Just how bad is Mark Sanchez? Numbers tell all
Mark Sanchez finished an awful season after completing only 247/453 throws for 2,883 yards. His YPA has dropped every year since Sanchez entered the NFL. He is guaranteed $8.25 million for 2013 – likely securing his spot on the Jets. How bad of a decision was the re-signing Sanchez before he proved himself? The numbers tell all.
Passer Rating – Mark Sanchez had five games (SF, HOU, SEA, ARI, TEN) with a passer rating under 55. He finished the season with 67.9 – that’s only 191 yards per game, which put him 33rd in passing – second to last in the entire NFL (only above Matt Cassal).
Turnovers – Sanchez had ten games (@MIA, SFO, HOU, @NE, MIA, SEA, NE, ARI, TEN, @BUF) in which he committed more than one turnover by interception or fumble.
Completion Percentage – Of his fifteen starts, Sanchez had six games (BUF, IND, @NE, STL, NE, JAC) where he completed more than 60% of his passes.
Scoring – Sanchez has thrown more interceptions than touchdowns (17 INT, 13 TD). He has played four games (SF, SEA, ARI, JAC) where he scored no touchdowns with his hands or feet than games in which he scored more than one touchdown (BUF, IND).
Sacks - Sanchez has been sacked 33 times.
ESPN ranks Mark Sanchez overall worst in total QBR. Not much of a surprise, is it?
Jessica Daniels is an NFL writer for TPF and can be contacted at JDaniels@ThePenaltyFlagBlog.com.