Dec. 30, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) throws the ball during the first half against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports
So, you ready to be depressed?
Our friends over at Bleacher Report, with Matt Miller, lead writer, put together their current NFL top 1000. A section focuses on the quarterbacks, specifically, the league’s top 65 quarterbacks. Well, the Jets much maligned Mark Sanchez is ranked #63. They rank each player based on specific elements of their game. Take a look:
Accuracy 14/30Mark Sanchez (6’2″, 225 pounds, four seasons) has average accuracy when not under pressure, but turn up the heat a little bit and he shows why he is near the bottom in pretty much every statistical category. Even in the games where he is playing well, he struggles with hitting his targets.
Arm Strength 16/20Middle of the road when it comes to arm strength. He can make most of the throws but could use a little more velocity on deeper out routes.
Decision Making 15/30Seems to be regressing. He is making more mistakes now than he did as a rookie.
Mechanics 11/15Has a smooth and consistent throwing motion, but suffers breakdowns when he feels the pressure.
Mobility 3/5He can move around and make plays with his feet, but he usually makes bad decisions while trying to make something happen, either by throwing a ball while falling down or not tucking the ball when trying to get extra yards.
Overall 59/100There were a few games this year that showed Sanchez’s potential, but he always seems to find a way to let Jets fans down.
For anyone who is interested, Tim Tebow comes in one higher at #62. Mark was ranked #29 in 2011.
The Jets QB’s fall lower in this ranking than such league greats as Joe Webb, Tyler Thigpen, Matt Cassell, David Carr and Brian Hoyer.
Basically, Bleacher Report is telling us what we already know, that our quarterback situation is not good. Take a look at all of the ratings here.