The Jets have finally made the long awaited move, benching Mark Sanchez and naming Greg McElroy the starting quarterback. The announcement was made yesterday, as we learned that Mark was told after the game on Monday that he was out, and then Greg was named the starting quarterback yesterday. Most fans have been waiting for this move, and it has finally happened. It was a move that had to be made, both for the Jets to see what they have in McElroy, and for Sanchez because his confidence is gone. He is a defeated quarterback that is playing so scared, that his possibility to succeed is highly unlikely.
But, the four years with Mark Sanchez have not been all bad, despite what many fans say. In 2009-2010, yes, they won with primarily a great running game and great defense. But, Mark did make the throws he had to make, and huge ones. He led several come from behind wins, and played quite well in four road playoff victories. With the Mark Sanchez era as the Jets starting quarterback likely over, here are some highlights to remember the good old days:
And here is a video concentrating on his come from behind wins from 2010. I bet everyone was begging for him to be gone as he made THESE throws:
It hasn’t been all bad. You get no argument from me that Mark Sanchez needs to be on the bench now, and for the forseeable future. But, don’t talk about this guy like he has never had success. The Jets have had FAR worse quarterbacks lead this football team.