New York Jets News: Trading Mark Sanchez For Colin Kaepernick, A Ludicris Thought or Realistic Transaction?

on November 20 2012 1:46 PM
New York Jets News: Trading Mark Sanchez For Colin Kaepernick, A Ludicris Thought or Realistic Transaction?

Colin Kaepernick. Second Round pick out of Nevada in the 2011 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers.

Mark Sanchez. 5th overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft by the New York Jets.

What does the future hold for these two quarterbacks in the NFL. Kaepernick is starting to form his identity in the NFL, while Sanchez is trying to regain his identity from what it once was in his first two years as an NFL quarterback. In my opinion, I think these two players should swap - and I think it could be done. Insane? Ridiculous? Paposterous? Maybe, but I have a few points that might make the transaction not so unrealistic after all.

Mark Sanchez, who has been ridiculed and struggled as of late, is sitting at a 4-6 record with the New York Jets. After two solid years of consecutive trips to the AFC championship game, the past two years have been nothing short of a night mare for Sanchez. In my opinion, he is not going to get any better in New York and for his own sake I believe it's a time for change of scenery. Sanchez, a USC grad, plays we'll in hot weather, and probably would benefit from playing in California. Sanchez is big on Cali and San Fran would be a perfect fit for him in that west coast offense with a solid running game and a consistent defense. If you remember both years he made it to the AFC Championship game they were both behind a solid running game, and a big time defense, and he was also throwing a little over 20 pass attempts.

Kaepernick is a different story. Coming out of Nevada, Kaepernick is used to cold weather, and performing at his best in this sort of climate. He Is a gun slinger, who is also a scrambler, and with the Jets inconsistent running and offensive line, Kaepernick would fit well in the Jet offense. Granted, he fits real well with the San Fran offense too, real well.

All I am saying is that it could be a possibility. San Fran probably does not want to unleash talent like Kaepernick, but if you are getting a hometown kid who has proven that he can win in certain circumstances, it might be enough bait for them to go through with it. It is a far-fetched thought, but not impossible.