Mark Sanchez: Why the New York Jets’ Young Quarterback Is Vastly Overrated

February 26, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The hype surrounding Mark Sanchez started during his rookie season, with lines like "The guy's a winner" used to justify Sanchez's status as a great quarterback. He is lavished with praise for his game-winning drives and his appearances in two AFC Championship games.
Let's face it, though: Sanchez is a decent quarterback on an amazing team.
Here is what Sanchez has had in terms of support so far in his career.
Jets' running game: 172.2 yards per game (first in NFL), 4.5 yards per rush (fifth in NFL)
Jets' defense: 252.3 yards per game (first in NFL), 14.8 points per game (first in NFL)
Jets' running game: 148.4 yards per game (fourth in NFL), 4.4 yards per carry (eighth in NFL)
Jets' defense: 291.5 yards per game (third in NFL), 19 points per game (sixth in NFL)
So far in his career, Sanchez has been backed by one of the most complete teams in the NFL. If you gave Peyton Manning or Tom Brady a running game and defense r...

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