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08:39 AM ET 04.27 | Drafting Geno Smith was a bold move by new general manager John Idzik, who just got a face on his rebuilding project and it could spell the end of Mark Sanchez's time as a Jet. The Jets are saying Sanchez will compete for the starting job, but it seems unlikely they will keep him around. He would carry a $17 million salary cap hit, but the team could designate Sanchez a post-June 1 cut to save on salary cap space. He would then count $12.3 million against the cap in 2013, less than he would if he is on the roster, and $4.7 million in 2014. The Jets would owe Sanchez at least $8.25 million, a check that would be tough for owner Woody Johnson to cut, but why keep him around if Smith is viewed as your future?

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April 27, 2013  08:42 AM ET

This is going to be fun to watch.

April 27, 2013  08:42 AM ET

Oh.

The JETS suck!!

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April 27, 2013  08:51 AM ET

And then there's Tebow!!! No, the soap opera lives on!

April 27, 2013  08:52 AM ET

Oh.

The JETS suck!!

April 27, 2013  08:53 AM ET

The new GM can say it is all about bringing in competition for Sanchez all he wants, but ain't nobody buying that. Ya don't spend the 39th pick on a QB for motivational purposes.

I am not a Smith fan, but he does buy time for your HC and his staff as you tell your fans it will take time, but he has great "potential."

April 27, 2013  08:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

hip, hip......hooray.I know geno is a project and a few years away....and I don't think geno will likley be that good long term.....but if it phases mark out asap - I am happyafter last years abortion of a season by mark- seeing him on the field would be a slap in the face to us Jet fans.

That is another way of looking at it, and honestly, with the new rookie scale and being a second round pick, you have not locked your franchise onto him. Heck, they can draft a QB again next year.

April 27, 2013  08:56 AM ET
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The new GM can say it is all about bringing in competition for Sanchez all he wants, but ain't nobody buying that. Ya don't spend the 39th pick on a QB for motivational purposes.I am not a Smith fan, but he does buy time for your HC and his staff as you tell your fans it will take time, but he has great "potential."

Here's your 'read-option' Jests QB depth chart in August: Smith, Garrard, Tebow.

April 27, 2013  08:57 AM ET
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That is another way of looking at it, and honestly, with the new rookie scale and being a second round pick, you have not locked your franchise onto him. Heck, they can draft a QB again next year.

And likely will, they are the Jets after all.

April 27, 2013  09:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

That is another way of looking at it, and honestly, with the new rookie scale and being a second round pick, you have not locked your franchise onto him. Heck, they can draft a QB again next year.

This^


Jets have dug themselves a hole with QBs but Sanchez's contract was going to bite them either way.
I think it's more if Garrard can still play and beat out Sanchez.

April 27, 2013  09:06 AM ET

"And the the 141 st pick, the NY Jets choose... Matt Barkley".

April 27, 2013  09:08 AM ET

If every there was a team that needed to start fresh (INCLUDING HEAD COACH) it's the Jets.

<Sign goes up...."On this site, a new team will be constructed">

Smith would probably do a lot better if the circus effect was eliminated and the team locked down and started to learn how to play ball without drawing media attention every 2 minutes.

April 27, 2013  09:11 AM ET

Isn't Geno Smith the guy who threw a tantrum re: not being taken in the first round ... by leaving early and saying he wouldn't be there in-person for the second round?

April 27, 2013  09:13 AM ET
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This^Jets have dug themselves a hole with QBs but Sanchez's contract was going to bite them either way. I think it's more if Garrard can still play and beat out Sanchez.

It does not hurt them long term even if Smith is a bust, and here is why.

Janoaris Jenkins was the 39th pick last year, same slot as Smith. He received a four year $5 million contract with $3 million guaranteed. His base salary is only $660,000 in year four . That is the same contract , plus a very few dollars, that Smith will receive.

Rookies are cheap now, especially after that first round.

April 27, 2013  09:14 AM ET
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Isn't Geno Smith the guy who threw a tantrum re: not being taken in the first round ... by leaving early and saying he wouldn't be there in-person for the second round?

I think he has "maturity" issues. But as I said, he never hurts you cap wise unless he makes it big five years from now.

April 27, 2013  09:15 AM ET
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It does not hurt them long term even if Smith is a bust, and here is why.Janoaris Jenkins was the 39th pick last year, same slot as Smith. He received a four year $5 million contract with $3 million guaranteed. His base salary is only $660,000 in year four . That is the same contract , plus a very few dollars, that Smith will receive.Rookies are cheap now, especially after that first round.

Yup. New rookie cap doesn't bury a team anymore.

April 27, 2013  09:17 AM ET
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I think he has "maturity" issues. But as I said, he never hurts you cap wise unless he makes it big five years from now.

"Maturity" issues likely means a holdout at the beginning of either training camp or the regular season. I fear the Jets have crashed and burned yet again.

April 27, 2013  09:23 AM ET
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Isn't Geno Smith the guy who threw a tantrum re: not being taken in the first round ... by leaving early and saying he wouldn't be there in-person for the second round?

I hadn't heard about the tantrum. Good humility lesson, if he learns something from it. On the other hand, he is going to the Jets so having issues will make him a good fit!

April 27, 2013  09:23 AM ET
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I fear the Jets have crashed and burned yet again.

At least they are consistent.

 
April 27, 2013  09:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

I fear the Jets have crashed and burned yet again.

Here's a 9-minute documentary on the history of the Jets..

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