Trend Spotting: Reconsidering “The Sanchize”

Kevin Greenstein offers his musings on the Jets' quarterback situation and digs a little deeper into the career of Mark Sanchez.

| 3 years ago
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Trend Spotting: Reconsidering “The Sanchize”


MarkSanchez400This week in Trend Spotting, I take a look at the disastrous career trajectory of Mark Sanchez, and wonder whether perhaps the prevailing rhetoric is grounded in a mountain of misinformation. Right now he’s sitting out with a shoulder injury, and there are rumors circulating that the Jets might place him on injured reserve, leaving their quarterbacking duties in the hands of second round pick Geno Smith. It’s hard to believe how quickly Sanchez has fallen out of favor in New York, especially considering what he has already managed to accomplish in his four-year career (most notably, he’s the Jets’ all-time leader in road playoff wins).

In Sanchez’s first two seasons, the Jets reached the AFC Championship game, losing both times in relatively close battles (to the Colts in 2010 and the Steelers in 2011). Despite the success he enjoyed, Sanchez was considered nothing more than a “game manager” for those Jets teams, while Rex Ryan’s dominant defense and the Jets’ top-tier offensive line was given all of the credit for the team’s success.

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  • Lelouch vi Britannia

    Can’t read the whole thing… anyways, based on what I think the first two paragraphs lead to (I may, in fact, be debating a non-existent argument), I think that Sanchez never received credit for the playoff wins because the Jets’ qualifying for the playoffs was very much in spite of him and I agree with that.