2012 Stat Predictions: 288 completions on 501 passing attempts, 23 touchdowns, 15 interceptions, 3,478 passing yards, 57.5 percent completion percentage and two rushing touchdowns
Mark Sanchez has been one of the most criticized players in the league since his rookie season despite achieving more in three years than most quarterbacks do in their entire career.
Sanchez has struggled with decision-making for much of his brief career. He led the NFL with 26 turnovers last season.
Despite the Jets' regression as a team last season, Sanchez improved in the majority of statistical categories.
Sanchez set a new career-high in touchdowns, passing yards, completion percentage and passer rating.
With Sparano running the offense, Sanchez will revert back to the game-managing role in 2012.
The new identity will allow Sanchez to relax and not feel the need to carry the offense.
The low expectations of the Jets heading into this season will also help to alleviate the pressure on Sanchez.
The USC product will struggle again with turnovers, but he will be a more complete quarterback this season.