Last night Sanchez had a 27.8 rating. 10 points below Henne's for the Cleveland game. Their ratings are almost identical, 77.5 for Henne, 77.4 for Sanchez. Yards are almost the same, and Henne played one less game. Sanchez is widely regarded as an up and coming talent and Henne has already been benched for poor play. Yes the Jets have more wins, they also have a better defense and better WR corp. So why is Sanchez not getting the hate Henne is? They are winning DESPITE Sanchez, not because of him. INTELLIGENT thoughts?
A few things. The Jets are winning. Sanchez has come through in the clutch. He is a top 5 pick which people think is automatic franchise guy. He won playoff games last year.
That said, I do not think Sanchez is that good or will ever be anything special. The Jets have put all of their eggs in the win now basket. Mostly older O and D lines, WRs who are there for one year, milking one more good season out of LT. He was put in a position to win and has perhaps the best supporting cast in the NFL.
I'm behind Henne. I'm concerned, but I'm supporting him. If he puts it all together I think he has a much better future than Sanchez. But he's got some things going against him right now. He's playing inconsistent football in a city that has not had much hope in a while. He wasn't a 1st round, high priced pick so people think he can easily be replaced. Ryan, Flacco and Sanchez, his biggest comparison QBs, are winning and putting up numbers on better teams. It may be unfair, but fans expect him to do the same immediately.