Sanchez passes physical with Eagles

Mark Sanchez has passed his physical with the Eagles and is expected to sign with Philly (Garafolo, March 27).

The Jets released Sanchez moments before signing Michael Vick last Friday.




73 comments
ssxtricky
ssxtricky

Just a few years ago everybody was saying how bad a QB Mark was...and now like clockwork Jets fans can't be consistent with their feelings about a player. Stop being mushy and read the comments on the gamethreads you posted during the: Thanksgiving game, the Miami game in 2012, the Tennessee game that knocked us out of the playoffs. All I want is some consistency! 

jvsvn
jvsvn

I think this is a strategic move by Sanchez. Spend a year learning the Kelly offense from the master in the hope that it becomes the trend in the NFL. Might give him more opportunities to start somewhere else down the road. At least that's the idea.

boose2
boose2

I realize we will all have our own memories of the Sanchez era...& rightfully so. I will always remember how he SHOWED UP vs the Pats in that playoff game (& really every playoff game in those 2 years). & I still think if he got the ball back vs Pitt, we were winning that game & going to SB...

I am not a Sanchez apologist & I think both sides needed a fresh start. Just saying his TD pass to Tone vs the Pats in the playoffs was so much more meaningful than the 'Buttfumble' vs the Pats on Thanksgiving. Just a shame that the NY media will always remember the bad. Wish Sanchez nothing but the best, & will always be a fan.

gbrownn
gbrownn

Haha I live in Philly, this is just so fitting. But who knows, Chip may be able to mask his faults and make him "look" like a viable starter. I think the quick simple reads( and having lesean) in Chips offense will help him out alot. Whatever, moving on. Good luck Mark, another qb era down in the NYJ history.

levi
levi

He's gonna light us up in pre season and show all the doubters!!

twin
twin

JOHHNY FOOTBALL!!!!!

jetlife
jetlife

QB A: 32 TDs, 3474 Passing yards, 56.7% Completion

QB B: 24 TDs, 3620 Passing Yards, 60.2% Completion




QB A: Mark Sanchez 2011(3rd Year)

QB B: Tom Brady 2003(4th Year/3rd Year Starting)


I'm not making that leap of faith, but Mark was never as good as we thought, and was never as bad as he was portrayed by the media.  

Bent
Bent moderator

@jvsvn  It's an interesting theory, but it doesn't sound like he was choosing between a large selection of teams.

twin
twin

@boose2 Not just media a lot of human beings focus on the negative side of a person instead of their POSITIVE side...............

Bent
Bent moderator

@levi  If he's even playing in the Bollinger Bowl, he's already failed.

a57se
a57se

@levi  

Yeah, in the 4th game of the preseason against all the scrubs.......:)

SackDance99
SackDance99

@jetlife Ugh, not a real fair comparison.  Brady's 3rd year/2nd starting was a GREAT season statistically, but not in wins/losses.  So, when Brady had to put the team on his back trying to get it into the playoffs, he had a tremendous season: with over 62% completions, 28 TDs, over 3,700 yards and over 600 passes.  Then, his next season, he throws around 80 less passes, gets worse stats, but also leads his team to a 14-2 record and a SB Championship.  Please, Sanchez is nothing like Brady as a QB or competitor.  Brady has never thrown more than 14 INTs in a season.  That's remarkable.  Sanchez has thrown 14 or more in 3 of his 4 seasons.  Even Peyton has thrown more than 14 5 times.

harold
harold

@jetlife

That was his best season and it was still littered with 26 turnovers.

That is the big difference even at his best as Bent points out it was the lack of consistency that haunted him the most.

a57se
a57se

@jetlife  

What is the difference between a 56.7% comp percentage and 60%? 

Bent
Bent moderator

@jetlife  


Au contraire.  I'd say Sanchez was sometimes better than we thought and sometimes worse than his media portrayal.  That just underscores how inconsistent the guy was.

Pat d
Pat d

Mark is a lt better than most think.

Bubby Brister
Bubby Brister

@twin

Not true.  When I read your name, I mostly see the word "win" in it.  That is POSITIVE.  right?

:-)

levi
levi

@twin LIGHT THE JETS UP!!! HE'S VERY GOOD AT KEEPING THE BALL OUT OF THE JETS HANDS!!!

twin
twin

@levi sanchez maybe against our backups.... last game of preseason right?

jetlife
jetlife

@SackDance99 My overall point wasn't specifically to compare the two QBs, obviously history speaks for itself. My point was that based on numbers alone, look at the difference between a SB winning QB and Sanchez in their respective 3rd years starting. Was he great? Absolutely not, but I don't think he deserved blame for everything.


FWIW I say these things, and then an hour from now 2012 runs through my mind. I have no idea how that was the same person (Sanchez that is).

a57se
a57se

@harold  

10 of those turnovers were in the last 3 games of the season......he was actually having a good season until then.

bklyndude
bklyndude

@Marvel @jetlife

Sanchez also started dinking and dunking which makes that number even worse.  If he threw it down the field and took more chances, you could understand the higher INT number.

That's why Eli can win Super Bowls.  When he's good,  he's very good with the deep ball.

jetlife
jetlife

@Marvel I think the truth lies somewhere in the middle. "Horrible"is a very strong term. He had horrible games(and arguably the entire 2012), though, no question.

a57se
a57se

@Marvel @jetlife 

you don't have to do this, you can completely ignore this conversation and save yourself a lot of grief!

Bent
Bent moderator

@Pat d  Are the Eagles going to move him to left tackle?

MS
MS

@Bubby Brister @Bent @jvsvn  His mediocre/poor play was part of the reason they needed fresh ideas on offense.


The only other players that have that much turnover on OC are the elite QBs who lose OCs to head coaching positions.  

twin
twin

@a57se @Bent@levi REMEMBER WHAT WE DID TO ELI IN PRESEASON....... OOOOHHHHH UUUGGGLLLYYYYY

twin
twin

@a57se @Bent@levi oh wait didn't the giants backups take him out??????? we will do the same JETS.....

a57se
a57se

@Bent @a57se@harold 

It didn't help with the way Schotty called some of those games.....70 drop backs against the Giants!!!

harold
harold

@Bent @a57se

But he was our Mr. Inconsistent!  So many fans overlooked his weaknesses, myself included.

That is why contrary to what some on the blog think I am much more critical of Geno, but think the positives in his game will lead to more sustainable success.

Bent
Bent moderator

@a57se @harold  "he was actually having a good season until then. "


That was jarring because in the first two seasons he started poor and finished hot.  Yet more evidence of how inconsistent he was.

harold
harold

@High$society

But those injuries were much earlier in the season.  Don't see a correlation between that and his declining stats.

harold
harold

@High$ocietyJet

LT played that year

harold
harold

@a57se

I remember that season well as you do, the problem was the three games became 19 pretty average or poor games in a row.

Bent
Bent moderator

@a57se @Bent  I lost track but they changed it several times over the years. 


He was 35 as a rookie, then in 2009 he was 22 prior to changing to WR and swapping over to 83, then went back to a RB number (39) at the start of 2010.  I seem to recall he was 27 at one point too.

Bent
Bent moderator

@a57se @Bent  Ironically, he saw action as a running back in that game.

Bent
Bent moderator

@a57se @Bent  That's a guy named Danny Woodhead.  You might remember him!

a57se
a57se

@Bent

Who was 83?

That is pretty athletic..........

a57se
a57se

@bklyndude @a57se

Haha, that is true but it comes down to appoximately 1 completion per game if you attempt 500 passes in a season.