Originally Posted by chiefst2000
You are saying that people wanting to replace Sanchez is unfounded? I never saw Flynn play in College so I can't speak to his abilities then but I've watched Sanchez for 4 years. He is not a starting caliber QB. He is a head case and a butt fumbler. I'd like to replace him with anyone. Flynn played well in his one start that I watched. Granted he may be the next Scott Mitchell but at the cost of a 4th round draft pick the risk reward seems worthwhile to me. The alternative is a guy like Taylor Bray or EJ Manuel in the 3rd or 4th round of the draft. I don't see how those guys are more NFL ready or have higer upside then Flynn but if they are drafted and start I will root for them and hope for the best.
IMO yes I think its unfounded to want to replace Sanchez. The problem is people here get too focused on 1 player who becomes the lightning rod.
Yes, I understand QB is the most critical position on the team but you can't look at a QB's performance without assessing the total picture. And saying he's a headcase and butt fumbler is not evaluating at all its just a knee jerk reaction to the media circus that surrounds the team. If that same play happened to any other QB it would have made the bloopers & lowlights but it would have been forgotten already. Our fanbase and media love to bathe in self pity rehashing one insiginifcant play in a season of football.
I've said this ad nauseum in the recent weeks, but here goes again , Sanchez has never played in an offensive system that could utilize his talents or was was never utilized in a way that could showcase his talents. Instead in years 1&2 he was relegated to a game manager when Rex had the horses and Oline to run G&P. In years 3 and 4 due to injuries and overall neglect to the offensive side of the ball Sanchez not only got the inefficient G&P system forced down his throat , he also took a pounding as his Oline and weapons around him vaporized. He's had less offensive support and less to work with than any QB in the league including Blaine Gabbert ,yet people here are so quick to make him the scapegoat.
Can he ever be the QB worthy of the #5 pick in the draft - maybe not, but by the Jets bringing in Mornhinweg they at least will be able to evaluate him in an offense that's not rooted in the leather helmet era. He's under contract , give him some weapons , give him the new OC and a modern era offenisve scheme to work with and maybe he might not be as bad as many here vehemently know.
Bringing in another question mark does nothing for the long term prospects of the team . If you want to replace Sanchez then do it right, draft and develop a QB who's the right fit for the offensive system you want to run. Otherwsie wait until the cap situation is cleared and attempt to trade for a real starting caliber QB.