Can Mark Sanchez Please Anyone in New York?

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August 18, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) drops back to pass during the second quarter of a preseason game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-US PRESSWIRE

This Monday morning, we are going to talk about Mark Sanchez. Specifically, about how Mark Sanchez has performed this preseason. Despite the interception Saturday night, Mark has played better. There are times, however, that it’s hard to believe he will EVER please the fans of New York.

Mark Sanchez is not a perfect quarterback, not by a long shot. That’s not the point. He has a lot to correct. The point being made is, that he is doing as much as he can, based on what the defense is giving him. But, if you read Twitter, you would think that he hasn’t completed a pass all summer. Let’s talk about his performance to date.


Throughout Mark’s career, everyone has had complaints about his accuracy, which have been valid. Everyone says he is not accurate enough, that he must raise his completion percentage. A good NFL quarterback has a completion percentage of at least 60%. OK, fair.

What is Mark Sanchez’s completion percentage so far in the preseason? 76.5%.

Drew Brees so far? 68.2%. How about Aaron Rodgers? 42.1%.

No, I am not trying to say that Mark Sanchez is a better quarterback than Aaron Rodgers or Drew Brees. Far from it, actually. What I AM saying, however, is that Mark Sanchez is improving his accuracy, which has been a major issue for him. This is the preseason, and his completion percentage is improving, which is what we want. Be fair.

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