With the Jets getting their bye week this Sunday, we’re going to be doing a lot of analysis of the Jets so far this season. We’re going to take a look at the current roster and provide some thoughts about what we’ve seen so far. Up next, the quarterbacks.
Current Roster: Mark Sanchez, Mark Brunell, Kevin O’Connell
Overall Pass Offense – 2nd
DYAR: Overall QB Ranking -- 16th
DVOA Per Play QB Ranking – 18th
Analysis: According to FO, he ranked 38th overall his rookie year, 18th his second season, and is 16th this season. He’s lessened his interceptions to a respectable 2:1 ratio, getting better at making the right read or throwing it away and is taking off on the run only when the situation dictates. No small feat considering everything he’s had to put up with so far this year. The team facility was shut down all spring, he is working with at least two new members of his pass-catching group again, the running game was non-existent for much of the first five games, Sanchez has dealt with bad protection, inconsistent play from his wide receivers and the team has traded his slot receiver just weeks ago. Yes, he’s thrown behind his receivers too often. On the whole, while pundits will still gripe about his completion percentage and yards per pass, he’s done everything else to build the base to make the leap … and that will come with patience.
Moving Forward: Right now, Sanchez doesn’t need to be spectacular, he’ll have time for that. For now, he needs to continue what he’s already been doing so far this season, know his protections, make the right reads, look off coverages, don’t try and press. If he can keep those things together, then he doesn’t need to do more than what we saw last week against the Chargers. The Jets only face one top ten pass defense the rest of the season in the Redskins.
Time to pad those stats.