I was big on Mark Sanchez when he went from USC to the Jets – he had a great combine (yes, because clearly I’m smart enough to know it when I see it uh-huh) and the Jets seemed to be turning around.
Then … he posed for that gay-ass spread in GQ. His career hasn’t been the same since. Forget Tebow – Sanchez posing like a hipster fairy in GQ was the beginning of his decline, and I hate to say that, but it’s the truth.
I don’t hate on NFL players – it’s a dangerous game played by tough guys. I hope Sanchez finds a place to renew his vigor – just not acting like a nancy-boy in the pages of a men’s magazine /nohomo:
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.