PLEASE PLEASE let mark buttfumble be the jets starting qb for years to come, I can think of no better christmas present!
The gift that keeps on giving!
buttfumble will never be a good quarterback and it is really time for the Jets to look in another direction. He had some flashes early in his career and a lot of his flaws early on were masked because the Jets had a dominate running game and a dominate defense. The sad thing for Jets fans is that buttfumble likely isn't going anywhere after this season. The contract extension they gave him this past offseason really screwed this team at the quarterback position in 2013. He is GUARANTEED his salary of $8.25 million ($12.9 million cap hit) next season and if they cut him would have over $17 million in dead cap space tied to him. Again, screwed.
The other reason why buttfumble's salary screws the Jets is that if Rex Ryan is fired after this season no decent head coaching candidate is going to want to go to New York. The Jets are currently $20 million over the projected 2013 cap, have no quarterback to build around and have a mediocre veteran that is going to count almost $13 million against the cap. Probably a big reason why Rex will be back in 2013, they need someone to ride out the mess for another year.
buttfumble almost has SB rings, if his D played as well as Eli's he'd have 1 or 2 or if his D/STs set up GW Fgs deep in opposing territory like the supposed elite one had for him(that eltie QB is on the verge of missing the playoffs for the 3rd time in 4 years by the way).
buttfumble sucks right now but he's shown you can win big w/ him, need talent around him though. No QB would have had success w/ our O this year.
Oh, now it's okay to talk in coulda and shoulda have been when it comes to the jest, but no woulda and should'as when it applies to the Colts keeping their starters in when ahead 15-10 in game 15 in 09 in terms of access to the playoffs, SD moving forward to that years conference championship game if Kaedig made one or two gimmes......or the Fins being in the playoff hunt - legitimately if Carpenter would have made at least one of the two FGs he missed that up to that point, the majority of his peers routinely made. Gotcha Bottom-line, after choking in game 14 at home vs Atlanta in 09, buttfumble was closer to being home watching the postseason while munching on his mom's quesadillas than sniffing a SB ring.
Wisdom from a "QB Whisperer::
"No we have our FRANCHISE QB and I want to keep him rather than get 2 guys who may or may not be productive NFL players.
Palmer's situation is different and if I had my choice between Palmer and buttfumble, I'd take buttfumble"
-Dan MarinoI just try to be myself, whatever that is. I don't think about how I'll be remembered. I just want to be consistent over a long period of time. That's what the great players do.