Pretty words aside, there's only one direction for Idzik to move in. Cutting Sanchez would cost the Jets a whopping $12.8 million cap hit, not a setback New York can afford. The Jets are roughly $20 million over the cap -- a dilemma Idzik labeled a "huge item" -- meaning Sanchez has a spot on the roster no matter what in 2013.
Pretty provocative title for a complete non-issue. Of course
Sanchez will be able to compete for a starting job. He's more expensive to cut than he is to keep. And the sad truth is that there aren't many avenues out there for the Jets to upgrade the QB position this year.
He said he was "comfortable" with Ryan's choice of Marty Mornhinweg as offensive coordinator, adding that he has "trust in Rex" and talked with him throughout the selection process.
It's just those last few words that stood out to me. Idzik was involved throughout
the selection process? Weren't Idzik and Mornhinweg hired on the same day? Certainly within 24 hours of each other. I had speculated about this when the hires were announced. I think it's pretty clear that fixing the Jets offense was a major part of the GM interview process, and that while the Jets were zeroing in on hiring Idzik, Idzik was giving his blessing to (or maybe even recommending
) the Mornhinweg hire.