The plot thickens! While news that the Jets were ready to part ways
with Pace/Scott/Smith via cuts, one of the other major cap problems has
to be Mark Sanchez’s bloating cap figure. With that in mind, it seems
that the team’s new GM is interested in seeing if Sanchez would
re-structure his deal.
Brian Bassett, theJetsBlog.com
Now that this is out there, it’s going to be very interesting to see
how Sanchez responds. It makes 100% sense for the Jets to see if
Sanchez is amenable to re-doing his deal again, but the real question is
whether or not Sanchez sees it the same way as new GM John Idzik.
It all comes down to what Mark Sanchez thinks the best end-game is
here. Mark Sanchez was atrocious in 2012, but how will be respond to
it? If he wants out of New York, then re-doing his deal would make no
sense at all and it’s money he’d likely never see again as the Jets will
be forced to eat his 2013 figure and then cut him potentially as soon
as September. If Sanchez really wants to see things through in New
York, then maybe restructuring his deal is the best way to ease the
burden of the team and allow them an opportunity to put the right cast
around him by plucking a few choice free agents before trying to re-load
in the draft.