Woody Johnson is going to get a bad case of indigestion when he finds out how much of Mark Sanchez’s contract he must eat if the Jets find a team that wants to trade for him. The final bill will go down easier with a glass of wine or a shot of tequila.
But nothing will ease the pain if the Jets compound the problem by signing Michael Vick, thankfully a former dogfighter but unfortunately a former great player. Vick would, however, fit right into the Jets’ three-ring circus and replace the soon-to-be-departed Tim Tebow as the main attraction.
The Daily News has learned the Jets will explore the trade market for Sanchez now that he has lost his job to third-stringer Greg McElroy, who has seven career passing attempts and 29 yards on his quarterback resume, turning the decision by GM Mike Tannenbaum to guarantee Sanchez’s $8.25 million salary for 2013 as a makeup call for pursuing Peyton Manning into even more of a mistake than when he did it back in March.
And they could be ready to throw good money after bad and create even more chaos by replacing Sanchez with Vick, who is expected to be cut by the Eagles in early February when $3 million of his $16.5 million salary for 2013 becomes guaranteed if he’s still on the roster. Rex Ryan is a big Vick fan. The Daily News has learned Vick will consider the Jets if Sanchez is gone – guaranteeing him the starting job — and that Vick is on the Jets’ list as their potential starting quarterback for 2013.
Here’s our message to Johnson and Tannenbaum (assuming he still has final day on personnel decisions) regarding Vick: Don’t do it. Absolutely don’t do it.