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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  • Jack Brokenshire

    Thank you someone with a level of insight, I am a Jets fan, although not in NY and I totally agree, I’ve been reading all offseason “fans” saying this and that about Sanchez and the problem is the protection not just for Sanchez to set up a pass but also for the run, the 3rd & 2 play followed by 4th & 1 in previous seasons we would have got that play no problem yet this season, granted only the preseason we struggled, hopefully as we’re game planning vs Carolina then we may see some wildcat and Sanchez can hand to Tebow and he’ll be able to convert. I hope we can get things sorted because I personally think Sanchez will have a good year, provided he’s not flat on his back every other play, I’ve been impressed with his progress in the offseason, his commitment and leadership and really wish him well because like it or not Jets “fans” he’s our QB and we need to support him and the team, lets go Sanchez and my JETS!