Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/18/14
For Mark Sanchez and the New York Jets, something has to give in 2012. After a painful end to this past season, the Jets have to move on and commit to getting back to the potential Super Bowl contender they were in prior seasons which gave hope to a long-suffering fan base. In order to give support to their much-maligned quarterback, the Jets announced that Sanchez would receive a three year extension for $40.5 million. Even though they didn’t have to yet, the Jets are gambling that this move will be an incentive for their aspiring star quarterback to live up to the hype, to prove the critics wrong, and to be the expected leader on a team in desperate need for one. Sanchez’s extension isn’t even that surprising when you fathom that Sanchez was already going to be in the pocket for the next couple of seasons anyway. The Jets partially made this deal so they can create more cap space that they desperately need. With glaring holes on both sides of the ball which could include upgrades ...
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