There's only so far you can fall.
However, that doesn't mean he can't find hope in a new situation—one that doesn't involve Ryan or the current New York Jets roster.
Let's check out a few of them.
Jon Gruden turned Rich Gannon into a Super Bowl quarterback. He might have been on the opposite sideline when the Oakland Raiders made the show, but let's not nitpick.
Then Gruden won a Super Bowl with Brad Johnson at the helm.
Can he turn Mark Sanchez into a respectable quarterback? That's not entirely impossible, but we're only discussing the best scenarios for this to occur.
I'm not promising anything.
We have to get creative to find scenarios to bring Mark Sanchez back from the dead. So try to follow the steps.
First, the Arizona Cardinals part ways with Kevin Kolb. No muss, no fuss. It's time.
Then, they take their top-10 draft pick and draft a cornerstone offensive tackle. Maybe Luke Joeckel.
Now, you have a possibly talented quarterback with some semblance of an offensive line and Larry Fitzgerald on the outside.
Never say never.
For all problems the Kansas City Chiefs have had on the field this season, they actually have quite a bit of talent. However, the quarterback position has turned out to be a bust.
The offensive line is decent, and there is plenty of support in the backfield with Jamaal Charles and Peyton Hillis.
If the Chiefs can convince Dwayne Bowe to stick around, there's something to work with on the outside and inside when one considers Dexter McCluster.
This team is only a couple years removed from the AFC West title. Why not give it a shot?
If the Jacksonville Jaguars are capable of reviving Chad Henne's career, then they can certainly help Mark Sanchez.
In addition, Justin Blackmon and Cecil Shorts combine to make a lethal wide receiving corps. They're young and just starting to get comfortable playing with an actual quarterback.
Throw in the return of Maurice Jones-Drew and that's the makings of a decent offense.
Last, the Jacksonville media is slightly smaller and less intense than the paparazzi in place in the Big Apple.
Reggie McKenzie came from a franchise (the Green Bay Packers) that understands how to develop quarterbacks. Could he work some magic on Mark?
Sanchez is only 26 years old and has flashed the physical gifts necessary to succeed over the past four seasons. He needs help with the mental game as his 64 career interceptions would attest.
The Oakland Raiders will need to do more to add talent in front of and around him, but the pressure wouldn't be so intense in the Bay.