The New York Jets are set to take on the Seattle Seahawks this week, and this is terrible news for QB Mark Sanchez. Sanchez knows that he has everything going against him at this point, and this is a tough test to avoid failure in.
To make your NFL picks on the Jets on the road, you’d have to have confidence that Sanchez is going to be a heck of a lot better than he has been this year. Half of his games featured completion percentages of less than 50%, and he has only completed more than 14 passes in four of his eight games as well.
This is going to be the 13th game for Sanchez against an NFC opponent in his career. In those games, he has averaged just 215.1 passing yards per game, and he has completed just 54.5% of his passes. Even worse is his utterly terrible 9/17 TD/INT ratio in those games.
Sanchez has never faced Seattle before, and he is probably going to be happy when this one is said and done with. The Seahawks rank seventh in the NFL, allowing just 206.8 passing yards per game. This isn’t a fluke either, knowing that men like QB Cam Newton, QB Tony Romo, QB Tom Brady, and QB Matt Stafford have all faced this illustrious defense.
Remember as well, that Seattle Head Coach Pete Carroll knows all about Sanchez, having coached him up during his collegiate career with the USC Trojans. Little did we know that the team that passed on him in the NFL Draft, these Seahawks, would be where Carroll would end up coaching when he took a second jump to the NFL.
Could this be the end of the “Sanchise” in the Big Apple? We have heard all about how QB Tim Tebow is expected to have a bigger role in the New York offense, and one more lousy game against the Seahawks might be just what the doctor ordered to give Offensive Coordinator Tony Sparano the keys to let Tebow get on the field more in place of Sanchez.