Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez has experienced his share of growing pains, but you can’t help but appreciate that he’s generally played his best when it’s mattered most.
So many times in 2010, the Jets offense was dead all day long until Sanchez woke up in the fourth quarter. Following an inconsistent regular season, Sanchez helped the team win two road playoff games. For the second straight year. (Although we’d argue Sanchez may have played better in the playoffs as a rookie. His first half against the Colts this year was ugly.)
Jets G.M. Mike Tannenbaum explained on PFT Live Friday that Sanchez’s competitiveness is unique, and has even exceeded the team’s high expectations. The next step for Sanchez is to find a way to bottle that fourth quarter and playoff magic for 16 straight weeks.