Signing puts Sanchez on fast track to be Jets’ starter

Let’s hear it for the new Prince of New York, Mark Sanchez. He’s the prince until he wins more rings than Eli Manning.

In this day and age, when we lambaste greedy agents from keeping their players from camp because they are trying to suck the blood out of billionaire turnips — better known as owners — Sanchez got a deal done early.

That all but puts him on a fast track to be the starting QB for the Jets in Week 1, baring some egregious play in the preseason, which certainly is a possibility. By getting this deal done early, he gives himself a chance to be successful because there will be no interruption in his development. There will be no scenario of ninth-hour negotiations forcing Sanchez to miss time and the pivotal reps required of a young QB in preseason camp.

This model served Falcons billionaire turnip Arthur Blank well last season when he got Matt Ryan in camp. Conversely, how far behind did JaMarcus Russell get because he missed all that time in the preseason in Oaktown?

— Jamie Dukes

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