After surprisingly being taken 5th overall by the N.Y. Jets in the 2009 NFL Draft, Mark Sanchez was handed the reigns to the team as a rookie. Since that time he’s only missed 1 game, starting 47 of a possible 48 regular season games and he’s played in 2 AFC Championship games. He had arguably his best season as a pro this year, but he’s still considered an average QB at best. He isn’t where the “Sanchize” should be
The media has has weighed in about his play, former Jets have taken him to task, and now it’s being reported that his current teammates are calling him out. When a QB loses his peers in the locker room, that QB usually loses his job.
Sanchez’s QB Rating, yards passing, TD passes, and completion percentage has slowly crept up since his rookie year, but evidently it’s not trending up fast enough for some.
The Jets will have a new offensive coordinator in former Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano, but will that make a difference in his play? Sanchez is probably best when in a run heavy offense, where he’s asked not to lose the game, the classic “game manager”, but can the Jets win that way in 2012?
Some of his teammates have come to his defense, “he’s our guy”, they’re “100 percent” behind him, “he can get it done”, but a split locker room isn’t conducive to a winning team.