Jets Mark Sanchez Already Checked Out For 2013
Time for Jets Mark Sanchez to move on, and will the real Rex Ryan please stand up? We all watched as the New York Jets season, if you can call it that, unfolded and left Gang Green Nation feeling sick. Some blame the antics of Rex Ryan, others Tim Tebow (though he didn’t really play), and of course injuries were an easy scapegoat. How can that be though? Andrew Luck, in his rookie season, had a team of rookies and Reggie Wayne to work with. Donald Brown was lost in week 3, his head coach got cancer, and he led the Colts to the post season? There is no shortage of excuses to explain the Jets pitiful performance, but only one seems consistent.
The NFL is a quarterback driven league, and the quarterback must lead. Rex Ryan holds his fair share of the blame for his fist pounding, unpolished representation of the team, and not making a change sooner, but Rex can’t take snaps. Ryan is not responsible for team leader, Jets Mark Sanchez, quitting on the team. Sanchez looked more defeated daily, and by season’s end, Sanchez was on another planet. New York’s media and the pressure of Gang Green Nation is too much for Sanchez, and the fluke back to back AFC Championships, won’t be repeated with him under center.
I wanted to look at a cross-section of other Franchise quarterbacks, and that’s what you expect with the first pick, and how they fared in the first 4 seasons with at least 58 starts. I wanted to see if Sanchez just doesn’t have what it takes, or if a series of injuries and poor coaching were to blame. My answer came quicker than I expected, and the proof is undeniable. Using 10 current NFL Franchise quarterbacks, I went back and reviewed their first 4 years as starters. With the use of 10 quarterbacks, I can safely say, injuries and other circumstances are accounted for in their bodies of work. What I found, and suspected, is that the Jets Mark Sanchez is not going to lead this franchise anywhere.
I know this seems like a Mark Sanchez Bashing, but it’s not. The truth is Sanchez still has potential, just not with the Jets, and not as the face of an NFL team. Let me clarify the word “potential’ in saying that he could be a good game manager, or a great backup, but Mark Sanchez isn’t a Franchise quarterback.
During and after every game, we saw the Jets Mark Sanchez, lose more of the little drive left in him. It was so bad at some points in December, I was certain Sanchez would eat the $8.25 million he’s guaranteed for 2013, and just walk. As an NFL quarterback you can’t be that guy, and that guy can’t lead. The Jets organization had their share of distractions to blame for many of the problems, but not one of those is responsible for Mark Sanchez’s attitude, only Mark Sanchez is to blame for that. No Franchise quarterback has that level of quit, or that much lack of leadership.
Let’s look at the numbers to show just how obvious it is that the Jets Mark Sanchez is doomed in New York. Over the first four seasons, compared to other teams “franchise” quarterbacks, Sanchez is well off pace. The only player to throw more interceptions than Sanchez (68 TD’s / 69 INT’s) in their first four seasons, was Peyton Manning (111 TD’s / 81 INT’s), but he also threw 43 more touchdowns. The main categories that jump out are, +21 picks over the average, and the 19.3% the Jets Mark Sanchez trails in the average quarterback rating.
I was a Mark Sanchez fan out of USC, and his first two years showed promise. After four years as an NFL starter, his body of work tells the story, and the story is about an average NFL quarterback. Add to this the defeated attitude, New York media, and lack of self-confidence and you get the Jets Mark Sanchez in his current state. The only option is for new GM, John Idzik, to find some way to get through 2013, or deal Sanchez to anyone who’s buying.
Good luck Gang Green Nation, I think you have a couple of years of rebuilding ahead. That’s not always the worst thing, at least your GM is very qualified to make the changes.
The Jets fan base of Gang Green Nation have every right to demand new GM John Idzik eat part, or all, of the $8.25 million in order to move forward. The following article, derived from 2012, when agent of Jets Mark Sanchez claimed his client is a Franchise quarterback? This wasn’t two years ago, but just after the horrid 2011 season, the Jets QB throw 26 TD’s to 18 INT’s.
Jets Mark Sanchez Career Stats Breakdown
|Mark Sanchez First 4 Seasons vs. 10 NFL Franchise QB's First 4 Years.|
John Idzik, the Jets‘ new general manager, has inherited issues under center, but said he’s willing to let Mark Sanchez compete for the job….More at Mark Sanchez earns support from New York Jets GM – NFL News