New Jersey was ready to wish Mark Sanchez all the best, but then suddenly remembered all the pain and humiliation that he inflicted with such Billboard hits like ‘throwing into triple coverage’ and ‘fumbling’. Though, looking through an objective lens, he did some good things. Sure, they were few and far between, but going to the Championship game in his first two years and beating the Patriots more than he should have were definite highlights. Oh, and then there’s this:
Probably in the top-10 GIFs of all time. And while Sanchez’s departure is pretty irrelevant fantasy wise, the signing of Michael Vick might warrant some consideration for, well, something. I’m not quite sure what that something is yet. But you should probably hide all of your dogs.
Vick will once again try to battle for a starting job in 2014, as a hamstring injury in 2013 and the emergence of Nick Foles made him expendable. So now the Jets depth chart has two Quarterbacks that have the potential to turn the ball over at least 268 times. That being said, Vick was regarded as the top free agent QB this off-season, but the job replacing Geno Smith isn’t a forgone conclusion. So far, both Rex Ryan and the Jets have been pretty vague on the situation, but, for what it’s worth, Vick has already stated that he wants to wear number 7 on his uniform. They should probably let him wear a 1 or 2, to sort of act like a visual gauge on how much he has left in the tank.
Realistically, both Vick and Smith aren’t really rosterable in your normal standard’s, and I’m not sure that will change. In fact, if the rumors end up true and the Jets acquire DeSean Jackson, that doesn’t really move the needle for me. Actually, that would probably lower Jackson’s value instead. Remember, this is still a team with one of the worst offensive lines and receiving groups in the NFL, and that has yet to be addressed.
– The Raiders traded for Matt Schaub, because of course. With a depth chart full of Terrelle Pryor, Matt McGloin, and Trent Edwards, congratulations Matt, you’re the likely start for 2014. But it’ll be for the Raiders. So there’s that, I guess.
– Released by the Saints in early March, Lance Moore has now been signed by the Steelers. He only caught 37 passes for 457 yards last season, so I’m not sure why I’m writing about him. I can say that he is, at least, another viable option that Ben Roethlisberger can target besides Antonio Brown. But that’s not really saying much.