Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 10/9/12
The quarterback is the spotlight position of the NFL. Do it right and you get praise and accolades. Do it wrong and you get run out of town by an angry mob. Mark Sanchez has done it right and wrong over the years, and the mob in New York has slowly been gathering, lighting torches and chanting, “Tebow. Tebow.”Everyone speculated as to whether or not the mob would get its way Monday night; it didn’t, and Sanchez started the game for the Jets. His dismal performance against the 49ers last week was behind him, and he needed a big start and a win to disperse the mob.He didn’t get either. Sanchez finished 14 for 31, just under 50 percent passing. He threw for 230 yards, which is respectable. Some might argue, however, that the Jets' dismal running game led to more passing attempts for Sanchez. Couple that with two critical interceptions, and it may be best if Mark Sanchez begin sprinting across the Brooklyn Bridge.Is the feeling in New York justified? Looking at exactly what Sanchez cost...
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