Originally Posted by The Operator
Now there is how you build a winner. Give a mediocre quarterback who already has two remaining years on his deal a 3-year extension for big money.
The Jets and Sanchez remind me a lot of how The Reds handled Edinson Volquez. They traded Josh Hamilton to get him so by god, he was going to be an ace caliber pitcher come hell or high water - game 1 in the playoffs, opening day the next year.
It's as if The Jets have just decided "Well, we spent a 1st-round pick on him so he's gotta be top tier, right?" To have spent three years in the NFL and not yet had a season QB rating of 80 is pathetic in my book. Especially for a first round draft pick who gets as much hype as he does.
Tying themselves to Sanchez longer buys them a little cap space now.
"Reality tells us there are no guarantees. Except that some day Jon Lester will be on that list of 100-game winners." - Peter Gammons