Re: Mark Sanchez FACTS
posted at 12/2/2010 8:40 PM EST
The Jets are a legit 9-2 team that impresses me. Mark Sanchez however is not impressive--he's an average, truly middle of the pack QB.
If we look at DYAR, how well a QB performs above replacement players, Sanchez is a very middling 19th out of 41 QBs who have taken significant snaps this year, and if you look at QB DVOA, how well a QB does compared to league avergaes for a QB, apples to apples for the same down, distance and score, Snachez is a low-middle 24th out of 41 (http://www.footballoutsiders.com/stats/qb).
Those are important statistics because they are averaged by play, and account for the real gamne situation, and aren't aggregate number stats.
Another relevant statistic is YPA, measuring how many yards a passer gets including negative plays like sacks
. The Jets are 20th out of 32 teams because Sanchez is not an effecient passer.
Football is a team sport, and Sanchez's quanitfiably medicore play isn't hurting his team to the point where they loose a lon. However, don't mistake Sanchez for a Tm Brady--one QB is mediocre, just below average for the position, and the latter is the best in the game.