Re: JETS PRIMED TO LOSE NEXT 2: WILL WE SEE BRUNELL?
posted at 12/13/2010 3:16 PM EST
In Response to Re: JETS PRIMED TO LOSE NEXT 2: WILL WE SEE BRUNELL?
[QUOTE]Sanchez would have to stink as bad as he has all through next season before New Jersey sits him down. The Jets are heavy into this kid, trading up, and essentially giving him the team and buying him toys like Holmes, Edwards, and LT, which weren't prospects, but were now investments. If they sit him, they are sitting millions of dollars, and likely for good. That takes more than two subpar seasons. That takes three and a more viable option on the FA market for winning now.
Posted by zbellino[/QUOTE]
Your description is a history lesson of the Leinart/Warner situation in Arizona...the main difference, of course, being that Warner still had a lot of great quarterbacking in him (but, truthfully, Arizona didn't know that at the time; they just knew Leinart wasn't grasping being an NFL QB). To Arizona's credit, they realized their mistake with Leinart early on and wrote it off, but with Warner's retirement, that organization has gone into a tailspin, and great talent like Larry Fitzgerald is wasting away.
The thing that NY has that Arizona doesn't is money. They can afford to cut Sanchez outright if they didn't think he would ever catch on (a la Leinart) and draft another QB next year. They would only be out the considerable signing bonus paid to Sanchez, but they can afford that, particularly if a rookie cap comes out of the next CBA. So while they have made a considerble investment in Sanchez, it does not have to be for the long haul.
This is where teams could really learn a thing or two from Belichick. People like to bash his bad draft choices; I look at it as I am glad we have a coach who has the ballzz to cut guys who can't cut it, rather that carrying them on the roster simply because of their draft position.
Mark Sanchez is an NFL caliber QB, but he will unlikely ever be a Super Bowl quality QB. To be honest with you, I would not trade him for Hoyer straight up, even if money were no concern.