Monday, October 3, 2011
Mark Sanchez notches record-low QBR
By James Walker
Sunday night's loss to the Baltimore Ravens was not a banner game for New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez. According to ESPN's Total Quarterback Rating, Sanchez had the worst performance for a quarterback since 2008.
The Jets quarterback and former first-round pick recorded an abysmal 0.6 QBR in Week 4. It was a record for a quarterback with at least 40 plays. Former Oakland Raiders quarterback Andrew Walter (0.9) held the previous mark.
Sanchez had a bad outing in all aspects. He wasn't accurate (11-for-35), didn't take care of the football (three lost fumbles, one interception) and failed to lead the Jets to many points. In 15 offensive drives, New York's offense scored just three points. In addition, three of Sanchez's turnovers resulted into touchdowns for Baltimore's defense.
Sanchez can't do anything about his struggling offensive line and lack of pass protection. But he needs to take better care of the football when under pressure. With virtually no running game, New York is relying on Sanchez's arm a lot more this year. He's in his third season and can't have these kind of awful outings for the Jets to be successful.