Is it time for Jets to rebuild?

With problems at QB and on defense, Jets are far from contending

Originally Published: September 30, 2012
By Matt Williamson | ESPN.com
Mark SanchezEd Mulholland/US PresswireIs it time for the New York Jets to give up on quarterback Mark Sanchez?

After being shut out 34-0 by the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, what's left to say about the New York Jets? They are cooked. It was simply a miserable performance, with or without Santonio Holmes' injury. While the Jets are 2-2, they look much more like a mediocre team than one contending for the playoffs. What they need to do the rest of this season is some big-picture thinking and figuring out how to get this team back to being a contender.

That's right: It's time for the Jets to think about rebuilding.

When the Jets were a highly competitive team early in Mark Sanchez's career, they really had everything else besides the difference-making quarterback. Not only has Sanchez possibly regressed, but his supporting cast has gotten worse, as well. The offensive line and running game are the most glaring example.