The New York Jets are reportedly trying to kill two birds with one stone in their current discussions with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by including Mark Sanchez as a piece of the trade. It appears highly unlikely that the Buccaneers would agree to taking on the massive contract of Mark Sanchez for 2013, but it’s a valiant try by John Idzik. It would create a return for Darrelle Revis and unload a nasty contract attached to struggling quarterback Mark Sanchez all in one move.
Will Mark Sanchez end up with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2013? Don’t bet on it. The New York Jets are working on a potential solution to the Mark Sanchez mess, including him as a piece in Darrelle Revis trade talks. While it’s unlikely to happen, John Idzik is trying to take care of two messes with one big move.
The Buccaneers do have plenty of salary cap space and there has been talk that Greg Schiano is not a supporter of current quarterback Josh Freeman. We don’t know how exactly the logistics of such a deal would work, such as if Josh Freeman would be on the way back to New York or what NFL Draft compensation would be included. All that has been reported is that the name Mark Sanchez was thrown out during discussion of a potential Darrelle Revis trade between the Jets and Buccaneers.
The report comes via Mike Florio at ProFootballTalk. Once again, if you’re wondering why the Darrelle Revis trade hasn’t happened yet,it’s because John Idzik is doing his job and trying to sweeten the deal as much as possible for the Jets. It would give the Jets a year with a true placeholder like David Garrard before a quarterback-heavy 2014 NFL Draft.
Again, this isn’t a likely scenario. In fact, follow-up reports have said there is no way Tampa Bay will take on Mark Sanchez. If John Idzik did somehow pull it off, you might start seeing “Idzik” jerseys being worn around MetLife Stadium at Jets home games.
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