As Manish Mehta of the Daily News is reporting, Mark Sanchez's days with the Jets may be coming to their inevitable end. As Mehta's sources indicate, the Jets will be looking to trade Sanchez after this season, the clear indication being that there would be some other team in the NFL that would be willing to take him on to play quarterback, a task he has not particularly excelled at over the past few weeks.
But if the Jets can unload Sanchez to some suitor out there that's so desperate for a warm body that can throw a football, it could set in motion a series of events that land another star quarterback in north Jersey. Per Mehta:
In order for the Jets to pull off a deal, they would almost certainly have to absorb the bulk of Sanchez's guaranteed $8.25 million base salary for 2013. The likely out-of-pocket ceiling for potential suitors would be $3 million.
The Jets' need to replace Sanchez with a veteran signal caller could lead them to another player who has fallen on hard times recently.
The News has learned that Michael Vick, who is expected to be released by the Eagles shortly after the season, would be amenable to coming to the Jets if Sanchez is out of the equation.
"Bring it on," one Jets source said about signing Vick if he becomes available. "He was hit too many times (behind a subpar offensive line) the last two years."
Rex Ryan may be the X-Factor to land Vick, according to sources. Ryan has always had an affinity for Vick, who could potentially help save the coach from getting his walking papers after the 2013 season.
"(Ryan) loves him," a team official said.
But waaaaait a second, what about all that ridiculous Tebow-to-the-CFL chatter? Are we really going to be denied such crazy Montreal-focused rumors surrounding the continuing Tebow debacle? The chances look better by the day, despite the dawning of the Age of Greg McElroy, but an even better set of questions might be, who would take Sanchez and what could the Jets possibly get for him? The Jets are probably open to any and all suggestions, so let's help 'em out on this one.
NY Jets ready to get rid of Mark Sanchez, will explore trade market for former first round pick [NY Daily News]