It's all about taking a wait and see approach, IMO...
Sanchez was a $%^&ing disaster every other game during the regular season until like the last two games of the season. Totally inconsistent. What's worse is that he kept on making the same stupid mistakes over and over again, despite most of the mistakes being football 101 mistakes. Even worse than that, was the fact you know Schotty was tellin.g him over and over again what to avoid.
And then, at certain times, he impressed the HELL out of me (and everyone else, I'm sure) with laser passes with incredible accuracy. Plus he turned it up a couple notches when we got to the playoffs. He became a better QB. I still think most of that was scheme more than Sanchez becoming a good QB. But he did it, so I'll give him the credit.
All things considered, consistency is what is killing Sanchez and the Jets right now. If Sanchez just becomes a QB who takes very little chances but makes very few mistakes, the Jets will be a MUCH better team. In other words, when it's going good for Sanchez it's great, when it's going bad, it's Ryan Leaf bad.
So I think it's waiting and seeing if Sanchez can at least improve into being a consistently just OK QB. If he improves to get the Neil O'Donnell label, then when the Jets coaching staff is confident he will no longer make the same stupid mistakes of his rookie year, they start to open up the playbook, let him take more chances.....