One more thing folks have to realize.
Pete Carroll loves Sanchez and said in effect that "Sanchez is a championship quality QB who had been essentially mishandled by the Jets."
Now this got little press when Carroll said it prior to the Jets playing Seattle; but now with our new GM having mentioned Carroll by name in his introductory press conference Carroll's prior statement should be accorded some additional weight.
And I think that for that reason alone Sanchez will definitely be afforded another real chance at QB in addition to any cap implications.
Your description is of Peyton Manning or Tom Brady. A "QB that can carry his team anywhere". They come around every 10 years or so, only 1 out of 32 teams get them.
Mark showed some early promise as a 22 year old kid; give him another look with a proper OC and some WR talent and see if there's anything still there.
Rex Ryan, your beloved leader, thinks Mark Sanchez "gives us the best chance to win" and is a good quarterback.
Antonio Cromartie, your Pro Bowl DB, said "We have confidence in Mark. If he has good, veteran players around him -- ones that know how to practice and compete at a high level every day -- then you'll have a better quarterback. But when you don't have a supporting cast around him, you're going to get an average or below-average quarterback. That's what we got. He needs a better supporting cast."
Mike Westhoff, your Hall Of Fame coach, thinks Mark Sanchez is "a manageable quarterback" but multiple system and player personnel changes that the Jets endured following their back-to-back trips to the AFC Championship games were "too much for him."
Anonymous, a Jets starter, said “Look at some of the players he’s throwing to, it’s garbage. I’ve seen better receiving corps in college than we have on our team.”
No one liked Mark Sanchez this season. But there are reasons for his suckage. Discussion forum debate among ignorant fans is cute. Start listening to the players and coaches in the locker room.
So now you're citing Antonio Cromartie? The same Antonio Cromartie, who, after the team having been thrased by the Seahawks, declared that the Jets would still definitely be going to the playoffs?
At least the anonymous quote does have truth to it, between Holmes, Keller Hill being injured, and Kerley being the only healthy, serviceable receiver he had to throw to all year (maybe save until Braylon came in at the end, but even he was injured), but, how funny is it that the most credible quote you can come up with to support Sanchez comes from "anonymous?"
The Jets don't suck, Rex Ryan is a tremendous head coach, the media are all liars, and it was all Mark Sanchez fault.
Westhoff and the Anonymous Player have nothing to gain by saying good things about Mark Sanchez. Cromartie was arguably our best player in 2012 and Rex Ryan is our head coach with unlimited power.
I'll trust them over a gum-swallower in a discussion forum, thanks.
Only 3 years of college.
Only started 16 games at USC.
Immediately named the starter.
No clipboard time, no mentor, just thrown into the fire.
SHOCKER ALERT: Mark Sanchez put up bad rookie numbers! OMG! And he was put into such a great situation, too, just like Aaron Rodgers being Brett Favre's understudy for 3 f-cking years.
After the shaky 4-6 start that provided the brutal statistics you throw out like a cliche-machine, Mark Sanchez takes the Jets on a 16-4 run including 4 road playoff wins and 5 miracle fourth quarter comebacks until such time that Rex/Mike got rid of all of his weapons and replaced them with crap.
Stop reading stats. Start using your eyes.
Cotchery had 1000 yards prior to being saddled with a rookie? Gee, I don't know, Brett Favre and Chad Pennington had, what, 30 years of experience between them? Think that might have had something to do with it?
Or, perhaps, I don't know, maybe the fact that we committed ourselves to Ground & Pound and led the NFL in rushing, you know, may have taken the ball out of the air and put it, let me get the word I'm searching for, wait, wait.....on the ground.
Same with Woodhead? He had 8 catches in his Jets "career".
"Smoke week every day" is a line in a rap song, not a lifestyle.
My eyes tell me he is a poor reader of Defenses. That has little to do with who he is throwing to.
My eyes tell me he misses open recievers regularly. That has little to do with who he is missing.
My eyes tell me he is an INT machine. That has little to do with who he's throwing it to, but where he throws it and when.
My eyes tell me he doesn't have good pocket presence, and does not feel pressure. This has little do do with who he's throwing it to.
My eyes tell me he fumbles, alot. This has little to do with who he's throwing it to.
My eyes tell me he's the worst QB in the NFL over the four years he's played, and he was bad even in his "good" first two years regular seasons.
My eyes tell me the only reason Sanchez still has a job is because he was a #1 pick, and because he played relatively well in the post-season those first two years.
My eyes tell me it's not the support cast, it's the QB.
My eyes tell me Mark Sanchez will fail again this year.
If he's what we got, he's what we got. So we'll root him on, and pray YOU are right Fran Sarcessa I.
We all better hope you are.