Jets Mark Sanchez issues contract statement

By Marc A. Greenberg

With the New York Jets already over the salary cap, its ability to resign free agents such as Santonio Holmes, Braylon Edwards and Antonio Cromartie is severely limited.

Enter Mark Sanchez.

The QB said he has already spoken to his agent about restructuring his contract to help the team do whatever it takes to be better.

Sanchez, appearing at the team’s facility on Tuesday said “whatever we need to do to win, it’s on. Whatever it takes, whether it’s adjusting contracts, delaying payment, whatever we have to do, our team will do it. I know that. We’ll be unselfish with it. We’ll get it figured out.”

As to his contract and making changes, Sanchez answered, “Absolutely, and my agent’s already talked to me about it. Whatever we need to do to win, it’s on. I think our whole team feels that way. If it’s [Darrelle] Revis, me, whoever–it doesn’t matter. So, we’ll do whatever we can.”

Entering his third year and owed $14.75 million in base salary, it is unknown what the Jets will do to free up more space.

Sanchez has made it known that he would love have both Holmes and Edwards back this season after the teams back to back AFC Championship appearances.