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Saturday, April 27, 2013
May need more chairs in QB room

By Rich Cimini

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The Jets have so many quarterbacks on the roster that it's easy to lose track. On Friday night, GM John Idzik joked he may add one or two more. The fanbase isn't laughing.

As a public service, we're here to provide a refresher. So let's run down the depth chart, including the contract situation for each:

Mark Sanchez -- He's due a fully guaranteed base salary of $8.25 million, plus a $500,000 workout bonus. The bonus is pro-rated daily, meaning he makes approximately $12,500 every day he shows up for a workout. He's counting $12.85 million on the cap. If they cut him with a June 1 designation, which can be done at any time, the cap charge is $12.35 million, plus another $4.8 million in 2014.

Geno Smith -- Welcome to the circus, kid. He will sign a four-year contract for about $4.99 million (including $2.96 million guaranteed), based on what the 39th pick in last year's draft (Rams CB Janoris Jenkins) received.

David Garrard -- He signed a one-year, $1.1 million contract last month, including a $100,000 signing bonus.

Tim Tebow -- He has two years remaining on his contract, and there's a good possibility he will be released. His current cap charge is $2.59 million. If the Jets cut him, they'd get stuck with a $1.53 million charge -- the amount of money they will owe the Broncos, per last year's trade agreement. Tebow's $1 million base salary isn't guaranteed.

Greg McElroy -- He's due to make $555,000, non-guaranteed.

Matt Simms -- He's due to make $405,000, non-guaranteed.