The Jets have a lot of questions to answer this offseason, but one thing is certain: The backup quarterback situation will undergo significant change between now and the start of the 2012 season.
The Jets brought in Mark Brunell to help Sanchez with wisdom that only a battle-tested veteran could provide. For at least one season, he appeared to work. Sanchez progressed in his development, and the Jets made another deep playoff run.
However, the results from 2011 showed that the Jets need to shake up the quarterback position as a whole. Sanchez took a step backward. A lot of the blame can come from his supporting cast, but Brunell was unable to help a young quarterback that was struggling mentally.
The Jets need a guy who can come in and win games in Sanchez's relief. Rex Ryan was close to benching Sanchez, but he knew there was no one behind him that would get the job done or at least provide a spark.