Originally Posted by w0mbat
Sanchez didn't regress. He's the same QB he has always been. His first two years here he was a turnover machine and was highly inaccurate just as he is now.
Sanchez was horrible in 09 and was merely below average in 2010.
The 2009 and 2010 teams were very good and with just average QB'ing the Jets would have had 12 wins both seasons.
I can't buy that, and here's why:
In 2009 and 2010, there were a lot of games where Sanchez stepped up and won games. Late game drives where he'd make five or six good to great throws. Heady pocket play, scrambling for more time, or getting out of the pocket and running for a critical first down. Manufacturing comeback wins.
That's why Jets fans thought we'd see a guy who, in year 3, 4, 5 and beyond go on to be a franchise quarterback.
Yes, his stats were "rookie QB bad" in 2009. But he showed flashes of elite, game-winning talent, and that's what got many of us on board. That
guy is nowhere to be found.
And, yes, the team got much worse in 2011 and 2012. Maybe he's a bubble player; good on a great team, lousy on a bad team.