Will we see a more improved Sanchez?
Mark Sanchez has had his ups and downs. In three seasons as the Jets starter he has had a completion percentage of 55.3 which has been one of the worst over the last 3 years for qualified players. He has thrown for 9,209 yards which isn't bad. He's thrown 55 touchdowns again not bad. But he also threw 51 interceptions in 3 seasons which is bad and fumbled the ball 17 times. So he has had more turnovers then touchdowns in his career, but brought the Jets to two straight AFC championship games. Sanchez is the type of player that you hope for the best but you don't know what your going to get. Going into his fourth season has a starting quarterback in the NFL, and having the best backup QB of all time who is more wanted then you, he is going to have to prove that he is better then Tebow and that he belongs in New York until his career is over.
Sanchez NEEDS, I repeat NEEDS at least 24 touchdowns thrown and less then 12 interceptions thrown. Interceptions ruin momentum, and makes the defense go out and play longer then they should. Sanchez also can't have more then 2 fumbles as he had 8 as a rookie 5 as a sophomore and 4 as a junior. You can't fumble the ball you need to hold onto it. I understand if James Harrison blind sides you and you drop the ball but fumbling a snap is inexcusable. I'm being tough on Sanchez because this is his judgement season. If he plays bad fans will want Tebow, not just Jet fans but every fan in the NFL. He needs to show the Jets and more importantly the NFL that he can win. The Jets start off with a hard schedule, their first five games are, Buffalo, at Pittsburg, at Miami, San Francisco, and Houston. In those games I expect a 3-2 record which would be great. But if we start 2-3 or 1-4 Tebow will be coming in and fierce. Sanchez is a good quarterback. He's a winner like Tebow just doesn't show it as much. He will do the job this season. But if not, he'll be wearing a different uniform. My projected stats for Sanchez this season is 60.5 completion percentage, 3,467 yards passing, 30 touchdowns, 11 interceptions, and 2 fumbles. With those numbers the Jets would be ecstatic. Tebow won't be.