Latest contract details:
3/9/2012: Signed a five-year, $58.25 million contract. The deal contains $20.5 million guaranteed. Another $10 million is available through escalators. 2012-2016: Under Contract, 2017: Free Agent
Contract:5 yr(s) / $58,250,000 Signing Bonus - Average Salary $11,650,000 End Year:2016 Free Agent:2017 / Unrestricted
Mark Sanchez says he's been in contact with Santonio Holmes for the "whole offseason."
"We've been in contact really this whole off season, and I think a bigger deal was made out of (Holmes' critical comments) than needed to be," Sanchez said. The two will be married at the hip for at least the next two seasons after the Jets handed Sanchez a panicked "apology" extension on Friday. It's more likely they sink together than swim, though it would be shocking if Holmes didn't improve on his 51/654/8 line in 2012.
A source with knowledge of the deal tells Profootballtalk.com Mark Sanchez will make $20.5 million guaranteed over the next two seasons.
It's top six or seven QB money, and an absurd payday for a quarterback the Jets were originally hoping to force into a camp babble. It all but guarantees Sanchez will be the Jets' starter the next two seasons. It's also safe to say Chad Henne will no longer be an option for Gang Green. Over three years and 47 NFL starts, "Sanchize" is the owner of a 73.2 quarterback rating, 55.3 completion percentage and 55:51 TD:INT ratio.
Team:New York Jets
Contract: 5 yr(s) / $50,500,000
Free Agent Type:UFA
$28 million in guarantees.
2012: $2.75 million bonus
2013: $1 million bonus
12/11/2011: $525,000 restructured from 2011 to 2013 salary.
TRANSACTIONS (Contract history)
Mar 9 2012
Signed a 3 year $40.5 million extension with New York (NYJ)
Jun 10 2009
Signed a 5 year $50.5 million contract with New York (NYJ)
Full name's: Mark Travis John Sanchez
Date of birth: November 11, 1986 (age 25)
Place of birth: Long Beach, California
High school: Mission Viejo
How tall is / How much does
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 225 lb (102 kg)
College: Southern California
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5
Debuted in 2009 for the New York Jets
New York Jets (2009–present)
Roster status: Active
No. 6 New York Jets
Career highlights and awards
Tied for the second most postseason road victories by an NFL quarterback (4)
Sporting News' All-Rookie Team selection
3× Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week Winner