Rant My Life: Greg McElroy Should Not Be Idolizing Mark Sanchez

It should be interesting to see what happens on Sunday with Greg McElroy as the second-year quarterback will be making his first career start for the New York Jets when they take on the San Diego Chargers. With two games remaining in the regular season, the Jets have already been eliminated from playoff contention and while McElroy will have the chance to make a name for himself heading into 2013, the quarterback could use a few tips when it comes to discussing his idols with the media.

McElroy recently discussed how everything he’s learned about being a quarterback in the NFL, he learned from Sanchez–which should be the last thing any head coach would want to hear. Sanchez has received numerous opportunities to prove himself as a starter over the years and his numbers in 2012 (13 touchdowns and 17 interceptions in 14 games) is the perfect example of what type of quarterback he is in the NFL.

When taking a closer look, Sanchez has thrown for 17 touchdowns or less in three of his first four seasons and he’s thrown just as many touchdowns as interceptions (68) over his first four seasons. The argument can be made that Sanchez’s struggles from this current season can be related to the fact that his receiver core has been banged up all season, but some of the league’s best quarterbacks find ways to put up big numbers–no matter what options they have.

McElroy may seem like he’s the answer for the Jets at quarterback now–but he certainly shouldn’t be bragging about learning from Sanchez.

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