Mark Sanchez: Con Man of the Year

Alex DaGreekContributor IMay 13, 2009

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - MAY 02:  Quarterback Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets throws a pass during minicamp on May 2, 2009 at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center in Florham Park, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

I've heard a lot about Mark Sanchez, how he makes all the right throws great reads

ect. From what I've seen—which is not much like EVERYONE else—he does show potential. He has, however, only played in 16 college games.

But has anyone put any thought into exactly why Sanchez entered the draft a year early against USC Head Coach Pete Caroll's advice.

Why he would not want to stay one more year to develop as a quarterback?

If he is the competitor he says he is, based on the success record of under classmen at the QB position entering the NFL.

I tell you why like Tom Cruise said: "SHOW ME THE MONEY".

Let's be real for a minute. Next year we will have Sam Bradford of Oklahoma, Colt McCoy of Texas, and Tim Tebow of Florida all entering the NFL Draft.

I would say that would put him at third selected QB in the draft at best—if not fourth.

We all know what first round money looks like compared to second round, especially in the QB position.

I'd say he made a easy $20 million more entering this year's draft instead of next year's, due to the depth that's gonna be at the quarterback position.

To top it off, there was a BIG market team that was gonna be looking for a quarterback. After Farve's departure, we all knew that.

What do you know he is in New York. There isn't a bigger market in the world for sports than New York.

I understand why the fans of the New York Jets are happy. I do feel just as they do that their owners and management did everything in their power this offseason to improve this team.

I would say after they went out to get what I think was the best coach available. They have good intentions, but they may have made one bad choice.

Those who watched the draft might remember the fans were split with cheers n boo's upon announcement of the selection of Sanchez.

The cheers out of excitement, they were trying to make steps for the future, the boo's out of the fans know it was a bad pick.

Is it just me or did he sound like a used car salesman all the way up to the draft saying exactly what everyone wanted to hear?

To a point, it sounded straight cliche at moments.

So weather they go 8-8, 10-6, or if he is a absolute bust, Sanchez will be laughing all the way to the bank.