Mark Sanchez Takes Solace in the Career of His Giants Counterpart

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July 30, 2012; Cortland, NY, USA; New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) delivers the pass at the New York Jets practice. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via US PRESSWIRE

Mark Sanchez is getting used to the rough road that is being the quarterback of a New York football team. He has had his ups and downs, just as his New York counterpart, Eli Manning, did in his first three seasons. If you remember, most Giants fans wanted Eli out of town during the early part of his career. Mark has done his homework on Eli’s career, and the ascent it took beginning in his fourth year, so much so, that he rattled off stats, unprompted:

“That fourth year, I think he threw one pick in the playoffs when they won that Super Bowl — one. And I think he might have thrown 20 in the regular season. I’ve been there, plenty of quarterbacks have been there, so you see the margin for error in this league is so small. And once the quarterback, the offense and the coordinator really realize that, and take advantage of that and show that on the field, you can win a lot of games and be very successful.”

We have outlined here before, how their careers took similar paths. In their third seasons, Eli completed 57% of his passes and recorded 24 TDs, while Mark completed 56% and recorded 26 TDs, so the natural parallel is there.

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