Sanchez and Kellen Clemens had an open camp competition for the Jets’ starting job.
Stafford might seem like a success considering he’s still the guy in Detroit. But examination of how his career started makes one wonder how that’s the case. Injuries allowed Stafford to start and play just 13 games in his first two seasons. He did inherit a horrendous 0-16 team, but the Lions won just two games the next season (by a combined six points). Lots of yards don’t outweigh lots of interceptions, losses and disappointment for this slinger.
The rookie, who had just been given a $50 million contract, got the nod for Week 1 and the season.
It’s difficult not to stamp Sanchez with success considering the Jets made AFC championship game appearances in his first two seasons. He even became the first Cheap Dan Marino Jerseys rookie QB to start and win his first three games. His production went downhill from there, though, and it never went back up. The Jets made those playoff runs in spite of shaky QB play.
Stewart is a physical defensive back who covers well in a short Cheap Donegal Gaa Jerseys area and can hold up against the run. That means he projects best as a nickel corner at first with the chance to develop into a starting safety.
Bates can do a lot of little things well in coverage and run support. Although he doesn’t stand out in any one era, he’s versatile enough to start at either safety spot when needed in time, helping on special teams and subpackages until then.
Of the team’s six most-played cornerbacks last year, only one (Steven Nelson) returns for 2018. That means that the likes of David Amerson and Will Redmond, former high selections who have struggled to find traction in the NFL, might start alongside Fuller at the position. Turnover at cornerback is high in Kansas City, and a position of prevention is not where you want to have questions.
Sometimes players make so much money that it’s hard to rationalize keeping them. That is what happened with defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh this offseason, as he was released by the Miami Dolphins. Despite the fact that Suh not only signed his contract three years ago but also restructured the deal two years ago, the Dolphins have not prepared the way for his successor.