This whole thing has nothing to do with a 4th
round pick. The fact is the Jets had two options here:
1) From years of hard building, using free agency trading away picks, they found themselves with an aging team which lacked depth and tight financial resources. So they had to be frugal in free agency.
The Jets have signed 8 FA (Pouha, Maybin, tendered he’ll sign, Stanton, now gone but was signed, Schilens, Landry, Folk, Thomas, Scotty McKnight) I’m not counting Hayden Smith since we haven’t seen the contract and I’m sure its garbage anyway. How many of the eight signed a multi-year deal? One Pouha, why? Because the Jets can afford to carry over any big salaries into 2013, Leonhard, Edwards or any other signings will be cheap probably vet min. one year deals. The reality was the Jets couldn’t afford Mario Williams, Carl Nicks or even Eric Winston. Do you hear about the Jets interested in anyone, oh 34 year old Yeremiah Bell sure he’ll cost much.
The strategy was to sign cheap stop gaps and use the draft where the team would have lots of picks. They signed Sanchez and Stanton to back-up, not great but better than Brunell and could win you a game if he had to start. The Jets would use what resources they had financial and draft to build the team for 2012 and beyond. They would give Sanchez another year under new OC Sparano and as many upgrades to the offense as possible. So 2012 would be a make or break for Sanchez, he would be out of excuses.
2) Trade for a QB. They traded for Tebow he cost $2.25 million in cap space and #108 draft pick. So you’ve used financial and draft resources to get Tebow.
You can feel the Jets would be better off with strategy one or that Tebow brings more to the team then the lost resources. We could debate this all day.
My problem is not with the pick it is with the fact that the Jets front office thinks the fans are a bunch of morons. Tebow did not choose to come to the Jets, yes he chose to come here if Jacksonville had offer to pay the $5 million and give a 2nd
round pick Tebow would be a Jaguar the difference was marginal so Denver let Tebow decide, but he know he could become the starter in New York and he will.
Why didn’t the Jets just admit that the job is open to either play instead of lying saying Tebow is the wildcat QB. Do you think Tebow wants to be the wildcat QB? No, he wants to start, the guy has wanted to be a QB his whole life.
I personally feel Sanchez’s Jets career is finished, he is in a no win situation, and Tebow will be the starter by 2013, earlier more likely. Again you can debate if this is better or worse for the team but this will happen Sanchez is gone there is no way these two co-exist. If the Jets really wanted to run the wildcat they could have drafted a Brad Smith type who could play WR and return punts to come in 5-8 plays a game. Tebow is here for one reason to replace Sanchez and you won’t change my mind.
The Jets choose door number 2 making a splashy move hope it doesn’t bite them later. The cracks from this ‘mortgage the future’ building have started to show and it’s not getting better anytime soon. Just have to wait and see what happens, but whether you like it or not Tebow will be the starting QB, I guarantee it.
Edited by denden29, 09 April 2012 - 08:30 PM.