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We are hitting the halfway point of pre season and Mark Sanchez seems to be confident. That’s a great thing but confidence has nothing to do with why he’s a lower level QB in the NFL. August means nothing. It shows how hard you worked in off season and in shape but what about the 4th quarter of key games? Sanchez thinks he can become part of the top 10 of elite quarterbacks in the NFL but I feel that is a huge leap for a QB who lacks accuracy. The top five quarterbacks in the league are completely out of reach for Sanchez. He’ll never be at the same level as Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Eli Manning, Drew Brees, or Peyton Manning. Now Peyton’s spot in list could be in trouble this year due to his health but I feel if his neck heals properly he deserves to be right there with them. If Sanchez wants to make the top 10 he’s going to have to play as well or better than Ben Roethlisberger, Matthew Stafford, Jay Cutler, Matt Schaub, Matt Ryan and Tony Romo. That’s unlikely because each one of those quarterbacks have significant advantages over Sanchez at this point. Roethlisberger’s biggest edges are his confidence and physical strength. Roethlisberger has quarterbacked the Steelers to two Super Bowl championships. Few quarterbacks can take a hit like Roethlisberger, remain upright, and make a play. Stafford is a gifted passer who has all the classic characteristics that you want in a quarterback. He has size, arm strength, a quick release and accuracy. Stafford played all 16 games and he’s on his way to becoming an elite NFL quarterback. Cutler has been downgraded in the past for not being a team player, but that’s basically just the assessment of outsiders who see a smirk on his face and figure that he’s a jerk. He’s not. Well, maybe he is, but his teammates like and respect him. He has unquestionable arm strength and a first-class target in wide receiver Brandon Marshall. Schaub is one of the most accurate passers in the league when he is healthy. The Texans made the playoffs even though he got hurt last year but could be a Super Bowl team this year if Schaub can stay upright for 16 games. Schaub will also surprise opposing defenses with his arm strength. Ryan asserted himself in his rookie year with the Falcons and he has performed consistently during his four years in the NFL. He has excellent field vision, finds the open receiver and delivers the ball with accuracy. However, he needs to show he can win in the postseason, something that he has not been able to do to this point in his career. Romo is nearing the end of his time with the Dallas Cowboys because his team fails so often in the clutch. Owner Jerry Jones knows it’s not all Romo’s fault, but he is the quarterback of this franchise and he is ultimately going to be held responsible. Romo’s best asset is that he throws the most catchable ball in the league. He puts it right where his receivers want it and it settles into their hands as if it was a morning pillow. He just needs a bit more consistency. After researching all this I have to say sorry but I do not think Mark Sanchez is a top 10 QB. If he could make the top 15 it would be a huge leap in the right direction for the New York Jets. Do you agree or disagree? Comment below or tweet me @Penny_TSC.  



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