Look, I'm as down on the Jets right now as anybody. I've absolutely had it with Sanchez and Tannenbaum, I'm more undecided than anything on Rex, and even the sight of a Jets jersey raises my blood pressure. But, something I saw today really hammered home two things:
- Sanchez is an absolute bum.
- Rex might be a pretty darn good coach.
Of all QBs who have attempted at least 1,500 passes since Mark Sanchez entered the NFL (so essentially, all other starting QBs over that time), here is where Sanchez ranks in these KEY statistics:
- Turnovers - FIRST
- Completion % - LAST
- TD:INT ratio - LAST
- Yards per Attempt - LAST
- QB Rating - LAST
That is pretty much every meaningful way you can grade a QB's performance and Sanchez ranks dead worst in the NFL of all starting QBs since he's been playing!
However, despite getting the absolute worst play of any starting QB in the NFL over his entire coaching career, Rex Ryan still sports a winning record (38-30) including 4 road playoff victories. It is really hard to win football games in the National Football League and Rex Ryan has been doing so despite getting the worst performance in the league from the game's most important position.
Dump Sanchez, fire or demote Tanny, and I'm down with letting whoever the new GM is decide Rex's fate. But whether they keep him or ditch him, none of us should act like keeping him is a bad option.