New York Jets have a Franchise Decision to Make on a Player NOT Named Darrelle Revis

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New York Jets Owner Woody Johnson, newly hired GM John Idzik, and Head Coach Rex Ryan all have a big decision to make. We all know that something has to give, regarding the Revis situation… But is there another decision that could have a franchise-altering impact? I believe so… And it involves #6.

Let me just say this: Coming off a horrific 26 turnover season (52 in 2 years), it’s hard to be a Sanchez-apologist. But that’s not my intention.

My intention is to address the quarterback position, keeping the recent past, present, and future into consideration.

So, before I say I have Mark’s back, or suggest that the Jets should draft West Virginia’s QB Geno Smith…. Hear me out.

Here is the Jets Current Depth at QB
Mark Sanchez
David Garrard
Greg McElroy
Tim Tebow
Matt Simms

Potential QB prospects
Geno Smith
Matt Barkley
EJ Manuel
Ryan Nassib
Matt Glennon

The Jets brass MUST plan, if they have not yet, to fix this problem.
Are they sold on Mark? If they are, how can he restore his confidence?
If not, do they believe that Geno Smith (or any other top QB in the 2013 draft)  is a FRANCHISE QB?

Once this is figured out, it could shape, or even destroy the Jets plans for the future.

For the sake of this article, we’ll focus on Mark. We’ll assume the Jets let him play out his current contract in 2013, while adding other pieces in this month’s draft. Then, see how things play out and take it from there.

So what exactly is the problem with Mark? His recent body of work, body language, and leadership intangables, have been average, at best. And I think most would agree, that’s being generous.

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  • George Torres

    I think our new OC needs to recognize something Marty Schottenheimer and Tony Sparano didn’t… When Sanchez is backed up inside OUR 10 yard line, DO NOT call a passing play !!! Run the ball for 3 consecutive downs, if we don’t get a 1st down, kick it off and live to fight another day…. If we do, keep running it until maybe a manageable 3rd down you can throw on !

  • Brandon

    Keller looks so much lighter and faster that season…

  • Dustin Schrank

    I dont know if getting a player back to throwing it 20xs a game is gonna win in the NFL because that is what he did his first two seasons.

  • John Szeligowski Jr.

    I’ll tell ya, he did look faster then…it was probably the nerves. Since his mid-second season I often thought he passed the ball like he was hurt. Turns out he was, and even though they said it wasn’t serious Mark hasn’t thrown the ball the same since. His mechanics have been bad, often throwing off his back foot and his arm strength in general seems very poor. Couple that with staring down his primary receiver and having no confidence in his own reads and you have a total mess of a QB. And what I always found interesting about him is that I’ve never seen a QB have worse success in the shotgun position…I will buy a steak dinner for the person that can actually find his completion percentage in the shotgun position, and tell me that it is above 30%. I’ve secretly known this for over two years and I’m coming out with it now. I live in New York, we have the best steak houses around…