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Sanchez: Highest Paid Jet Ever


The New York Jets and rookie quarterback Mark Sanchez (#2 QB to be drafted in ’09) agreed to terms on a 5-year $50.5 million contract. Here are some previous “2nd drafted QBs” dating back to 2005 and their respective contracts:

  • 2008 – Joe Flacco (5-year, $11.9 million)
  • 2007 – Brady Quinn (5-year, $9.25 million)
  • 2006 – Matt Leinart (6-year, $50.8 million)
  • 2005 – Aaron Rodgers (6-year, $65 million)

This contract will make Sanchez the highest-paid New York Jet in organization history.

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