The New York Jets season is slowly slipping away, and the poor play of Mark Sanchez is one of the many reasons why. New York has scored a total of 16 points in it’s past two games — losses to the Seattle Seahawks and Miami Dolphins. Sanchez had a passer rating of 53.2 over those two games, threw for only one touchdown and two interceptions and completed less than 50% of his passes.
Despite the fact that the offense is struggling mightily, Rex Ryan insists he will continue to stick with Sanchez. Many Jets fans, on the other hand, feel as though things can’t get much worse offensively and that it’s time their 3-6 team gave Tim Tebow a chance to start. Antonio Cromartie has a message for those fans.
“They can kiss my butt,” Cromartie said according to the NY Post. “Mark is our quarterback. At the end of the day, we could give a damn what anybody on the outside has to say. Mark is our quarterback and he’s going to continue to be our quarterback. There’s not going to be no division, talking about who needs to be our quarterback. Mark is our quarterback and he’s our only quarterback.”
Cromartie also thinks the Jets are going to make the playoffs, so he must have a ton of confidence in Sanchez.
While I’m not a huge believer in Tebow as an NFL starter, he can’t be any worse. Even if Sanchez is a more capable quarterback, there comes a time when it’s worth a shot just to see if he can give the team a spark. The issue is the Jets have invested so much money in Sanchez, but at the moment he isn’t getting the job done. Tebow may not be able to either, but at what point does Sanchez’s poor play force Rex’s hand? I would be surprised if Tebow doesn’t start a game before the end of the season.
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