He was once nicknamed "The Sanchize" during his rookie season because of his importance to the team. Now, the New York Jets might just want to sanitize themselves from third-year quarterback Mark Sanchez after another mistake cost them a win on Thursday night in a 17-13 loss to the Denver Broncos.
As big as Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow's 20 yard touchdown run with just under a minute to play was to the game's final score, it was Sanchez's third quarter interception that was the turning moment in the Jets loss. Holding a 10-3 lead midway through the third quarter, Sanchez dropped back on third-and-6 and locked in on wide receiver Plaxico Burress, whom he tried to find on the previous play.
Sanchez thought he had Burress open for a first down, but anyone watching his eyes knew where the ball was going and Broncos cornerback Andre Goodman was waiting underneath, stepping forward for the interception:
"I gave them a touchdown, gave them a free play. The guy made a pretty good play on...