"Sanchez Gives Us the Best Chance to Win"
I am so excruciatingly tired of this rhetorical comment used by all coaches to justify their (usually wrong) QB decisions.
Now if we are talking about Kapernick/Smith there may be a good healthy debate on who gives them the best chance to win, but
With Sanchez I seriously do not see how anyone can honestly think that Sanchez gives us the best chance to win. On Sirius yesterday almost every analyst disagreed with keeping Sanchez except for Pat Kriwan and Jim Miller. It pissed me off so much I wrote them, because their support was based on the "Sanchez gives the Jets the Best Chance to Win" argument.
I just do not get it. Sanchez has 100% proven himself to be a BAD QB. He is not even average, clearly in the bottom 5 of all NFL starters. His influence on a game is not even neutral, it is negative. He has the second most turnovers in the entire NFL over the last 2 years, and as a fourth year QB he has more ints than TDs.
I am not a huge fan of the QBR stat, but one of the elements of that stat is the QB PAA which is an assessment of the number of points that the QB adds to the team over an average QB. Sanchez is at -31.6 which means that he costs us a field goal deficit in every game he plays.
Seriously if you compare Sanchez to a green rookie, I am not even sure that Sanchez would grade above them. Certainly he grades below most 2nd year QBS.
Someone needs to tell me what Sanchez does well because I cannot see it:
Ball protection: Among worst in NFL
Accuracy: Among worst in NFL
Field Vision: Poor
Pocket Presence: Poor
Escapability in Pocket: Among worst in NFL
Short passes: HORRIBLE
Deep Balls: Below average
Back shoulder throws: Below average
Seam routes: Above Average
Footwork: Started good, regressing
Identifying Defenses: Very bad
Teammate support: BAD
Coach and FO Support: Rock Solid :)
I mean if you really grade him, he would not be ahead of McElroy or almost any other QB option.
For those that support Sanchez and feel he "gives us the best chance to win" please explain exactly what he does well to lead to that opinion.