9. Patience, please: Nobody is saying Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez is elite. But he should hardly be the maligned quarterback he has been this offseason and preseason, either. At this stage of his career, Sanchez's stats exceed the ones Eli Manning posted during his first three seasons. Sanchez has a .574 winning percentage, compared with the .513 that Manning had after his first three seasons. Sanchez has completed 55.3 percent of his passes, compared with Manning's 54.1. Sanchez has a 55-51 touchdowns-to-interceptions ratio, compared with Manning's 54-44. And Sanchez has won four road playoff games, whereas Manning didn't win any playoff games in his first three seasons. Sanchez hasn't been a Pro Bowl quarterback, but he hasn't been bad either, and his career is still young. New York forgets how it once questioned whether Manning could be elite for the Giants. Now it questions and, more often, criticizes Sanchez, wondering whether he can make the same jump Manning did.