Despite Win, Jets Must Make a QB Change, Remove Mark Sanchez

Jesse Reed@@JesseReed78Correspondent IDecember 11, 2012

Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Mark Sanchez does not give the New York Jets the best chance to win.

Yeah, I'm talking to you Rex Ryan. No matter how many times you say it, saying it doesn't make it true.

Sanchez can only be counted on for one thing—turnovers. 

Through 13 games, Sanchez has thrown 13 interceptions and has lost six fumbles—one of which was his ridiculous and now infamous butt-fumble against the New England Patriots in Week 12. 

He just isn't a starting-caliber quarterback, as we've clearly seen the past two seasons when the Jets' running game fell off a cliff. 

One thing Sanchez doesn't lack is bravado—something he learned from Ryan. After the Jets beat the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 14, Sanchez hilariously told CBS Sports that the Jets were, "catching fire" and might "run the table."

But bravado hasn't served this team well thus far, and as long as Sanchez is behind center, it's only a matter of time before the "catching fire" Jets get hosed down.

Remember, the team's latest two-game winning streak was accomplished against the Arizona Cardinals and Jacksonville Jaguars—two of the worst teams in the league. Furthermore, Sanchez was yanked in favor of Greg McElroy after failing to do anything other than throw three interceptions against the Cardinals...at home.

Sanchez had little to do with the team's latest win at Jacksonville, to boot. 

He only threw the ball 19 times—completing 12—and failed to throw a single touchdown. The only reason the Jets won that game is because the Jaguars can't stop the run. There is only one team in the NFL worse than the Jags at stopping the run this season: The New Orleans Saints.

Sanchez is going to be forced to win games with his arm before the season's out, and we all know what happens under those circumstances (hint: it's not pretty). 

Ryan must see reason and start Tim Tebow or McElroy for the final three games to give the Jets any chance to make the playoffs. But we all know that's not going to happen. Ryan's stubborn refusal to see the truth will doom this team.

 

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