Should Mark Sanchez Be the New York Jets’ 2009 Starter?


Published: May 3, 2009


... the hype and exposure surrounding the “new” New York Jet, we, at, wanted to try to keep our expectations as grounded as possible.

We decided to look at the top 10 quarterbacks of last season (by QB rating) and see how their immersion into NFL play prepared them for success. Which quarterbacks got to wade into the professional football waters slowly, and which ones were thrown off the pier without much notice and expected to swim? 

Here they are:

Philip Rivers – 2008 QB Rating:  105.5

In the 2004 and 2005 seasons, Rivers only appeared in two games, and he only attempted 30 passes.  These stats put him in what we call the “let’s let him get used to the water slowly” category.



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