Would he have still had int's with a better cast - sure all QB's do, look at the vaunted Eli manning only 3 less ints than Sanchez.
And this new mantra, "no QB could succeed on the Jets in 2012" is pure speculation. Maybe Peyton could have taken this rag-tag group of WRs into the playoffs. There's no way of proving or disproving it, so I think it's a stupid argumentative device.
Sure seems like a nice guy though and has a knack with the ladies.
Take a large sampling of plays, doesn't matter if it was Shotty or Sparano. Look at the plays were a good call was made, the blocking was good, the Receiver or back ran a good route and the play was there for the making and all too many times Sanchez either threw a terrible ball, was late to recognize the open man or got happy feet and panicked. That's the reason why his comp % numbers have always been bad, missing the easy or obvious plays.
I contend his completion % has been bad because of the horrible offensive scheme , playmakers, Oline and being put into difficult passing situations.
It appeared that a young QB who only had 16 college starts was progressing and going to take the next step in year three. Sanchez had career high numbers in 2011 in passing yardage and td's but his completion percentage didn't go up and he turned the ball over way too much. Mark gets the extension and his 2012 made his 2011 season look tremendous by comparison.
It was for a lot of different reasons and Mike Tannenbaum had a hand in not giving Sanchez a better supporting cast but there's no doubt that Sanchez showed no confidence, pocket presence or awareness. He regressed badly and now the Jets are stuck with him for one more season.
The last two years were managed poorly by Mike Tannenbaum and it cost him his job.
60 percent completion percentage, 539 yards 4 touchdowns 2 interceptions
Mark Sanchez 2010 Playoff Stats
60 percent completion percentage, 616 yards 5 touchdowns 1 interception
I agree that Mark Sanchez is not a good NFL quarterback but it's not like he didn't show signs that he was going to progress and become a good NFL quarterback. Heading into the 2011 season, The playoff run in 2010 made it appear as if Sanchez was going to take the next step. Unfortunately, He regressed badly. He's like a guy who got to the 11th grade in high school and then got left back twice.
How a QB performs is relative to the opposition, the Pats & Colts defenses were 2 of the worst in the league!
It's no different than how well Pennington would play until a good defense would take away those short throws he loves.
If I'm a GM & I'm trying to figure out what I have in Sanchez, I'm looking at his accuracy as a major factor in thinking of extending him & he fails miserably in this most important facet of a QBs game.
Mark is the reason that we always lead the league in 3 & outs, most of Marks comebacks were actually only Mark having to make up for all his mistakes & ineptitude in the 1st quarter of games.
The most telling game of Marks career was the 2009 game vs Buffalo. The Jets ran for over 300 yards & lost the game due to Marks 5 interceptions. The NY Jets are the only team in NFL history to lose a game rushing for over 300 yards.
Try to remember a game, when the opposing team was running the ball down our throats & a QB played as Badly as that. You can't because even a journeyman QB would be hard pressed to lose a game with that type of running game support.
Mark is a below average decision maker. He just is not smart enough for the Pro game.
With this new OC we need to figure out a way to acquire Matt Flynn & move the chains , keep the D off the field & use field position to be competitive next year.
If Mark Sanchezis the starting QB for the Jets next year I will refuse to watch the games.