Report: It’s believed Sanchez will stay put

Reuters

On Wednesday night, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reported that the Jets will try to trade quarterback Mark Sanchez.  Shortly thereafter, we reported that the Jets will keep all options open.

It’s a distinction without a difference.  If all options are truly open, one option is to trade Sanchez.  And there can be no true evaluation of the option to trade Sanchez if the Jets don’t (wait for it) try to trade him.

Now, Bob Glauber of Newsday predicts that Sanchez won’t be traded.  Or cut.  Glauber reports that “two sources familiar [with] his situation believe” Sanchez will stay with the Jets.

This doesn’t trump the notion that the Jets will keep all options open.  Instead, the specific language of the sourcing indicates that this is the predicted outcome of the Jets’ evaluation of their options.  If Sanchez can’t be traded, with his new team paying enough of his salary to significantly reduce the $17.1 million cap charge that would apply to a pre-June 1 trade, the Jets have to decide between a $12.85 million cap charge for keeping him and a $12.35 million cap charge that would arise from cutting him, either after June 1 or with a post-June 1 designation.

The notion that the Jets will keep Sanchez becomes an important part of the posturing for a possible trade.  Sanchez, if he’s not the starter, will prefer to be cut.  That way, he gets the full $8.25 million from the Jets along with whatever a new team would pay him.  If traded, Sanchez gets nothing more than his $8.25 million.  So why would he show any interest in cooperating with a possible trade?

If the alternative to a trade isn’t being released but rotting on the bench, Tebow style, maybe Sanchez will be inclined to help facilitate a trade — even if it eventually means converting some of his salary to easily-reached incentives based on what he does in his new city.

Of course, without knowing who the sources are, it’s impossible to assess whether the prediction has any merit.  But it’s reasonable to conclude under these circumstances that: (1) the Jets will try to trade Sanchez; (2) that they’ll fail; and (3) that they’ll choose to make him work for the $8.25 million they owe him.

In the end, no one will know what the Jets will do until we know who will be running the football operation come 2013.

59 responses to “Report: It’s believed Sanchez will stay put

  1. I hope they keep all three on their current roster and try to make use of all three in every game next year via QB by committee. How fun would that be to watch spiral out of control??

  2. He might stay put, but will he be the starter or the backup or even the future personal punt protector?

    No one knows if he’ll stay put. There will likely be a new GM, head coach and OC. Maybe all three.

    If any of those changes happen, they will surely want “their” guy in there.

  3. I agree. Kansas City, Oakland, Arizona, Buffalo, Jacksonville, Philly. Its hard to believe that at one of these teams would’nt make an offer – but if the Jets want to trade him they are going to have to accept a low ball offer and probably pay half his salary. So, i see him staying.

  4. First, no one in this world is going to trade for Mark Sanchez, even if Pete Carroll lost all 3 of his QB’s he’d still look elsewhere first and he coached the kid.

    Second Woody is a cheapskate along with being an inept owner so you can rest assured that there is no chance of them cutting him at all.

    Conclusion; Sanchez will be allowed to ruin another season for the Jets and their fans, enjoy!

  5. Listening to Rex Ryan explain his recent quarterback decisions reminds you to make a donation to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.

  6. Say what you want, but Mark is a solid kid and all jokes aside he deserves better than that clown car of a franchise. Give the kid a shot with a real offensive coordinator,in a real NFL offense with actual skill position guys and lets see what he has.

  7. The Jets are in a pure mess with all 3 of these quarterbacks and someone has to go…Sanchez will have to restructure his deal significantly because he has regressed badly…this is bad football team led by a bad football head coach..enough said

  8. “Can someone explain to me why the Jets get so much press coverage?

    No one cares.”

    Very simple actually it’s just three little words; East Coast Bias.

    Look it up in the dictionary and you’ll see the name ESPN listed as primary definition.

  9. Other than Jet fans who cares?

    I’m sure they aren’t too happy about him staying.

    They don’t deserve a turnover machine for Christmas.

  10. At this point Sanchez has got to feel bad for the Jets. I’ve known some slimy people and I think they would feel bad at this point. He has basically been stealing from them for the past 4 years. He has made so much more money than he has earned he should renegotiate his contract to a lower number and apologize for taking advantage of mentally handicapped organization. He has been making Brady money for third string results. I’m not sure how his conscience let’s him sleep at night.

    “on top of a pile of money with many beautiful ladies”

  11. “Say what you want, but Mark is a solid kid and all jokes aside he deserves better than that clown car of a franchise. Give the kid a shot with a real offensive coordinator,in a real NFL offense with actual skill position guys and lets see what he has.”

    He has proven nothing of the 4 years with the jets! And a few of the rookie QBs are outplaying this clown.

  12. Can the Jets really afford another year of throwing good money after REALLY bad money? Cut him, take the cap charge and move on with McElroy. Let the new HC hire a QB coach/OC who will actually develop a young QB and maybe the tailspin can be stopped.

  13. Say they start McElroy next season. What is the difference in paying McElroy and Sanchez if McElroy is starting? Nothing. The cap hit is the same so the cap hit isn’t a huge issue.

    Its sorta like the Flynn and Wilson pay structure now.

  14. tigerpork says:
    Dec 21, 2012 2:52 PM
    “Say what you want, but Mark is a solid kid and all jokes aside he deserves better than that clown car of a franchise. Give the kid a shot with a real offensive coordinator,in a real NFL offense with actual skill position guys and lets see what he has.”

    He has proven nothing of the 4 years with the jets! And a few of the rookie QBs are outplaying this clown.

    —–

    He took them to two AFC championship games and 4-2 in the playoffs. He played well in those 6 games. Its 50% his confidence and 50% horrid management for his failure.

  15. He did lead them to the Championship game his first two years. That being said he does suck. Him and Leinart, Reggie Bush all products of the USC hype machine. Throw in Pete Caroll too.

  16. Just think, Mark Sanchez will have accomplished exactly nothing with his NFL career, but will live a blessed and better life than virtually all hardworking americans who produce and bust their butt every day……and this guy wasn’t even good at what he did, but will still live better for the rest of his life than most everybody else.

    And then remind yourself some “smart” billionaire enabled this inept 20something year old another free pass when he’s still on the roster next year, because it’ll save that “smart” billionaire pennies on the dollar

  17. “I agree. Kansas City, Oakland, Arizona, Buffalo, Jacksonville, Philly. Its hard to believe that at one of these teams would’nt make an offer”
    __________

    Take the Raiders off your list.
    They’ve already got a better version of Sanchez.

  18. Both Sanchez and Ryan will be back next year. I’m not saying it’s right or that it makes any sense, but just that it would be classic Jets.

  19. Ten other teams have similar problems with QB’s, Cap Space, and Free Agency issues. We should wait for this discussion until after the season……..

  20. Jets need to get :

    general manager-Mr.T is a numbers man.
    offensive coach- should be fired
    defensive coach- he refused contract extension
    quarterback coach-should be fired
    quality control coach- none at the time
    clock time/timeout coach-
    special teams coach- retiring

    players are next.

  21. omegalh says:
    Dec 21, 2012 2:59 PM
    tigerpork says:
    Dec 21, 2012 2:52 PM
    “Say what you want, but Mark is a solid kid and all jokes aside he deserves better than that clown car of a franchise. Give the kid a shot with a real offensive coordinator,in a real NFL offense with actual skill position guys and lets see what he has.”

    He has proven nothing of the 4 years with the jets! And a few of the rookie QBs are outplaying this clown.

    —–

    He took them to two AFC championship games and 4-2 in the playoffs. He played well in those 6 games. Its 50% his confidence and 50% horrid management for his failure.

    The defense took them to those championships. Sanchez was a pawn in a ground and pound game plan. He did nothing but throw short slants and the very occasional deep ball. The OC had to give him a color coordinated system for what is deemed a good idea on the field for Christ sake… i do something similar with my 1st grade students for behavior.

  22. “OK who was the last decent player to come from USC?”

    The last notably GOOD player from USC = Steve Smith. Clay Mathews has been good. Cushing has been good (and doped up). Then Troy Polamalu (and he’s actually a very very good player).

    Dud, overhyped QBs from USC are a dime-a-dozen, though. Johnson, Leinart, Sanchez, Cassel, and Booty (heheh) were all supposed to be decent-to-good but all blow. Carson Palmer is the only one to amount to anything from all those wasted daft picks. A 4th, a 5th, a 7th and three 1st round picks and you get one decent QB. I wonder if Barkley can break the trend.

  23. Steeler Nation would sign Sanchez as a backup water boy, but even then, he gives off a loser vibe.

  24. jetsheartache says:Dec 21, 2012 3:29 PM

    omegalh says:
    Dec 21, 2012 2:59 PM
    tigerpork says:
    Dec 21, 2012 2:52 PM
    “Say what you want, but Mark is a solid kid and all jokes aside he deserves better than that clown car of a franchise. Give the kid a shot with a real offensive coordinator,in a real NFL offense with actual skill position guys and lets see what he has.”

    He has proven nothing of the 4 years with the jets! And a few of the rookie QBs are outplaying this clown.

    —–

    He took them to two AFC championship games and 4-2 in the playoffs. He played well in those 6 games. Its 50% his confidence and 50% horrid management for his failure.

    The defense took them to those championships. Sanchez was a pawn in a ground and pound game plan. He did nothing but throw short slants and the very occasional deep ball. The OC had to give him a color coordinated system for what is deemed a good idea on the field for Christ sake… i do something similar with my 1st grade students for behavior.

    Actually if you look at his numbers, he played extremely well in the playoffs and threw deeper down the field than the likes of Brady and Manning.

  25. The best scenario would be a straight-up trade with the Seahawks: Matt Flynn for Sanchez.

    Flynn is set to make $5.25 million in 2013. Sanchez: $8.3.

    If the Jets can get out of this mess for $3 million? It’s a deal!

  26. 4evrnyt says:
    Dec 21, 2012 2:38 PM
    “Can someone explain to me why the Jets get so much press coverage?

    No one cares.”

    Very simple actually it’s just three little words; East Coast Bias.

    Look it up in the dictionary and you’ll see the name ESPN listed as primary definition.

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    that’s hysterical. do you see how many comments are on here? i signed on through the nyjets. if they put this up on your team (or all teams), it’s because you show your interest by reading and commenting! even if your interest is only ridicule, (a sad state of affairs in my view), then stop (you absolutely can’t), and then they’ll stop.

  27. I’d rather have mark stay then have that bumb overrated qb Vick any day. Vick is terrible and washed up. If the jets take Vick they will lose many fans and patients with this team. So please jets, don’t rush anything at the qb position and sign Vick. Take your time and play McElroy or sign another free agent qb until you feel comfortable enough to draft one. Don’t make anymore stupid decisions, o and by the way get rid of tannamBUM and Rex and sparano.

  28. I also agree with a QB coach, a good offensive coordinator (Sparano SUCKS, Marty’s kid was much much better), a couple of NFL caliber WR’s & some O line help & he’s not that bad.

    I know he’s sucked last year & this year but as you watch him, his confidence is bad. He has no faith in what’s being called or that his wr’s can catch it. Many of his ints have been bad WR routes since he has scrubs at that spot. Edwards signed a week ago is his best WR & Edwards ain’t that good.

    Sanchez’s postseason stats dwarf Vicks. Look at both of their playoff stats for games played. He also in consecutive weeks beat Brady & Manning in THEIR buildings in the playoffs. Yes he’s been awful recently but Mark or Mike with the money on the line, I take Sanchez. This kid can play with the right tools around him.

  29. Sanchez will be a very expensive back-up, because there’s no way he’ll be a starting QB in the NFL, again the Jets made their bed extending him, so now they have to lay in it.

  30. First of all, I know Fitz is not a very good QB, I’m the first one to admit that…….but he’s better than Sanchez. Three years ago, I was blasted on this site by Jet fans for a post I put up about Sanchez…..and it went like this “mark my words, in three or four years Sanchez will be a backup in the NFL or out of the NFL altogether.” What do you think of my prediction now? I do believe I was spot on!!!

  31. cjspiller – I would say Sanchez is better than Fitz. If Sanchez had the Bills weapons he’d be way better. As a Bills fan you should know, Sanchez has torched the Bills every meeting.

  32. @4evrnyt- I’ know I’m probably skipping some defensive players but Kalihl, the O- lineman with the Carolina Panthers is a good solid player.

  33. “It’s believed Sanchez will stay put”… well duh!!! who wants him even as backup after throwing this season in the toilet. A 6th round rookie wouldn’t make that many mistakes… and this was his 4th year in the league!!

  34. clk320cpe says:
    Dec 21, 2012 6:07 PM

    He also in consecutive weeks beat Brady & Manning in THEIR buildings in the playoffs. Yes he’s been awful recently but Mark or Mike with the money on the line, I take Sanchez. This kid can play with the right tools around him.

    yes…. when the right tools are (1) one of the best defenses in the league; (2) talented running backs; and (3) when he’s playing against two of the worst defenses in the league.

  35. Nobody is going to trade for him with those numbers, he Jets are stuck. Mike Tannanbaum’s inexperience in negotiating contracts is coming to bite them in the ass. Their choice is to eat the cap hit or keep him.

  36. I hate the Pats, but Sanchez in a Jets uni next year guarantees 2 win’s for Belicheat (and 1 each for MIA and IND)!

  37. Steve Smith from USC sucks. The Steve Smith that is good is from Utah.

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    Since the Plainthers blow, who really G’sAF?

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