There's many quarterbacks that have something to prove this upcoming season. Some of those players include newly acquired Indianapolis Colt Andrew Luck, the Broncos new All-Star quarterback, Peyton Manning, and his brother, the reigning Super Bowl champion, Eli Manning. However, Mark Sanchez is right there at the top of the list of quarterbacks that must prove themselves worthy of the starting position this season.
During Sanchez's first two seasons with the Jets, he made it to the AFC Championship game both times. Last season, Sanchez and company didn't even make the playoffs. I mean, let's be honest. The Jets made it to those championship games with an incredible defense, but Sanchez was still there as the starting quarterback.
Sanchez went into Indianapolis in 2010 and beat Peyton Manning and then a week later went into New England and shocked the NFL world when they took down the Patriots 28-21. Sanchez knows he has a lot to prove, especially with backup quarterback Tim Tebow on the sidelines, who would probably be happy to take over as a starter.
Sanchez told ESPN's Rich Cimini that he feels good about the 2012-2013 season.
"I'm going into my fourth year, I’m not a young quarterback anymore," Sanchez said. "I’ve seen a lot of playoff experience. I’ve seen a lot of games now. I’ve played against some good defenses and with that experience comes a little maturity and I just feel good about things."
Sanchez seems mentally ready to start fresh and have a more successful season than last year, but Jets fans will just have to hope that he's physically ready as well.