Mark Sanchez’s 2012 New York Jets season was full of interceptions and fumbles—and he even threw in an unprecedented buttfumble for good measure. Week after week, Jets Nation watched in horror as our starting quarterback severely underperformed, and even more alarmingly, was not benched. Rex Ryan stuck by his guy, saying that “Mark gives us the best chance to win.”
We all sat in disgust, wondering what could possibly make a head coach blindly support a player like that. Was it contract related? Were Tim Tebow and Greg McElroy really that bad, where Sanchez was the best possibility out of the three?
I wasn’t satisfied with either of those possibilities. While it does look really bad having your $8 million quarterback warm benches all day, a lack of accountability looks even worse.… Read more