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This unit has been one of the hottest topics in American sports, and for really no good reason whatsoever.
Mark Sanchez has been very up-and-down through seven games, which is not unlike what the rest of his career has been in New York. After a fast start by dropping 48 points on the Bills, he took several steps back and hit rock bottom when the Jets were shut out by the 49ers.
Since then, Sanchez and the Jets have rallied to put up three solid performances in a row, despite losing two of those games. Without Santonio Holmes, the Jets are severely undermanned at the skill positions, but Sanchez has played well ever since Santonio Holmes went down.
Sanchez had a gutsy performance against the Patriots last Sunday, but those assuming that Sanchez will play that well every week will be disappointed. The Patriots defense tends to make mediocre quarterbacks look much better than they really are.
Meanwhile, Tim Tebow has made more of an impact on special teams than in any other facet of the game. His biggest play has come from a fake punt against the Colts with a long completion to linebacker Nick Bellore.
Out of the Wildcat, Tebow has not exactly broken defenses apart, but that is not all his fault. The Wildcat offense is just hard to pull off at this level of competition.
All things considered, while the Jets currently sit with a losing record, quarterback play is not the core issue.