:29 PM

    Good luck with that.

  10. blacknole08 says: Dec 19, 2012 9:29 PM

    It would be hilarious if the QB traded to the Jaguars was Sanchez and not Tim Tebow.

  11. Tyler says: Dec 19, 2012 9:30 PM

    I know a few high schools in the area that could use a QB.

  12. abrasion says: Dec 19, 2012 9:30 PM

    I’m sure teams are already lining up to trade for the great Sanchez.

  13. spellingcops says: Dec 19, 2012 9:31 PM

    And WTF is going to give up anything of value for the turnover machine?

  14. gregski79 says: Dec 19, 2012 9:31 PM

    I think most GMs in the league would Sanchez’s gf over Mark to play QB for their team

  15. jbaxt says: Dec 19, 2012 9:33 PM

    I’ll give you Ricki Stanzi, a 3rd stringer for a 3rd stringer.

  16. jrfrom508 says: Dec 19, 2012 9:33 PM

    Good luck with that, guys.

  17. khamsinvera says: Dec 19, 2012 9:33 PM

    Only the Ringling Bros. Circus would be interested in him

  18. Gordon says: Dec 19, 2012 9:34 PM

    Who’s gonna give anything of value for this guy? He’d be the highest paid backup in the league.

  19. rr2000k says: Dec 19, 2012 9:34 PM

    Good luck, unless you’re only looking for a pack of smokes!

  20. 6ringsandarapist says: Dec 19, 2012 9:35 PM

    good luck , only the eagles can find suckers to trade with

  21. zimaman says: Dec 19, 2012 9:35 PM

    Hey Rex

    What happened to he’s OUR GUY?

  22. 1standinches says: Dec 19, 2012 9:36 PM

    haha!

  23. fafaflunky says: Dec 19, 2012 9:36 PM

    best thing for sanchez and jets..sanchez goes to a small market and becomes a stud.. jets pick an other bust qb..and the cycle continues

  24. Patskrieg dot com says: Dec 19, 2012 9:37 PM

    Get your popcorn ready. You’re about to see the first player since the early 90’s to be traded for an 8th round pick.

  25. benh999 says: Dec 19, 2012 9:37 PM

    Hahahaha.

  26. seattlerogueburner says: Dec 19, 2012 9:37 PM

    Sanchez could be Tebow’s backup in the CFL.

  27. whodeydaytonchapter says: Dec 19, 2012 9:37 PM

    He has to go to the Raiders. That way Palmer, Leinart, and Sanchez can do a reality show. “The Overrated USC QB Show.” I’d watch that.

  28. socalraider909 says: Dec 19, 2012 9:38 PM

    There you go Kansas City there’s your new franchise Quarterback

  29. brokentreehousemusic says: Dec 19, 2012 9:38 PM

    Operative word: Try.

  30. wwwmattcom says: Dec 19, 2012 9:38 PM

    God I hope he never plays in the nfl again. I cant take anymore ny jet qb coverage.

  31. thejuddstir says: Dec 19, 2012 9:38 PM

    How did everyone else know that Sanchez was not aNFL caliber starting QB but not Rexy and the Jets. Everytime someone questioned Rexy about his allegience to Sanchez he went overboard with his praise and confidence in Sanchez, telling everyone else how wrong they were and how he was right……..how does Rexy save face with this move? How could he have such endless faith in Sanchez when all he did was lose for 4 years?

  32. soobster says: Dec 19, 2012 9:39 PM

    Tebow Time!

  33. billhicks666 says: Dec 19, 2012 9:39 PM

    …aaaaand, so, that begs the question: who the heck would want him??

  34. woodrree7 says: Dec 19, 2012 9:40 PM

    Try being the operative word. Good luck with that Jets.

  35. nbaraie says: Dec 19, 2012 9:40 PM

    The way the Jets have carried themselves the past few years, it would not shock me one bit that the rest of the league makes them eat this.

  36. bucfan7911 says: Dec 19, 2012 9:40 PM

    Good luck with that. I still can not get over how Mr. T was allowed to give Sanchez this contract extension at that price. It bars the laws of common sense, and he is supposed to be great w/ numbers. This alone, is enough reason to fire him.

    Then again, so was the moves he made after the Jets went to a couple AFC Championship games. Letting key players go…..completely idiotic.

    And just who is going to be so desperate for Sanchez they’re willing to bite the bullet on that money for him? Only a team as bad as or worse than the Jets, and even then, I dont see it happening. Not impossible but hard to believe it will occur.

  37. packerbackernj says: Dec 19, 2012 9:41 PM

    Next report will be “Jets deny sanchez trade report!” Hm, i should work for pft.

  38. defenestrati says: Dec 19, 2012 9:42 PM

    Has Mr. Johnson considered Freecycle? You don’t get anything in return, but at least someone hauls it off your lawn.

  39. trippymane says: Dec 19, 2012 9:42 PM

    To be honest don’t even know of this guy will get another shot at starting he’s been playing horrible he won’t make the teams that need a qb better so chances are he’s going to be a back up for at least next year.

  40. dezmick says: Dec 19, 2012 9:42 PM

    Who the heck will want to trade a pick for and pay up to $3 mil for a bad QB. Can’t you find those pretty much anywhere?

  41. bamasox says: Dec 19, 2012 9:42 PM

    Do they have American Football in Japan?

  42. jackdaniels1 says: Dec 19, 2012 9:42 PM

    Cue the ‘good luck’ comments!

  43. tincansailor981 says: Dec 19, 2012 9:42 PM

    Who the he** wants him?

  44. jets13 says: Dec 19, 2012 9:42 PM

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WE’LL TAKE A CASE OF GATORADE!!!!!!!!!!!!

  45. ozierdisaster3335 says: Dec 19, 2012 9:43 PM

    for a 2058 7th round draft pick

  46. mancave001 says: Dec 19, 2012 9:43 PM

    Suck it up and cut him. He’s the worst QB in the NFL over the past 4 years. Look it up.

  47. nesuperfan says: Dec 19, 2012 9:43 PM

    LOL, good luck. They only chance of trading him is if you can send him to prison first. Then, he might be worth a few packs of cigarettes.

  48. deanvernonwormer says: Dec 19, 2012 9:43 PM

    Sanchez has skills. These buffoons who run the Jets messed with his head.

  49. revischrist16 says: Dec 19, 2012 9:43 PM

    Good. Not just for the Jets, but for Sanchez as well. As a Jets fan, they didn’t do any favors for Sanchez. Last year’s WR group consisted of Burress and Mason, who couldn’t gain separation, although Burress was great in the redzone. The Jets don’t have a legit starting RB. The offensive line has no depth and a LG and RT that wouldn’t start on another team.

    That being said, Sanchez didn’t do any favors for the Jets. His decision making is awful. Maybe he’ll improve, but there is no chance he’ll improve in NY.

    Good luck Sanchez.

  50. patriotinvasion says: Dec 19, 2012 9:44 PM

    I bet the phones are ringing off the hook in Tanne’s office…yikes.

  51. lushy21 says: Dec 19, 2012 9:44 PM

    Throw in your 17yo daughter and he will play for free

  52. howiefeltersnatch says: Dec 19, 2012 9:44 PM

    Alex Mack is a solid center for the Browns. I would like to thank the powers that be for making that trade.

  53. manningbowl88 says: Dec 19, 2012 9:44 PM

    i needed a good laugh after a frustrating day at work..and this headline provided it ..sweeeet

  54. cheesewizz says: Dec 19, 2012 9:44 PM

    Good luck with that! Nobody is gonna go for that, especially knowing the Jets most likely cut him sooner or later…

  55. ranesmith says: Dec 19, 2012 9:44 PM

    Noooo as I pats fan I hate to see him go.that was 2 easy wins

  56. cusoman says: Dec 19, 2012 9:44 PM

    Heh, good luck with that and best of luck to Sanchez.

  57. barrywhererufrom says: Dec 19, 2012 9:45 PM

    Sounds great..but what jackass team would trade for Sanchez…I got it..the jets…

  58. mindelm42 says: Dec 19, 2012 9:45 PM

    Seriously, who would want him under those conditions? Just wait for jets to cut him, and then sign him as a FA!

  59. archetypeobscure says: Dec 19, 2012 9:45 PM

    More like the Jets would have to give up picks for someone to take him. He has negative value right now.

  60. Vinson Smith says: Dec 19, 2012 9:45 PM

    First comment ever on here…. someone please HELP!!!!!!
    -Struggling Sad Jets Fan

  61. jaytea24 says: Dec 19, 2012 9:46 PM

    lol….

  62. slder78 says: Dec 19, 2012 9:46 PM

    So they won’t have Tebow or Sanchez? Hmmm…May we interest you in an Alex Smith? All it would take is your 1st round pick for the next 3 years. Don’t laugh, because you know the Jets might be stupid enough to do it (See Tebow for 2nd rounder).

  63. chrisknowsdbr says: Dec 19, 2012 9:46 PM

    Its about freaking time. The qb that has been given the most chances to succeed is finally declared a bust.

  64. jackdaniels1 says: Dec 19, 2012 9:47 PM

    Will they take my wife too….I’ve been trying to trade her for years! Hi-ooooooooooooh

  65. getyourownname says: Dec 19, 2012 9:48 PM

    A trade only makes sense if the player can produce (i.e., someone wants to trade). Who (besides the Jets) would waste roster space, at any salary, on someone who couldn’t play?

    Or maybe you meant a trade to the CFL.

  66. isphet71 says: Dec 19, 2012 9:48 PM

    Joey Harrington career stats:

    Games: 81, Comp %: 56.1, YPG: 181.4, TD: 79, INT:85, QBR: 69.4

    Mark Sanchez career stats:

    Games: 61, Comp%: 55.2, YPG: 194.9, TD: 68, INT:68, QBR: 72.0

    Sanchez is a small step up from Harrington on a much better team. Who is going to trade for that?

  67. sellout3871 says: Dec 19, 2012 9:48 PM

    OH SNAAAAAAAAP!!!!!!!!! who in world didn’t see the coming a billion miles away

  68. captfoxboro says: Dec 19, 2012 9:48 PM

    The ONLY way a team would trade for Sanchez would be if they got an even more valuable draft pick back -along with Sanchez.

    Something like …

    Sanchez and a third rounder for a 4th rounder .

    Even then I doubt a team would be willing to take on his salary and inept play .

  69. cardsfann1 says: Dec 19, 2012 9:48 PM

    Please no Cards! Please for the love of god no! Don’t do it! Keep Kolb. Dump Skelton and Lindley and draft a qb. Just please don’t trade for Sanchez!!!

  70. dionoil says: Dec 19, 2012 9:48 PM

    Thats a lot of money for a backup

  71. easyeintennessee says: Dec 19, 2012 9:49 PM

    And the rest of the world outside of New York says no one cares… Please stop spending 80% of news and radio sport shows talking about a 6-8 team.

  72. jimmygrahamchrisivory says: Dec 19, 2012 9:49 PM

    With that ridiculous contract, no way any team with a level headed FO trades for him. Restructuring is the only option in order for him to both stay put or be traded.

  73. gorilladunk says: Dec 19, 2012 9:50 PM

    The GM needs to get the first whack with the firing axe. Anyone who EVER thought Sanchez was going to be a franchise QB was dipping into “Grandpa’s cough syrup” big time. I doubt many div. 1 college teams would want him, much less an NFL team.

  74. chawk12thman says: Dec 19, 2012 9:50 PM

    Interesting……Tebow to Jags, too.

  75. ronmexicothecoachkiller says: Dec 19, 2012 9:52 PM

    A trade may make the most sense for the Jets, But what team gets involved in that deal? Maybe you have him hold the clipboard for a year as a backup while paying him the league minimum. If I am an NFL GM, why would I trade for a Qb with a weak arm who makes bad decisions? And you also want me to kick in 3-4 million to cover the ridiculous deal teh Jets made with Sanchez?

  76. shlort says: Dec 19, 2012 9:52 PM

    Ummm, Yeah. Good luck trying to talk some other team into picking up a contract for more than the league minimum. Sanchez isnt worth much and wasnt worth a fraction of what he was given this past year. I dont think anyone will bite on a trade for Sanchez. He isnt even good enough to ride the bench in the NFL. 55% completion percentage and 1.5 turnovers per touchdown. Rating of like 70. There are guys who are unemployed who had better numbers than that.

  77. brenenostler says: Dec 19, 2012 9:52 PM

    While trading him would definitely be best for the organization, good luck finding someone who will pay him that much to be a back up.

    It’ll be interesting to see how this one plays out.

  78. johnsticle says: Dec 19, 2012 9:52 PM

    Dear Mr. Spielman,
    If you somehow convince the front office to acquire Mr. Sanchez, I will burn every piece of Viking merchandise I own and denounce my Viking Fandom. Draft a new QB and start over or continue trying to develop Ponder. Which will be a losing battle. Please, no more washouts, old has beens, or other teams trash.

  79. ravennation2013 says: Dec 19, 2012 9:53 PM

    Sanchez to arizona

  80. westclaims says: Dec 19, 2012 9:54 PM

    Let’s get ahead of the “he would be great for the Cardinals” comments. No he wouldn’t. And, it’s not happening.

  81. maddenisfordorks says: Dec 19, 2012 9:54 PM

    I need more jets info … ASAP

  82. teal379 says: Dec 19, 2012 9:55 PM

    I have a ham sandwich, 2 cat’s eye marbles and a TJ Rubley rookie card – MINT.

    Final offer.

    Seriously – he could probably really use Mike McCarthy’s QB school for a couple of years. Go back to square one and learn how to be a QB from the footwork on up.

  83. norcalmafia says: Dec 19, 2012 9:55 PM

    Ill give you a box of oreos and a slim jim..

  84. razzlejag says: Dec 19, 2012 9:55 PM

    What a bonehead move by Tannenbaum in signing this bum to an extension.

  85. oreo51 says: Dec 19, 2012 9:55 PM

    Who would want him. New York is going to need to eat all of his salary.

  86. phinfan says: Dec 19, 2012 9:56 PM

    …to the Canadian Football League

  87. mrbigass says: Dec 19, 2012 9:56 PM

    Not as much cheese involved but reminds me of the Texans extending David Carr when Kub first got there and thought he could fix him.

    Anyone think Sancheese is fixable?

  88. ghjjf says: Dec 19, 2012 9:56 PM

    The Cardinals would be the most likely landing spot for Sanchez, they seem to love to trade picks for bad quarterbacks.

  89. pickney1 says: Dec 19, 2012 9:57 PM

    Yea good luck with that. you have a quarterback who has regressed every year in the league, along his agent that can screw up your cap situation

    Yea good luck trading Sanchez

  90. 13fitzj says: Dec 19, 2012 9:57 PM

    Good luck with that.

  91. trapshoot says: Dec 19, 2012 9:57 PM

    And who would want him with the miserable year he’s had?

  92. captainwisdom8888 says: Dec 19, 2012 9:57 PM

    I don’t see too many teams jumping in line to employ this guy as an immediate starter. I see Mark Sanchez’s career taking a turn towards being the accomplished backup behind another good QB. There’s a safety in having a backup QB who has extensive starting experience…he can fill in and win games for you.

    *I can’t help but feel like Mark Sanchez is going to find himself in Miami somehow. Large hispanic fanbase and a chance to play his former team twice a year…

  93. remyje says: Dec 19, 2012 9:58 PM

    “great. we want to make a trade for Mark.” said no one ever.

  94. deadeye says: Dec 19, 2012 9:58 PM

    They should easily get a 7th for him.

  95. nomoreseasontix says: Dec 19, 2012 9:59 PM

    Just wait… It gets better, I think.

  96. clarenceoveur says: Dec 19, 2012 10:00 PM

    Assistant GM Costanza says he figured out a way to get Bonds and Griffey for Sanchez.

  97. couldntdodiddlypoo says: Dec 19, 2012 10:00 PM

    “A trade makes the most sense” when you are in the positively Grecian the Jets have created for themselves.

  98. gopats23 says: Dec 19, 2012 10:00 PM

    $3M? Why would anyone want him even at the league minimum?

    50 turnovers in 2 years!!!!!

  99. pisano says: Dec 19, 2012 10:00 PM

    Thanks Jets, that’s all I want for Christmas.

  100. curtispaintersbackup says: Dec 19, 2012 10:01 PM

    The Jets are a dumb enough team to trade for him and take that contract….Oh wait.

  101. tommyribs says: Dec 19, 2012 10:01 PM

    I didn’t know the CFL could trade with the NFL, because Sanchez clearly is not an NFL QB.

  102. cacsemo says: Dec 19, 2012 10:02 PM

    is it possible trading tebow could get you a better draft pick than sanchez???

  103. Davo says: Dec 19, 2012 10:04 PM

    The GM that trades for Sanchez should be fired on the spot. What on earth would you give up for him? Besides, if they can’t trade him, he’ll be cut, and any team can have him at the bargain basement rate he warrants.

  104. cxring says: Dec 19, 2012 10:04 PM

    This begs the question: What are the Jets plans for 2013 and who will be the coach and GM? Talking of trading Sanchez now seems premature before the bigger questions re decided.

  105. mikelitoris1 says: Dec 19, 2012 10:05 PM

    Trade for Jimmy Clausen. He probably sucks more than Sanchez, which is debatable, but at least he’s not as Mexican.

  106. youknowwhatsgoodforshoulderpain says: Dec 19, 2012 10:05 PM

    But who even wants Sanchez?? He’s just awful.

  107. jjrs89 says: Dec 19, 2012 10:05 PM

    There isn’t a single team that would trade even a bag of footballs for this dude

  108. dinklespiel says: Dec 19, 2012 10:05 PM

    Say Good Night Chetz.

  109. peikid says: Dec 19, 2012 10:05 PM

    It’s certain Seattle will be out. Carroll clearly said that Sanchez was not ready. He is sitting pretty now with his rookie of the year candidate at QB. Proof that if you are good enough to play in the league you don’t need four years to develop.

  110. Grinds My Gear says: Dec 19, 2012 10:06 PM

    But the key word is “try”.

  111. rg3andthensome says: Dec 19, 2012 10:06 PM

    YEAH!!!! Right…..Good luck with that. Does Mexico have a team?

  112. jetsfansince1968 says: Dec 19, 2012 10:07 PM

    The circus may have a 2nd act, Michael Vick.

    God, please no!!!!!!!!!

  113. catquick says: Dec 19, 2012 10:07 PM

    You would have to be nuts to want him, even at a discount price

  114. BigBeachBall says: Dec 19, 2012 10:09 PM

    Scapegoat

  115. mike854 says: Dec 19, 2012 10:09 PM

    Unless they plan to trade Sanchez and a 2nd for a 7th, I don’t see who could possibly bite on this.

  116. smitty767 says: Dec 19, 2012 10:10 PM

    Wow. Talk about making a trade when the value is at an all time low…

  117. pleasantsurpriselefty says: Dec 19, 2012 10:10 PM

    Do they actually think there is someone out there as clueless as they are? Nice try though.

  118. geefan1 says: Dec 19, 2012 10:10 PM

    Cap his aside, what team would want him?

  119. dirtybirds233 says: Dec 19, 2012 10:10 PM

    I honestly couldn’t see anyone pulling the trigger on this. He’s in his 4th year and hasn’t shown squat. Why would someone waste ANY picks or players for a guy who they know won’t blossom into anything. At this point, a division 2 QB has more potential than him.

  120. rgthrizzle says: Dec 19, 2012 10:10 PM

    No sh*t!!

  121. shrshot says: Dec 19, 2012 10:10 PM

    Why would anyone trade for Sanchez? Dude is terrible and expensive.

  122. beerbratscheese says: Dec 19, 2012 10:10 PM

    Someone may be willing to give a cup of coffee and a doughnut for him, if the Jets are willing to eat most of his salary. Other than that, they’ll just have to release him.

  123. husky2score says: Dec 19, 2012 10:12 PM

    Welcome to the backup quarterback position. Pretty cool huh?

  124. sadskinsfan89 says: Dec 19, 2012 10:12 PM

    maybe usc will take him back. He may be good enough to play there

  125. jetfan28 says: Dec 19, 2012 10:12 PM

    I tend to be very skeptical of this guys and his “sources says” articles. He can say sources says anything.

    Let’s think about this logically. Who in the Jets organization is secure enough in their job for 2013 to say what moves they plan to make? The only person who KNOWS they will be part of the organization is Woody Johnson and we know he didn’t leak this.

    I call BS on this story.

  126. ravenmuscle says: Dec 19, 2012 10:12 PM

    No team in their right mind would trade for Sanchez….he absolutely sucks. The Jets are stuck with this turkey AND that stupid extension they signed him too.

    Why would another team bail the Jets out? Makes no sense. Sanchez is the WORST quarterback to come along in years…period.
    He makes terrible decisions and has a rag arm.

  127. dealsthai says: Dec 19, 2012 10:12 PM

    Put him in the FB instead.

  128. thenewenglandpatriots12 says: Dec 19, 2012 10:12 PM

    Arizona should trade a 7th thats about as high as the jets would get…

  129. gopunchyouraladeen says: Dec 19, 2012 10:14 PM

    Soon the Sanchize will don plastic cat whiskers and been seen trying to poop in low walled boxes filled with packing peanuts.

  130. skiss68 says: Dec 19, 2012 10:15 PM

    I wouldnt give you Josh Brent for him!!

  131. ottawabrave91 says: Dec 19, 2012 10:15 PM

    please chiefs don’t do it

  132. melsh13 says: Dec 19, 2012 10:16 PM

    I still remember the cheers when they drafted this guy …

  133. jetfan28 says: Dec 19, 2012 10:16 PM

    Also, earlier the same reporter reported his “sources” says that Tebow will ask for a trade at the end of the season.
    Who in the Tebow camp would tell this to a Jet beat reporter? Tebow says nothing to anyone, but he’s gonna let his intentions leak to Manish Mehta? Please.

    “sources says” is the biggest pile of BS used to create cheap headlines.

  134. moerawn says: Dec 19, 2012 10:16 PM

    Oh, I hope he goes to MY team!
    –said by no fan anywhere

  135. Stiller43 says: Dec 19, 2012 10:16 PM

    Raiders? They like terrible former SC qb’s…

  136. silvestregonzalez74 says: Dec 19, 2012 10:17 PM

    I think mark will be better of leaving the big apple.new York expectations are to big for any QB.if he would go to a place like arizona,Kansas city,st louis,or Oakland maybe!point is that a change of secenere is sometimes better for both sides.

    FIGHT ON!!!!!!

  137. all4patriots says: Dec 19, 2012 10:17 PM

    I will TRY to date a supermodel, too.

    ain’t too likely though

  138. drunkraider says: Dec 19, 2012 10:17 PM

    nobody will trade for him.

  139. samirabushhab says: Dec 19, 2012 10:18 PM

    Good luck with that

  140. buffalowned says: Dec 19, 2012 10:19 PM

    Who in the right mind would trade for mark Sanchez?

  141. buhbay1c says: Dec 19, 2012 10:19 PM

    Two dollars and a pack of Jawbreakers?

  142. giantboy99 says: Dec 19, 2012 10:22 PM

    Just think what could have been if Peyton didn’t return for his senior year.

  143. paredskinwarrior1985 says: Dec 19, 2012 10:23 PM

    He will be cut bc no team will trade for some one thats a back up who only has little better talent than lmao Tim tebow and thats really bad.

    I am so happy the Redskins didn’t pull Tue trigger and trade up to draft him in 2009!!! Jason Campbell was a joke but sanchez is even worse

  144. ProDolphinsTalk says: Dec 19, 2012 10:24 PM

    So much has happened over the last few years with the NY Jets it’s nauseating. Everything from Favre to Tebow. Who could forget Footgate or the strength coach tripping an opposing team’s player during live action. Yea, man nobody saw that in HD. Ridiculous.

  145. pesh00 says: Dec 19, 2012 10:24 PM

    I got a bag of Cheetos and a dr. Pepper….on second thought, i think i’d be ripped off plus Dr. Pepper is really good.

    Nevermind….

  146. t16rich says: Dec 19, 2012 10:26 PM

    Why? He’s a top 3 quarterback in this league

  147. dabearsk says: Dec 19, 2012 10:28 PM

    Never understood why they gave Sanchez a new contract and more money…tannebum ..I guess doesn’t understand the player dev side nor the business side of being a gm…jets are in for some tough times I think..

  148. oreo51 says: Dec 19, 2012 10:28 PM

    Call Arizona! They are certain to trade Larry Fitzgerald and Darnell Docket for a package of Tebow and Sanchez.

  149. jackericsson says: Dec 19, 2012 10:29 PM

    Looks like Rex is giving him the foot!

  150. mulehead70 says: Dec 19, 2012 10:29 PM

    Tyler says:
    Dec 19, 2012 9:30 PM
    I know a few high schools in the area that could use a QB.

    ___________________________________

    And I’m sure Sanchez will find himself a nice girlfriend at those area high schools, too.

  151. sclazo says: Dec 19, 2012 10:31 PM

    If I was a GM I wouldn’t even give a 7th round pick for Sanchez. I hope team takes the jets offer. Make them stick with Sanchez. I find it hilarious two years ago they where calling him Sanchize.

  152. grandpoopah says: Dec 19, 2012 10:32 PM

    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  153. effjohntaylornorelation says: Dec 19, 2012 10:32 PM

    Has the NFL ever had such a reckless franchise? Can Park Ave step in and take control like in MLB? What a horrific organization.

  154. pickney1 says: Dec 19, 2012 10:34 PM

    And the joke of the night award goest to the New York Jets management. You have a quarterback that has regressed with no talent around him, along with having an agent that will screw up your cap situation.

    Yea good luck trading him or Tebow for that matter. Thank you for the great joke though

  155. bucfan7911 says: Dec 19, 2012 10:36 PM

    Mr. T needs to be fired.

  156. turboreattore says: Dec 19, 2012 10:38 PM

    Trade, cut or keep him, in any case the Jets are in big economic trouble

  157. thejuddstir says: Dec 19, 2012 10:40 PM

    No other team would want Sanchez the QB. No other team would invest that much money in a 3rd string QB. Rexy needs to understand that no other team values Sanchez like Rexy does, did, doesn’t, LOL

  158. electionconfidential says: Dec 19, 2012 10:42 PM

    The real story here is Tannenbaum. What a botch. Everyone thought it was a botch at the time. Everyone but Tannenbaum that is. Woody Johnson needs to cut his losses. It doesn’t really matter what you do with Sanchez as long as you don’t keep him, expecting better results. Tannenbaum has insured that no matter what you do with him it’s going to cost the Jets a small fortune.

  159. thejuddstir says: Dec 19, 2012 10:43 PM

    I’d rather have Matt Leinart, Vince Young, JaMarcus Russell, Tim Cousins, Ryan Leaf, etc.

  160. santolonius says: Dec 19, 2012 10:44 PM

    someone needs to put into writing what justification a team might have for offering anything in a trade for sanchez or why they would pay him anywhere near 3 million dollars. without said explanation there is a pretty big hole in this story.

  161. dkrauss93 says: Dec 19, 2012 10:44 PM

    So… can we get the Colts president drunk again… Telling him that Mark Sanchez is like Peyton Manning and he can be a solid backup. I can only hope lol.

  162. fordmandalay says: Dec 19, 2012 10:46 PM

    It’s official – Mark Sanchez is the luckiest guy on the planet. Able to sucker the Jests into paying him absolutely incredible amounts of money for little to no ability, magazine covers, ads and commercials, owning NY nightlife for 4 years, scoring an endless line of supermodels… and he’s still got the gravy train rolling!

  163. trollaikman8 says: Dec 19, 2012 10:50 PM

    Well, he’s a top 3 quarterback on the Jets.

  164. thefiesty1 says: Dec 19, 2012 10:51 PM

    Arizona is just stupid enough to take that contract. They already did with Kolb and still don’t have a QB. Just more of the same with Sanchezzzzzz.

  165. green19 says: Dec 19, 2012 10:54 PM

    All they have to do is find a GM and coaching staff that hasn’t watched any film of the Jets since 2008.

  166. Robert says: Dec 19, 2012 10:54 PM

    Arizona bound….

  167. green19 says: Dec 19, 2012 10:54 PM

    All they have to do is find a GM and coaching staff who hasn’t watched any film of the Jets since 2008.

  168. radford7 says: Dec 19, 2012 10:56 PM

    What a joke of a franchise, The owner knows nothing about football, the G.M. knows nothing about salary caps, the offensive and head coach believe in ground and pound, news flash that ended about 10 years ago
    and when they last won a super bowl they weren’t even in the N.F.L.

  169. lambeaufieldwest says: Dec 19, 2012 10:58 PM

    Make the Jets go away!

  170. cooklynn17 says: Dec 19, 2012 11:00 PM

    Mark’s our quarterback…

  171. azdesertdweller says: Dec 19, 2012 11:00 PM

    Yeah, ok. Sanchez is worthless and nobody will trade for him with that contract.

    Don’t the Jets realize that everyone in the world have.seen him play?

  172. nyjetsfan08 says: Dec 19, 2012 11:01 PM

    You have to feel sorry for Mark Sanchez a little bit, here. This team did next to nothing to build around him and give him a CHANCE to shine. He was thrown to the wolves this year with nothing to work with. Instead of trying to draft or get guys on this team to help the offense, they waste cap space with that sideshow known as Tebow, because their retard owner, Woody, has a woody for the backpages. They waste the playbook on this idiotic wildcat system, which DID NOT WORK! Just this past game, Mark was doing okay in a series, getting something going. And what do they do? Put Tebow in! On what freaking team is their two franchise QBs?!? The answer: NONE! You don’t take out your starting QB, unless he’s injured or he’s not getting it done. How the hell can any QB develop a rhythm like that? THEY CAN’T! No team in the NFL except the Jets pulls this crap, no one! You can’t win this way.

    I’m not saying Sanchez was going to be Johnny U or even Ken O’brien. But, my god, don’t sabotage the guy and then throw him under the bus in front of everyone to see. We’ve seen what he can do with a running game, intelligent guys up front on both sides of the ball, good special teams, and a decent receiver corp. That guy who won 4 games in the playoffs and made it to the 2 AFC Championships in a row, beating both Tom Brady and Payton Manning, back-to-back, I believe he’s still in there. I think he can do it. But he’s lost his way now and it’s up to him to get it back and make it work with another team. But, I’m sorry, if you don’t build around your QB and give him a chance to flourish, you can’t win.

  173. picks287 says: Dec 19, 2012 11:02 PM

    Trade for Mike Vick ? He would be a good back up in philly

  174. biggiep says: Dec 19, 2012 11:03 PM

    Trade him to the Tampa Bay Rays. They got a guy named Evan Longoria there.

  175. diehardcatz says: Dec 19, 2012 11:04 PM

    So glad we have Cam!! -DieHardPanthers

  176. macwomack says: Dec 19, 2012 11:05 PM

    I don’t see it at all….

    Why would I trade for Sanchez before I try for Flynn, Orton, or Cousins?

  177. picks287 says: Dec 19, 2012 11:05 PM

    I dont think any team will take him as a gift for christmas much less trade

  178. dirtysouthironmen says: Dec 19, 2012 11:07 PM

    I was halfway through this article before it dawned on me…this is about Sanchez and not Tebow. All I saw was trade and did not think it could be anyone else other than him. Imagine my shock when my mind caught up to my eyes and thought, WOW, an article about the Jets that does not focus on Tebow.

  179. n0hopeleft says: Dec 19, 2012 11:14 PM

    Screech from Saved By The Bell has an opinion:

    I have the dirtiest Sanchez of them all to offer, don’t be shy!

    Lisa Turtle is a hoooooooooooooo hare!

  180. manilarizzo says: Dec 19, 2012 11:14 PM

    ummmmm… trade him for what???

  181. rollerino1 says: Dec 19, 2012 11:16 PM

    I think Sanchez needs to leave NY and be a backup for at least one season to relieve himself of the pain of what he’s had to go through this season. Once he washes off the green and white, he will be fine.

  182. tommyribs says: Dec 19, 2012 11:17 PM

    ravenmuscle says: Dec 19, 2012 10:12 PM

    No team in their right mind would trade for Sanchez….he absolutely sucks. The Jets are stuck with this turkey AND that stupid extension they signed him too.

    Why would another team bail the Jets out? Makes no sense. Sanchez is the WORST quarterback to come along in years…period.
    He makes terrible decisions and has a rag arm.
    —————————————————————-

    What this guy said!

  183. Deb says: Dec 19, 2012 11:17 PM

    Back-to-back Championship games to this in two years. After this year’s QB debacles, the Jets need to be making changes in the GM’s office … and perhaps a change at HC as well.

  184. seatownballers says: Dec 19, 2012 11:19 PM

    I see him going to the chiefs or raiders as a backup. And that’s not for a trade, but for league minimum after he is cut

  185. captfoxboro says: Dec 19, 2012 11:19 PM

    Dear Mr. Goodell
    I am wondering if it would be alright if I pay Sanchez’ salary with the stipulation that he remain a Jet for the remainder of his contract ?
    Sincerely ,
    Bob Kraft

  186. manningbowl88 says: Dec 19, 2012 11:21 PM

    you mean the we can trade for the great QB who fumbled off his own linemans butt?
    YESSS..eli move over theres a new QB controversy in NYG land!!!…………

    id say id offer the jets a snickers bar for him but im kind of hungry and i dont want to turn into betty white.

  187. huskylawyer says: Dec 19, 2012 11:21 PM

    Saying the Jets will “try” to trade Mark Sanchez is like me saying that will try to date Eva Longoria. I can try all I want, but the desired result likely isn’t going to happen.

    Just sayin’

  188. jaytea24 says: Dec 19, 2012 11:25 PM

    I have never seen so many comments on one story…..sad

  189. 1uniquename says: Dec 19, 2012 11:29 PM

    Give me Sanchez and a 2nd rounder, in return I’ll give you a six pack and a half eaten banana…. Never mind it’s now a fully eaten banana… And three beers =/ good deal.

  190. glenne81 says: Dec 19, 2012 11:30 PM

    Ummm,,,Ok.

    So? Will you take all our draft picks AND Sanchez for the Number One Draft choice this year????????

  191. delusionalcardsfan says: Dec 19, 2012 11:31 PM

    I can already see him in a Cards uniform, competing with Skelton and Lindley for the job. :(

  192. 1oldpro says: Dec 19, 2012 11:37 PM

    If I were a college QB on draft day, and my phone rang and it was the Jets calling to tell me they were drafting me, I would hang up.

  193. rajbais says: Dec 19, 2012 11:50 PM

    The trade option would have likely worked last year. It’s too late.

  194. steeelfann says: Dec 19, 2012 11:52 PM

    This is so funny. I remember commenting on here in pre-season how much fun this would be. All the Jets did was run their mouths, talk, and talk, mostly led by their coach who was trying to avoid personal issues at the same time. I knew this season would be a disaster. It really is fitting. At some point, you actually have to shut your mouth. Don’t you?

  195. 85pmart says: Dec 19, 2012 11:59 PM

    By this time next year, mark sanchez will be playing something other than football.

  196. raymondtx says: Dec 20, 2012 12:08 AM

    I am pretty sure every team in the nfl already has a sorry backup qb that does nothing but throw interceptions . So why trade for one?

  197. picks287 says: Dec 20, 2012 12:36 AM

    Sanchez for Mike Vanderjagt , Jamarcus Russel and Maurice Clarrett in a sign and trade plus the Jets 1st round pick in 2013

  198. forever9ers says: Dec 20, 2012 12:47 AM

    Matt Cassel for Mark Sanchez straight up? Doubt that. No team would want either one of them.

  199. kacapaco says: Dec 20, 2012 12:55 AM

    This Mark-Jets marriage looks like MJ’s marriage that screwed him.

  200. azbadinals says: Dec 20, 2012 1:04 AM

    I am looking forward to next year’s Cardinals QB competition between Sanchez, Lindley and their 2013 6th round pick QB Denard Robinson, after taking nothing but WRs in rounds 1-5.

  201. bigdingyguy says: Dec 20, 2012 2:08 AM

    “Chad Henne and Mark Sanchez will renew the Fins and Jets rivalry for at least the next decade”

    Me, 2010.

  202. torontofalcon says: Dec 20, 2012 3:03 AM

    Why does one of the worst QBs in the nfl have such a complex contract?

  203. torontofalcon says: Dec 20, 2012 3:06 AM

    I’d send a 7th rd pick but at this point that pick has a better chance at making an impact then this clown does.

  204. jeffa43 says: Dec 20, 2012 3:23 AM

    But he gives the Jetsthe best chance to win?

  205. lawyermalloy says: Dec 20, 2012 4:45 AM

    Yeah, Good luck with that one!

  206. cubancigar10 says: Dec 20, 2012 6:01 AM

    Yes folks!! You too can be part of Rex’s “Funniest Show On Girth”. Not only did they extend Sanchise’s contract—BUT brought in Morono as offensive coordinator after overseeing probably the worst offense the Fins ever had the previous three seasons.

    What next you ask? Stay tuned as they trade away their premier cornerback Revis for the rights to the Giant’s “employee of the month” parking spot!

  207. awdlmd says: Dec 20, 2012 6:23 AM

    They are going to have to give a team draft picks just to take Sanchez. Same with Tebow.

  208. ytsejamer1 says: Dec 20, 2012 6:41 AM

    Somewhere, Ken Whisenhunt is considering it…

    *snicker*

    He’s awful…he just is. It’s too bad because the guy can make some quality throws. I’ve seen a few of them over the years…the couple he had against Indy in the playoffs were very good. I’ve seen him make a few nice passes against my Pats (although, I probably could do the same). The problem is that he can’t do it on a consistent enough basis…and the fact that he’s a turnover waiting to happen.

  209. vcupats says: Dec 20, 2012 7:10 AM

    I can see the Jets trading Sanchize (and a lot more) to the Chargers for Rivers. Look, SD sucks anyway and they are out the door to LA pretty soon – might as well have a stand-in QB for their last year in SD. The Jets will get a legit QB…and still suck anyway.

  210. blueballz77 says: Dec 20, 2012 7:11 AM

    Ahh such a cute kid send the little guy out west

  211. jintzforever says: Dec 20, 2012 7:27 AM

    You got to be kidding me. Who would want to trade for this bum?

  212. cmdrsmooth says: Dec 20, 2012 7:57 AM

    Jets tried making Sanchez the starter. How did that work out folks?

    Stop guaranteeing your players starting or 2nd string positions and your team may not quit on you.

    Rex tried to humiliate the only player to stand up and call last year’s disaster what it was. McElroy has guts, not dressing him showed how “toxic” this coach can be with a grudge. Time to ship out Rex and Mr.T and take the circus with them.

  213. jpaq68 says: Dec 20, 2012 8:27 AM

    Welcome to Buffalo, Mr. Sanchez!

  214. namvet4 says: Dec 20, 2012 8:52 AM

    Fire the GM Mike Tannenbaum..He is the architect of the Jets circus. Fire Rex Ryan.. No new GM worth his salt wants to come in and deal with Ryan. Cut Sanchez, take the lumps, financially, and move on. Woody Johnson has proved he is a terrible business owner in the NFL. .. I feel sorry for the fans.. you have years of agony ahead of you if the Front Office doesn’t clean house.

  215. steelerben says: Dec 20, 2012 10:16 AM

    Two hundred plus people and no one is thinking about the next spot that Andy Reid lands as being Sanchize’s next home? For shame. We all know that Reid can polish a turd at the QB position and whever he goes, the team is going to be missing two things, a QB and enough draft picks, while likely having plenty of cap room.

  216. cmr4life says: Dec 20, 2012 11:16 AM

    From a Jets fan to all of the Raider, Dolphins, and Giant fans posting here: SHUT YOUR MOUTH!!! Hey Raider fans: Two words: AL DAVIS. If he was alive today, he would trade for Sanchez and you know it. And Dolphin fans, it is going to be the same story all over again: Playing golf in January. And Giants fans: Your EGO’S are WAY out of control here. Have you watched your team the last couple of weeks? Do all Jets fans believe Sanchez needs to go: ABSOLUTELY!!!! This is a man whose downfall was predetermined the moment Rex Ryan starting mouthing off. Everyone in Jets nation knows this. This team needs to be revamped on offense immediately. It all starts with firing the front office and coaching staff. This program 2 years ago was doing some amazing things and had perfect chemistry. Then Mr. T decided he was bigger than life and blew up the chemistry. This team needs a BRUTAL wake up call and fast.

  217. toonloonboon says: Dec 20, 2012 11:31 AM

    I’ll trade my team’s 2nd rounder for whoever he’s currently dating.

  218. mcsuave says: Dec 20, 2012 12:03 PM

    Sanchez has a contract which is a albatross on the Jets salary cap. They will pay for years to come and no one wants him after his 2 terrible seasons.

  219. miguelromerorhpat says: Dec 20, 2012 6:04 PM

    dont worry people,hes going back to USC to finish his senior season,then his coming back with his degree in 2014!!..great decision mark,great decision.

  220. drakost says: Dec 20, 2012 7:32 PM

    Good thing ‘ol Al Davis (RIP) wasn’t around. He’d trade Palmer for Tebow and Sanchez package!

  221. olcap says: Dec 21, 2012 12:43 PM

    lilpuppy says:
    Dec 19, 2012 9:26 PM
    trade him ? who would want him ? Leinhart ring a bell
    _______________________________________

    Leinhart doesn’t have even one QUARTER length of terrible play that Sanchez has racked up as the starter long after it was obvious to everyone except Rex that he was garbage.

    Can’t really see how any team would be interested in such a failure.

  222. burgandy2260 says: Dec 21, 2012 4:38 PM

    I will trade the Jets a heavily used George Foreman grill for the rights to Sanchez! I mean who wouldn’t wanna somebody around to cut your grass and wash your car and such? Seems like a positive career path move for Sanchez since we know QB’g in the NFL isn’t gonna work and there are age limits in Pop Warner leagues.

  223. lennydpocketqb says: Dec 22, 2012 12:57 PM

    ^^^^ that escalated quickly.

  224. warhammer420 says: Dec 22, 2012 6:36 PM

    Sanchez is a back up QB at best. And one that has proven to be mentally weak AND a turnover machine. Yeah, not seeing much trade value for him.

  225. devildog911 says: Dec 23, 2012 6:50 PM

    Walmart is always hiring. I guess Sanchez will be busy sending out his resume during the offseason.

  226. dlmcc1010 says: Dec 24, 2012 2:11 AM

    Terrible decision making, no accuracy, poor work ethic, 9 million guaranteed salary next year. Whats not to like?

    I cant see any team trading for him and also absorbing $3 million in salary. He simply is not a starting QB. Remember Pete Carroll said he wasnt ready? Thats what happened here. This guy rushed to the draft and wound up being picked a team in the most difficult media market. He needed to sit on the bench for a few years and learn.

  227. davidcl77 says: Dec 24, 2012 4:54 PM

    How about they try to trade the organization?

  228. cluelessdufus says: Dec 25, 2012 5:49 AM

    Apparently you guys haven’t seen much. Yes Sanchez isn’t a proven franchise but he hasn’t had much around him or much of a staff 3 of the 5 linemen missed 8 games this season Holmes went down in week 4 ,Keller missed last 7, Stephen Hill put on injured reserve 2 weeks ago. Only average WRs are Kerley and Edwards. And yes he has had 4 years but the staff is more defensive minded than offense they haven’t drafted anything in the first round for Sanchez he was the last offensive pick. and since they traded up so much they don’t have 2nd rounders even. How are you supposed to build him around him with low draft picks and reserves he not the QB that Brady is he needs people around him to make him better. And Ryan and Sprano need to be replaced and if they trade him trade him to somewhere he has people around him to learn from. Because its not all Sanchez fault

  229. iowahbr says: Dec 25, 2012 9:19 AM

    The Jets need some front office guidance from the worlds of accounting and finance rather than football.

    Rule 1 from accounting and for Sanchez and Tebow: An asset worth zero value to you is worth just that, regardless of the acquisition or holding costs. Asset on the books should be at 0.

    Rule2 from finance and for Sanchez and Tebow: When you make a bad investment your loss is usually the smallest if you act quickly. For every Kurt Warner story in the NFL there are 20 JaMarcus Russell stories.

  230. prostrength says: Dec 25, 2012 9:42 AM

    I think the “Brooklyn Jets” would be a great start… Load up the Mayflower trucks people – its (Ersay) moving day!! :) lol

  231. wnstonchill says: Dec 25, 2012 10:33 PM

    Jay Cutler to the Jets and out of Chicago!!!!! Please??!!!!!!!

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