Why Jets should cut Mark Sanchez
Metrics argue that QB isn't improving and Geno Smith needs clean state
There are times when giving someone another chance is the right thing to do. Bill Parcells deserved another shot after the disaster that was the New York Giants' 1983 season. Tom Landry was rightfully given a follow-up opportunity after the Dallas Cowboys' disastrous 0-11-1 campaign in 1960. The Oakland Raiders even went so far as to offer quarterback Jim Plunkett a third shot at NFL success after the debacles that were his stints with the New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers -- and he paid them back with two Super Bowl wins.
Just about every metric area agrees with this assessment.
Let's start with the basics. Sanchez finished the 2012 season tied for 30th in completion percentage (54.3), yards per attempt (6.36) and interceptions (18), and finished tied for 31st in interception percentage (4.0).
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