Mark Sanchez In A Package Deal To Bucs?

April 12th, 2013

Until something happens with the Bucs and Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis, or until either team says trade talks are dead, all sorts of wild analysis and conjecture will be  thrown against a wall, often ginned up by Revis’ agents.

This next one makes very little sense, but then again, Joe is still stunned the Bucs let starting defensive tackle Roy Miller go after many Bucs suits and coaches spent months telling Joe what an important cog Miller was.

How does the thought of Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez in a Bucs uniform sit with you?

That’s the latest rumor coming from the fingers of the creator, curator and overall guru of, the great Mike Florio. Florio has been digging (and Joe has been the recipient of a few e-mails and phone calls) for Revis news and learned Sanchez has been part of the discussions, so his sources claim.

Yes, Sanchez. He has a guaranteed base salary of $8.25 million for 2013. If he didn’t, Sanchez would have been cut by now. If the Jets could unload that obligation, they’d surely jump at the chance.

It’s unclear whether Sanchez would compete for the starting job in Tampa. On one hand, he hasn’t done enough in recent years to justify the opportunity. On the other hand, coach Greg Schiano doesn’t seem to be sold on quarterback Josh Freeman, who was taken 12 spots behind Sanchez in the 2009 draft.

Sanchez thrived in New York during a couple of Schiano’s seasons at Rutgers. Schiano possibly thinks he could coax better performances out of the man who took the Jets to back-to-back AFC title games to start his career. In Tampa, his offensive coordinator would be Mike Sullivan, who helped Eli Manning to a couple of Super Bowl wins.

This is from way out in left field. Greg Schiano hates distractions. Could you imagine every time Bucs quarterback Josh Freeman throws a pass in the dirt two yards in front of a running back how Schiano will be asked about bringing in Sanchez?

Can you imagine Freeman looking over his shoulder after just about every pass?

Further, can you fathom the Bucs paying a guy $8 million to sit on the bench?

Tim Tebow coming to the Bucs made at least a little bit of sense. Sanchez doesn’t.

The draft can’t come soon enough for Joe.

58 Responses to “Mark Sanchez In A Package Deal To Bucs?”

  1. JonBuc Says:

    Just saw this on PFT. Please God….nooooooooo!

  2. Drew Says:

    The trade plot continues to thicken. By Draft day Obama will be included in the deal as a tackling dummy.

  3. T in Orlando Says:

    Taking Sanchez and his contract should result in Tampa Bay giving up less, like the Pats 4th round pick for Revis and Sanchez, nothing more.

    Otherwise I’m completely against this idea. Heck, even at a 4th or lower, I’d be somewhat against the idea of taking Sanchez as well

  4. Curmudgeon Says:

    Stop it! This is just getting stupid… All the information floating around is nonsense. Stop Stop Stop Stop Stop Stop Stop Stop Stop Stop Stop Stop Stop Stop Stop Stop Stop Stop Stop Stop Stop Stop Stop Stop Stop Stop Stop Stop Stop Stop Stop Stop Stop!

  5. Zach Says:

    I hope that these reports are wrong and the Bucs don’t trade for him. But I don’t agree with Freeman having to look over his shoulder. If he doesn’t have the mental makeup to play well when someone is pushing him, then I don’t think he cuts it as a NFL Quarterback.

  6. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    What ever happened to responsible journalism? This story just gets crazier as time goes on.

  7. bucfanjeff Says:

    That is f***ing ridiculous.
    Sanchez is unbelievably horrible.

    Stop the nonsense now.

  8. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    The media is just making a mockery of their profession with this stuff. Embarrassing.

  9. Warrenfb12 Says:

    This is just stupid.

  10. thegregwitul Says:

    I’ve been saying this for a month now; whoever is trading for Revis will have to take one of the Jets QB’s. My first thought was Tebow because he hasn’t been released yet, but Sanchez also makes sense. His contract is a joke and it would be huge for the Jets to unload two players who were a huge part of the NY circus.

    I’m not a fan of Mark Sanchez, but as long as the Bucs aren’t giving up a bounty of draft picks, I’d take him on for a season to ‘push’ Josh. Package two picks and Blount for Revis and Sanchez and move on to other topics.
    Please and thank you.

  11. buccanay Says:


  12. Buc4life24 Says:

    Maybe the Jets need to off load their equipment guy or strength and cond. coach as well. C’mon this is getting really dumb!

    Hey Bucs fans….at least we are being mentioned on a daily basis. There is the media coverage we all wanted!!!

  13. Sneedy16 Says:

    This is someone just trying to make news since there isn’t any.

    This is kind of funny, but that would be considered competition even though he is a “butt fumbler”. Hell if it helps lower the price for Revis trade I would. We have the cap room to do so and if it only cost us a 3rd or a 4th I don’t see why not.

  14. NJBucsFan Says:

    one word….buttfumble

  15. Kalind Says:

    Ahhh hahahahahahahahah omg I needed that today. Hahahha…what a jokester that Florio is! Lolol. Look I’m still laughing. Hahahahah

  16. BirdDoggers Says:

    Why would the Bucs want the distraction and pay over $8 million for the distraction to boot? Freeman is better than Sanchez yet there will be a contingent of fans lobbying for him to play if Freeman has a bad game. Not worth the headaches. Although, if taking Sanchez and his salary off the Jets hands would somehow lessen the draft pick compensation for Revis, the Bucs could just anoint Sanchez as the third string QB and let him walk in a year. Still not plausible though.

  17. Celly Says:

    “…The draft can’t come soon enough for Joe.”

    couldn’t have said it better myself.

  18. 4everBucsFan Says:

    The crazy Freeman detractors will be screaming for Sanchez now….

    click ….click ….BOOM!

  19. Kurius Boy Says:

    Hell no! Josh freeman is way better then Sanchez. But then again, if yall Buc fans hate Freeman so much, and don’t understand how hard it is to be a QB in the NFL. I bet they would begging & wishing we kept Freeman after a year with Sanchez as our QB! (Keep talking bad about Freeman, and you just might get what you ask for)

  20. Nickaswell Says:

    Sanchez couldn’t give Orlovsky competition much less Freeman. Tebow would be better.

  21. Jeagan1999 Says:

    Tell the Jets we will give them a 1, 3, and 6 for Revis, or just a 1 and they have to give us a 3 and a 6 for Revis and Sanchez!

  22. Nickaswell Says:

    Oh by the way I like Free but the guy choked last year under pressure plain and simple. His 2010 year was awesome so I really don’t know what to make of the guy. Yes new system blah blah blah but to throw 12 pics in 4 games when its make or break for the playoffs and you can pretty much pin our entire implosion last year on Free. That being said when the guy is on I would not rather have anyone back there so I guess this is the year we find out whether Free stays or goes but I still want a good backup and we don’t have one.

  23. Nickaswell Says:

    If we did get Sanchez we would DEFNITELY have to restructure that deal. He is worth no more than the minimum. Buttfumble and all.

  24. WestCoastBucsFan Says:

    I would take Tebow over Sanchez. At least there would be the “unknown” factor and Tebow would have something to prove. Sanchez has already proven himself. (It just happens to be as a loser)

    For the record, I want neither but if a gun was put to my head I am taking Tebow.

  25. Mr. Patrick Says:

    I think I just threw up in my mouth a little bit

  26. Mike J Says:

    If the football price (draft pics surrendered) for the Revis deal went down as a result, this would not be a bad move.

  27. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Nickaswell Says:

    “Oh by the way I like Free but the guy choked last year under pressure plain and simple.”

    No he didn’t. He scored enough points to win almost every game. It was the defense that choked and force him to take unnecessary chances.

  28. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Mike J Says:

    “If the football price (draft pics surrendered) for the Revis deal went down as a result, this would not be a bad move.”

    You forget the Sanchez contract.

  29. passthebuc Says:

    I guess i need to ask if the wheels have come off the wagon.
    If the theory is that Revis would put people in the seats, this latest concoction should send the salespeople overboard. The should be screaming stop. This is the time you start selling seats. Moreover, corporate seats. Does anyone think that allowing this type of thinking builds trust in the organization. If there is any reason to shut the door on the Revis deal it is right now before you ruin the next years attendance.

  30. stevek Says:

    I would laugh at Sanchez, it is just so darn crazy it actually may work.

    Plus, it would make Izdick look cooler to Jet’s fans to hear: ” We had to trade Revis, but at least we got rid of Sanchez.

    Now, it gets even sweeter to offer less compensation in draft choices with the agreement to take Mark Sanchez.

    We could absorb Sanchez and Revis on a new deal, and , let the QBs come to camp and compete for a job, may the best man win. LMAO, but fumble vs, “Miss-communication” Man!

  31. stevek Says:

    To Buc Fans from Dominick: “We traded for Mark Sanchez and Darelle Revis, but we traded Myron Lewis.”

  32. stevek Says:

    Shoot, Mark Sanchez plays in New York, rivals Eli and the 2 time winning G-Men, and has a foot fetish loud mouth as the voice of the team.

    How many times has Tampa let a QB walk, only to win a Super Bowl, become a serviceable starter, or even become a hall of famer? Yeah, that is us, “Former Bucs’ QB” means “golden opportunity to succeed” elsewhere. After all, Trent Dilfer got-er-done.

    What a better way to “bring in some competition”, than to bring in a guy who is 4-2 in playoffs, plays in NY, and is just as questionable if not worse than Josh Freeman. Let these 2 head cases battle it out, and may the best man win.

    We can be a more competitive team with this move, and Freeman will feel they will both get better as they are much more competitive. We could also let Freeman run this year, so long as we have a capable back up.

  33. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    There is no way we have Mark Sanchez and Josh Freeman on our roster in 2013. My first thought was maybe we take Sanchez and his ridiculous contract from NYJ, then get Revis at a lower cost (meaning a 2nd rounder instead of a first). Since we have so much cap money that we have to spend (if I’m not mistaken, we have to spend the majority of the cap this year – someone correct me if I’m wrong), we could maybe absorb some of Sanchez’s contract and trade him for a late draft pick to a desperate team. This way we get Revis without giving up a first, the Jets have some much needed cap money to get a real QB, and we get another late draft pick to possibly use to trade up.

    All that being said, in no way do I see any of this happening. I’m just trying to make some kind of sense out of this madness.

  34. stevek Says:

    If we could choose between either QB, than give me Tebow.

    He is a leader, Deutsche bag, and proven winner. Plus, what a better way to bring in Tebow to run the rock. Martin, or Tebow running the option.

    What a better way to celebrate the return of 2 OGs? I would sign Eric Winston or Clabo, in the even of adding Tebow.

    I would also draft, BPA with first selection and a CB with the next two.

  35. AmbushBuc Says:

    What we really need around here? A Revis story. Why the blackout on talking about Revis???

  36. stevek Says:


    It makes perfect sense. We can Cookie Monster Revis’ payday, and Sanchez’s 2013 salary. From there, may the best man win the “Starting QB” of the Bucs,

    Tebow makes more senese in terms of: cap hit, Floridian, winner, runs with ball better than any other QB (sustainably), and just wants to win.

    Why could’nt he be a: read option, wild cat, special team’s ace, running QB. And, if Freeman can’t handle the pressures of simply consistently hitting on 60% of of strikes, and INTS, sustaining drives; then put Tebow in. All he does is win, and it is worth exploring and adding that element to the team. Let the media do what they will with him, but the JETS just traded for him to whore him out to the media. They clearly are more concerned with the news, rather than the results.

    We could just have Tebow do his thing, back in Florida, and let the media be the media. What is the worst that could happen, a sell out?


  37. stevek Says:

    Tebow could win us 4-5 games that Josh takes off (mentally) every year.

  38. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    I generally agree with you, and think you are a very good poster. However, I couldn’t disagree more with you on this one (and I love Tebow). We did not pay V-Jax $55 Million to block. We aren’t going to negotiate an extension for Mike Williams to block either, nor would he want to. How much value would he have with 25 catches for 350 yards in a season (which is probably more than what he would average)? Everyone forgets Denver had an outstanding defense. They also weren’t playing against the Saints and Falcons twice a year (Panthers have a pretty good offense too). Having Tebow one hop passes will actually make you miss Josh Freeman one hopping passes. Also, through no fault of his own, he brings the circus with him, which is the last thing a young team like the Bucs need. Yes he would sell tickets, but I see little to no chance it would be successful. I’m not the biggest Freeman fan, but I’ll take him over Tebow any and every day of the week.

  39. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Tebow can’t be a backup (even the annoying Skip Bayless admits this fact). Every bad throw Freeman makes (and we both know there will be many), the crowd and media will be chanting for him. There could easily be division in the locker room, and I promise you with 100% certainty that no WR or TE will be in favor of the move to Tebow. Freeman is the type of QB that has to get in a groove, and that typically takes a while. Taking him on and off the field to allow Tebow some snaps will not allow him to get into a groove. Besides, just like the Wildcat (and eventually the read option), teams will figure out how to stop Tebow. It just won’t work. I really can’t think of anything worse we could do.

  40. James Buc Says:

    Joe, Do you have any gas mask on hand for this smokescreen.

  41. Gus Says:

    The Jets are 12 million under the cap. This deal makes no sense for them

  42. Curmudgeon Says:


    I’m not sure what a Deutsche bag is, but I think that means German bag. Only a douchebag could make this mistake.

  43. Curmudgeon Says:

    If you’re going to apply insulting names to people, you’re inviting abuse if you can’t even spell your insult correctly, demonstrating your own cluelessness.

  44. clafollett Says:

    This actually makes sense to me. I think the draft picks are more precious to us right now than cash. If we buy their debt, instead of paying draft picks and the cash numbers could be worked out, we would get our back and prized corner.

    Say what you will about Sanchez but he has been to 2 AFC Championship games which is 2 more than Josh has been too. He might not be a good starter now but he would be more than capable as a backup. Check one more need off of the list.

    It is definitely an interesting angle!

  45. Curmudgeon Says:

    Discussing Tebow as a QB is “so last year”… 🙂 No one with any credibility thinks the guy is an NFL QB.

  46. Mike J Says:

    BuccaneerBonzai , that is sorta what I was adressing–take a fiscal problem off the Jets’ hands, & they better play ball on the compensation aspect.

  47. PRBucFan Says:

    Agreed Gregwitful

    It would also be a brilliant move for the new jets GM

  48. Free's A Boob Says:

    Sanchez pushing Freeman is like a gnat pushing an ant. Both of these guys are just stupid.

  49. Bb Says:

    This would be good ,you all think Sanchez is bad but his coach is a joke with real coaches he would be way better than free

  50. Theodore Says:

    I don’t what’s funnier – Dominik trading for Sanchez or Freeman looking over his shoulder for him.

  51. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    What would lead you to believe this^? I can guarantee you have never seen Sanchez play one game, yet you know he would be “way better” than Freeman. How do you know his coach is a joke? Was Rex Ryan a bad coach when he was coaching the Ravens to a top defense every year? Was he a joke when he took the Jets to the AFC Championship game in consecutive years (with absolutely zero offense whatsoever)? He grew up around football (you probably have no idea who his father is), so saying he is a joke makes you a joke. Ignorant people like you completely embarasss yourself, and you seem to enjoy pulling stupid comments out of your arse, with absolutely no facts to back it up.

  52. Mikeski Says:

    Ridiculous. Sanchez is a turnover waiting to happen. Led the league last year. Therefore, he is not a Schiano type of player. Sorry Freeman haters, Sanchez is not coming to the Bay. Better to draft a QB than pay this clown $8 mil to lose the game for you.

  53. tampa fan tom Says:

    They want josh for mark and revis and picks

  54. stevek Says:


    It was the spell checked correction, of douchebag.

    Flattered you used back to back posts on one comeback. 🙂

    Thanks for thinking of me.

  55. bob Says:

    really howley buc, who did jets have for mark to throw to…. sounds like bad coach to me… what about the running game?? more bad coaching, o line? we are much better at all these positions. he looked good to me in playoffs first year, how many playoffs has josh won. Ryans daddy was only a good d coach same as him. needs to be a D-corinator for cowboys i guess.

  56. Greg Says:

    25 million n cap space revis wants 15 so that’s 10 left minus the 8.25 for Sanchez guarantee leaves us w 1.75 million. Mike Williams extension will b coming soon and he’s gonna want more than 1.75. Florio is an idiot for writing this

  57. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I could live with Tebow here…switch him to RB or FB or something, and have him on ST to hold the ball or run fake plays. I think if he is really that bad of a QB, Schiano and Sully could get him to play another position.

    Heck, at this point I would take him at CB.

  58. Paul Says:

    Mike Florio is notoriously ill-informed on all things Bucs.

    The only reasoning I can see why Sanchez’s name comes up, must be that the Jets are trying to force him to be part of the trade since they can’t cut him because of his ridiculous guaranteed salary.