Going into the 2012 season there are many questions regarding the offense. Will Sanchez lose his job to Tebow? Who will emerge at wide receive? Will the ground and pound return to form? One thing that is not in question is that Mark Sanchez has to improve to help take the Jets to the next level. While casual fans may embrace the Tim Tebow chatter, real Jets fans know that if the Jets go anywhere, it will be on the right arm of Mark Sanchez. So here are three things he must do in 2012 to help raise the New York Jets to NFL elite.
1. Stop listening to the media
Throughout his career with the New York Jets Mark Sanchez has been a constant fixture in the New York media. He is often thought of as “sensitive” and there is a feeling that some of the negative media attention may affect Sanchez more than Jets fans would like. The first thing Sanchez must do to improve is to not allow the media to affect his psyche, and more importantly his play on the field. With the Tim Tebow situation adding fuel to the fire Sanchez will indeed be tested early and often in how he deals with criticism. Increased confidence and a short memory can help to block these distractions which can go a long way in helping to improve his play on the field.