At a time when the NFL is obsessed with the question of whether Tim Tebow ever will be a real NFL quarterback, it’s easy to forget that the jury is still out on whether Mark Sanchez deserves that title, either.
Sanchez is looking rough on Thursday night, with a pick six moments ago allowing the Broncos to tie the game at 10, late in the third quarter.
Though Sanchez has completed 18 of 25 passes, some of his misses have been ugly, including an early misfire in the red zone that should have been a walk-in score for Santonio Holmes.
The Jets can still win this one. And Sanchez can be the catalyst. But if they lose and fall to 5-5 with six to play, it will be difficult to get to the postseason. If the Jets can’t get to the postseason, it could be time to start thinking about other alternatives at quarterback.
Or maybe the Jets can run the spread option.