How much of Sanchez' regression is on his bad receiving corps???
I think it is fair to say that over the first couple of years Mark Sanchez had shown a lot of flashes and he showed development from year to year. His TD to INT numbers, his completion percentage, total yards and his QB rating point that way, even though it were small jumps but the curve still went up.
Now this year he has totally regressed.. You dont really have to look at the numbers, we all know the story. But when we compare the talent he had to throw to the last couple of years and the receivers this years, well, there is no comparison. I looked up a lot of videos and games from years past, the playoff games for example, and it is amazing how much of a drop in talent our receiving corps went through. And even back then, it was arguable that the receivers we dressed weren't only above average as a group.
But nonetheless, this year Dustin Keller and Santonio Holmes missed a combined 12 games so far and will likely both be out the rest of the year. The emergance of Kerley is a welcome sight but other than that we got a rookie (Stephen Hill) and two journeymen at receiver (Chaz Schilens, Clyde Gates). It is much harder if those guys do not get open and cant beat anyone one on one.
Dont get me wrong, Im extremely dissapointed by Sanchez making too many mistakes and not putting the team on his back. But with a new system and a terrible group of receivers, he isnt really in a position to thrive in. He is no Peyton Manning, Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers, who might be able to elevate the players we have, but I dont think many other QBs in this league would fare better with this receiving group.