"Out the Door" or "Back for More", Jets QB Edition

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Dec 30, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) drops to pass as Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams (94) rushes during the second half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Bills beat the Jets 28-9. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

The Jets don’t have a general manager, as we all know, so until that process completes itself, roster analysis is pretty much going to be on hold. However, that isn’t going to stop us from doing that job for the Jets. In the coming days, we are going to take a look at each position on the roster, examine their performance, and how their financials affect the Jets (all financial info courtesy of nyjetscap.com). From there we will determine if each player should be “Out the Door”, or “Back for More”, in 2013. Simple, right? So, let’s get to it. We start with everbody’s favorite position, the quarterback.

MARK SANCHEZ: We’ll start with everybody’s favorite New York Jets quarterback, the one and only Mark Sanchez. There isn’t a lot left to be said, that hasn’t already been said, so we won’t spend too long on Mark. Here are his final stats: 246-453, 2,883 yards, 13 TD, 18 INTs, 66.9 passer rating, 14 fumbles, 8 lost. As we know, the stats, as bad as they are, don’t even tell the whole story. Use the “eye test”, and you see all that you need to know about Mark Sanchez. He makes bad decisions, has difficulty reading defenses, and gives the ball away more often than that ugly dish you received that you keep re-gifting. He gave the ball away, and his confidence fell, and fell, and fell.

The biggest issue with Mark Sanchez is the financial situation, thanks to Mike Tannenbaum. If the Jets release Mark Sanchez, the hit against the cap will be approximately $16.6 million, as well as $24 million in dead money. It is not likely that Woody Johnson will be able to tolerate that large of a hit. You could argue that Mark Sanchez might be well served to restructure his contract to make getting out of town more feasible. The odds of him being able to resurrect his career in NY are slim to none. He needs to get out of town to salvage what he has left, but trading him is a long shot with that much money in play. So that being said, he really should be, for all parties involved, out the door, but barring a miracle, Mark Sanchez will be…….


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