The Jets are effectively ruining Mark’s career by keeping him here. We have talked at length about how they have had developed, or not developed him. Whatever the reasons are, he obviously has regressed as a quarterback. He is not making good decisions, and still forces the ball into areas he has no business throwing into. Be it coaching, poor weapons, lack of ability, or a combination of everything, Mark Sanchez has regressed to the point where he doesn’t belong out there on the football field. His confidence has been shattered over and over again. He does not belong on the football field right now, but yet they keep running him out there. The more he plays badly, the less of a chance that ANY team will EVER be willing to take him off their hands.
No matter what role he serves with this team, in 2012 or otherwise, he will always be subjected to the questions. With his tumultuous career to date, he will always be in the limelight. Starting his career out with the 2 title games, and regressing to this point, Mark will be a face of this team as long as he is here. Either as a starter, or as a backup, he will be the subject of much scrutiny. Don’t think it will only be as a starter, far from it. He will get the “How are you coping” questions for as long as he is a backup with the Jets as well. These questions will continue to tear at his confidence until he is no longer employable by ANY team in the NFL. It’s not fair to Mark to keep him here under the present circumstances, even with the contract. He should be given the opportunity to resurrect his career, elsewhere.
When the Jets are asked about the recent years, they like to fall back on the two AFC title appearances. They use those as talking points, to reiterate the fact that this regime has been successful. It has been a while, but yet this is still the reference point. But, if they are going to use that as the reference point, they must give Mark the respect he deserves for being part of it. He won four road playoff games folks. It’s not like this guy has been a dog for the team for his entire career. He has had some great moments, whether we want to admit that or not.
To that end, they should show Mark the respect, and thanks for being part of those teams, by giving him the respect of getting him out of town for a new start. I understand that it will be difficult, but it needs to be done. He should not be forced to toil away on the New York Jets any longer. It just isn’t air.