Remember when Tim Tebow‘s presence was supposed to light a fire under Mark Sanchez and thus make him a better quarterback? Me neither.
In a season in which everything went wrong for the Jets, Sanchez was particularly brutal, tossing 18 interceptions and just 13 touchdown passes while completing only 54.3 percent of his passes. In other words, not only did the fourth-year quarterback fail to take a step forward, but he regressed.
Sanchez is remaining optimistic about the future, though, emphasizing that the Jets could come back and turn things around in 2013.
“I had a good talk with [head coach] Rex [Ryan], and I know we’re destined for great stuff here,” Sanchez told reporters Monday. “I know we can be successful here. So that’s what I’m focused on. I’m excited to come back here and do my very best.”
It’s unclear what direction the Jets will go in for a quarterback next season, but Sanchez’s bad contract will make it difficult for the team to move him. Still, it’s obvious that somethin