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Wednesday March 21, 2012

Quarterback Question: Tebow Traded to the Jets, What Will This Mean for Mark Sanchez?

Quarterback Question: Tebow Traded to the Jets, What Will This Mean for Mark Sanchez?

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Just one day after the Denver Broncos signed free agent Payton Manning to a five-year contract, former Bronco Tim Tebow has been traded to the New York Jets.

With Mark Sanchez having just signed an extension with the Jets, one has to wonder, with Tebow in, is Sanchez out?

Wednesday, it was announced that Tebow was traded to the Jets for a fourth-round draft pick, with the team also getting sixth- and seventh-round picks.

Earlier this month, Sanchez signed a three-year, $40.5 million contract extension, meaning the Jets know have four quarterbacks: Sanchez, Drew Staton, Greg McElroy, and now Tebow.

Tuesday, Sanchez told “The Petros and Money Show”, ‘I think Tim will do great no matter what happens.’

Sure Mark, but did you expect “what happens” to include Tebow heading over to your team? We suspect not.

With Tebow now his “back-up,” there is little doubt the Jets’ fan base will be quick to call for Sanchez’s removal following his first less-than-perfect pass, something NFL writer Gregg Rosenthal, suspects will be “roughly the first quarter of the first preseason game.”

In other football news, the NFL released a statement
regarding New Orleans’ “bounty” rule and the subsequent punishments:

Commissioner Roger Goodell notified the New Orleans Saints today of the discipline that will be imposed on team management for violations of the NFL’s long-standing “bounty” rule that endangered player safety over a three-year period.

Discipline for individual players involved in the Saints’ prohibited program continues to be under review with the NFL Players Association and will be addressed by Commissioner Goodell at a later date. The program included “bounty” payments for “knock-outs” and “cart-offs,” plays on which an opposing player was forced to leave the game. At times, the bounties even targeted specific players by name.

“We are all accountable and responsible for player health and safety and the integrity of the game,” Commissioner Goodell said. “We will not tolerate conduct or a culture that undermines those priorities. No one is above the game or the rules that govern it. Respect for the game and the people who participate in it will not be compromised.”

Based on the record, Commissioner Goodell has imposed the following discipline on Saints management:

• The New Orleans Saints are fined $500,000. In addition, because the violation involves a competitive rule, the Saints will forfeit their selections in the second round of the 2012 and 2013 NFL drafts.

• Saints Head Coach Sean Payton is suspended without pay for the 2012 NFL season, effective April 1.

• Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis is suspended without pay for the first eight regular-season games of the 2012 season.

• Former Saints (and current St. Louis Rams) defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is suspended indefinitely from the NFL, effective immediately.
Commissioner Goodell will review Coach Williams’ status at the conclusion of the 2012 season and consider whether to reinstate him, and, if so, on what terms. Commissioner Goodell said he will give close attention to the extent to which Coach Williams cooperates with the NFL in any further proceedings.

• Saints assistant Head Coach Joe Vitt is suspended without pay for the first six regular-season games of the 2012 season.

• The Saints and the individuals disciplined today are expected to participate in efforts led by the league office to develop programs that will instruct players and coaches at all levels of the game on the need for respect for the game and those who participate in it, on principles of fair play, safety and sportsmanship, and to ensure that bounties will not be part of football at any level.

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