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Jets owner says Gang Green 'passed on' Peyton

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08:03 AM ET 03.14 | It seems the Peyton Manning sweepstakes have rolled on without the Jets. [But] Woody Johnson is pretty happy that his team is no longer part of the drama. The Jets' owner maintained on Tuesday that his team "passed on" the four-time NFL MVP and reiterated his belief in Mark Sanchez. Although Johnson admitted that the Jets explored the possibility of landing Manning, arguably the most coveted free agent in league history, the organization ultimately chose to place its faith -- and immediate future -- in Sanchez, who was given a three-year extension last Friday. ... "We looked at the body of work of Mark Sanchez and wanted to put our faith in him. We have a new offensive coordinator, Tony Sparano, who loves Mark."

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March 14, 2012  08:06 AM ET

The same way I passed on asking out Megan Fox when I saw her in a hotel lobby...I think one side was more interested in the other, but did not want to be embarassed

March 14, 2012  08:24 AM ET

They passed on Peyton when they discovered he had put them on his Do Not Call list.

March 14, 2012  08:27 AM ET

THIS so that moron could feel better about his mess of a team. Yeah...right!

March 14, 2012  08:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

The same way I passed on asking out Megan Fox when I saw her in a hotel lobby...I think one side was more interested in the other, but did not want to be embarassed

In this case...the J.E.T.S. were more like Napoleon Dynamite that Casanova in their pursuit of Manning.....

March 14, 2012  08:29 AM ET

Just like I passed on Marissa Miller when I married my wife.

March 14, 2012  08:30 AM ET

This ought to make little sanchez blush.

March 14, 2012  08:31 AM ET
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Just like I passed on Marissa Miller when I married my wife.

Word... Me, I passed over Beyonce.

March 14, 2012  08:34 AM ET

Manning and Fat Rex would have never worked out and thank god.

March 14, 2012  08:34 AM ET

I passed on Kate Upton when I found out DD was in the running for her.

March 14, 2012  08:39 AM ET

Jets threads are always good for an early morning chuckle.

March 14, 2012  08:40 AM ET
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I passed on Kate Upton when I found out DD was in the running for her.

Much obliged. You still in for sloppy seconds?

March 14, 2012  08:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Much obliged. You still in for sloppy seconds?

Oh yes. Pride need not be a factor here.

March 14, 2012  08:47 AM ET

When Peyton laughed so hard he couldn't answer old Woody, Johnson decided to give the Dirty Sanchez the $40M. The Jets Suck!!

March 14, 2012  08:47 AM ET

JETS SUCK!!! It had to be said!

March 14, 2012  08:54 AM ET
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JETS SUCK!!! It had to be said!

Well, it's common knowledge, so it doesn't actually have to be said.

But, it just feels so good to say The Jets Suck! that there is no reason not to.

March 14, 2012  08:54 AM ET

So, Mark Sanchez gives them a better chance of winning than Peyton Manning. Got it.

March 14, 2012  08:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

So, Mark Sanchez gives them a better chance of winning than Peyton Manning. Got it.

At this point, I think it was down to Mark Sanchez or Chad Henne.

March 14, 2012  09:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

So, Mark Sanchez gives them a better chance of winning than Peyton Manning. Got it.

I'm amazed your avatar kept a straight face on that post.

 
March 14, 2012  09:01 AM ET

Well sure, they don't need Manning after all they have (drum roll) MARK SANCHEZ!!

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