Mark Sanchez: Do the N.Y. Jets Open Up the Offense or Rely On Running Game?

March 19, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Last spring on June 10, 2009, coach Rex Ryan and the New York Jets signed their first round draft choice Mark Sanchez, a then 22-year old quarterback from Southern California. This five-year, $50 million contract was the largest one that the Jets have ever signed with a player in franchise history.   
The deal could amount to as much as $60 million with incentives (let’s not forget, Sanchez was guaranteed to receive $28 million regardless of whether or not he choked). Do the math and you’ll find that Sanchez will be earning just under $6.5 million during the 2010 season.
Don’t we all wish we could be Sanchez for a day?
During the 2009 NFL Draft, the Jets originally had the 17th pick overall, but traded their first and second round picks for Cleveland’s fifth pick, marking the biggest draft-day trade in Jets history. This trade allowed the Jets to acquire Mr. Sanchez. 
So why did the Jets break franchise records ...

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