New York Jets quarterback and upstart sex object Mark Sanchez has signed the most lucrative contract in that team’s history. The 5-year deal will pay Sanchez $28 million in guaranteed money, and could be worth as much as $60 million, according to Sanchez’s agent, David Dunn, who tried to capture the spirit of the thing. From Y! Sports:
“I think from the Jets’ standpoint, there’s probably a little bit less money at risk,” Dunn said. “And from our standpoint, I think $28 million in guaranteed money will tide him over fine for a while. And, obviously, he reaches free agency a year sooner.”
From the moment he was drafted by the Jets fifth overall in April, Sanchez insisted to his representatives—Dunn, Andrew Kessler and his brother, Nick Sanchez—that he wanted the negotiations to be taken care of quickly and not set up a potential holdout situation.
Comparitively, No. 1 pick Matthew Stafford signed a six-year deal worth up to $78 million with about $41 million in guaranteed money, which is about $40.999 million
less more than I’m guaranteed to make this year. And, yeah, we’re gonna go all-WAGs today for as long as we can. I don’t think anyone will complain.