Jets sign quarterback Mark Sanchez

June 10, 2009 at 7:28 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., June 10 (UPI) -- The New York Jets said Wednesday they have reached a contract agreement with quarterback Mark Sanchez, their first-round draft pick.

The team did not disclose contract details, but a source told ESPN it was a five-year deal worth $50 million, with $28 million in guarantees.

Sanchez, the fifth overall pick at the NFL draft, led Southern California to a 12-1 record last season, including a 38-24 Rose Bowl win over Penn State. He completed 241-of-366 passes for 3,207 yards, 34 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.

With the Jets, he will battle career backup Kellen Clemens for the starting job next season.

"I'm going to go home (to California) for a little bit just to see the family and get all of my stuff out from there and move it here," Sanchez told reporters Tuesday. "I'm still living in a hotel, so I have to figure out my living situation. It's going to be a long season."

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Topics: Mark Sanchez
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
New York Yankees take care of distracted Los Angeles Angels
Burnett, homers propel Pittsburgh Pirates over Detroit Tigers
Cowherd has very awkward interview with Michigan's Harbaugh
Women's World Cup: Own goal sends Japan to final
Phil Mickelson tied to $3 million gambling ring, ESPN reports