Originally written on Pro Football Spot  |  Last updated 10/9/13
Yes, Jets fans that were more than happy to find an excuse to move on from Mark Sanchez after the 2012 season finally got their wish in the 3rd preseason game against the Giants (albeit in a very unfortunate way). And yes, the game was meaningless (except for bragging rights and a trophy with Snoopy on it – not exactly the Lombardi, but Rex always takes what he can get). But for some reason, many powerful football people believe that the decision to put Mark Sanchez in that game was both stupid and insulting to Mark Sanchez. Let’s explore that, shall we?Mark Sanchez was not “leading” the quarterback battle. For the duration of the offseason and preseason he was in a neck-and-neck competition with Geno Smith. Now let’s look at that situation: Mark Sanchez, a four-year starter with 68 games and 4 playoff wins under his belt, was unable to distance himself from a rookie who had never played in anything resembling a pro-style offense, who had never even played a game against an Big-10/P...
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