Oops the Jets Drafted the wrong QB!
April 28, 2009 by MarkM
HELLO JETS FANS WHAT WERE THEY THINKING!!!!!!
Now if you have been paying attention, you’ll realize that in reality, they drafted USC QB Mark Sanchez. I just can’t believe they think he is the future. I feel a Tim Couch/Matt Lienart situation coming on, and to think they traded up for him makes me sick. I do think the Jets needed a QB, but my biggest issue with this is what they traded away to get him. Realize that Mark Sanchez is no Tim Tebow, he is not the next carson palmer. He is 1/2 the player that Matt Leinart is, and we all know how Leinarts NFL career is going!
It’s pretty funny, to think, when I was watching NFL Network, and they were interviewing Sanchez about getting picked 5th. It was more than obvious that everyone at the table knew that the Jets had made a mistake in trading up to secure this player. Sanchez brought up his lack of experience, and talked about the fact “if you don’t win at USC, there is a problem”. That’s just funny. I could care less that this guys dad is a firefighter, and the silly story line that Fireman Ed will get a chance to cheer for a firefighters son should not be a topic talked about. NFL network shame on you!
What the Jets should have done, is not trade away their 2nd round draft pick and 3 players for this one unproven guy. They could have picked up some good player in the second round and still secured a great QB. They could have secured Kansas State’s Stud QB Josh Freeman using their 17th pick without trading if they were really that hard up on drafting a QB this season. They never needed to send away their second-round pick in this year’s draft and three players to secure this QB. The drop off from him to Josh Freeman is nothing at all. I would even argue that Freeman has the potential and experience to be the better NFL QB. The Jets lost Starting DE Keyon Coleman, QB Brett Ratliff and S Abram Elam. If I was Elam I would be upset with Eric Mangini, because he is getting Elam involved in another rape scandal, stealing away three solid players and prospects from the Jets for one un-proven “franchise QB”. Guess what everyone Akila Smith and Ryan Leaf were once considered “Frachise QB’s” on their draft day. Coleman was the Starting DE last season, and Abran Elam has showed lots of promise. Considering what Stafford got paid, Jets fans should realize that Sanchez isn’t going to sign cheap, which won’t help their WR situation as well. I am not impressed with the Jets draft this year and I won’t be afraid to show it. The Idiots at NFL network are saying it’s a great move, but I am not buying it. Josh Freeman was a 3 year starter and he has a career QB rating of 122.39 with a suspect offensive line. Freeman is 6′6 250 pounds and has more than 16 games experience playing for a program that wins regardless of who is QB’ing. Mark Sanchez was a stupid pick, and I can’t say that enough. He has put up only 1 year of Monster stats and the Jets just traded away their starting proven D-End. IS ANYONE ELSE PISSED ABOUT THIS??
To be honest when I look at the three QB’s, as I stated before, I think everyone is backwards on this idea of what true Value is. Stafford and Sanchez are without a doubt very talented QB’s but the fact that Freeman is not as highly regarded diminishes both their values in this draft. Regardless of the fact that I think that Sanchez doesn’t warrent the respect he is getting, I still feel that Freeman will be the better NFL QB. Personally, I think Freeman fits the lions much better than the Stafford, yet the Lions couldn’t field any potential trades they felt were worth using, so I understand them picking Stafford. The 17th overall pick, Josh Freeman was a 2.75 year starter and put up over 8,000 yards passing with 44TD’s in his college career and once you start to understand that he has the size and speed of the young uninjured Donte Culpepper, you start to realize that he has real potential, which is what he has shown in his long college career as a starter. What does Sanchez have? 16 games as a Starter, and 1 season of good numbers, for a program that just doesn’t lose. Sanchez is only 6′1 and 216 pounds. He will need the Jets to create passing lanes on certain plays and Jets fans should be ready for a lot of balls to get batted down at the line of scrimmage!
We really do need to think about how much these players are going to sign for, when measuring their value. Value. Value is defined as worth subtracted by cost in many academic settings. In the NFL historically the top 10 picks in the NFL draft get exponentially more $ than the rest of the rookies in guaranteed salary. Matthew Stafford only put up 7,731 passing yards in his college career, and he is due to make 41 million without ever taking a NFL snap. What do you think Sanchez is going to sign for? Cause I think he will want at-least 25-30 Million guaranteed, considering he is the 5th pick overall. As stated before he has the leverage and he won’t sign cheap. The value of Josh Freeman really becomes apparent when you realize at the 17th pick he will only be able to get around 5-13 million guaranteed from the Bucs. Value is not potential, It should be viewed as Value= Potential+Current Ability+Salary. The Tampa Bay Bucs got the real value in this draft, so Bucs GM Mark Dominik we salute you!