It’s no secret that quarterback Mark Sanchez of the New York Jets has had two dismal years quarterbacking, after he had two great years, reaching AFC title games his rookie and sophomore year. Since then, he has managed to hit the extreme low, owning numbers that are among the worst of quarterbacks since his skid.
Most famous for the “butt-fumble,” Sanchez, along with many other small occurrences such as the new video that has emerged of him dancing bare-bottomed, have turned him into quite possibly the laughing stock of not only the Jets, but the NFL.
With this said, if Sanchez gets his act together and has a pretty good season, he will win the Comeback Player of the Year Award.
Sanchez enters training camp battling for the starting spot with rookie quarterback Geno Smith. Luckily for Sanchez, Smith didn’t have the best performances at the mini-camp and at OTA’s. It seems like Sanchez has been given every opportunity to shine, and he is staring at another one right in front of him. Out-perform a struggling rookie quarterback in Smith, and the starting quarterback job is his.
This year, arguably, the offense is a little better, so the offensive weapons around Sanchez cannot really be an excuse for his poor play. The additions of backs Mike Goodson and Chris Ivory, and with the return of healthy wide outs Santonio Holmes and Stephen Hill, will surpass the loss of tight end Dustin Keller, who lets face it, wasn’t much of a factor last year anyway.
Sanchez, has all the opportunities around him, and a fresh new start to come away with the starting position and to save his career. And if he does so, his past, combined with a stellar performance this upcoming season — should he have one — will automatically put him in the running as the frontrunner for the Comeback Player of the Year Award, no question.