Mark Sanchez: New York Jets Must Rid Themselves of Awful QB

Richard LangfordCorrespondent IDecember 30, 2012

ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 30:  Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets fumbles on a sack by  Spencer Johnson #91 of the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on December 30, 2012 in Orchard Park, New York. Buffalo defeated New York 28-9.  (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
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Mark Sanchez was kind enough to come back from his one-game benching with the New York Jets and perform just as terribly as he had been leading up to his benching. 

This might not seem like he is doing the Jets a favor, since his 55.1 quarterback rating is a big reason the Jets lost 28-9 to the Bills, but it most definitely is. 

Had Sanchez come in, lit it up and sparked the Jets offense to life, there would have been some sentiment that maybe he could still develop into the franchise quarterback the Jets have been hoping he'd be, or at the very least, that it was too soon to give up on him. 

However, instead of lighting it up, he threw a pick and no touchdowns as the Jets managed just three field goals. The interception was a doozy, too. Check it out. 

This interception is so bad, it is difficult to believe...unless you've been watching Mark Sanchez this season. Then it just seems like par for the course. 

Sanchez has been making terrible decisions like this all season, and it's why he has just 13 touchdowns to 17 picks this year. Even when Sanchez does make the right read, there is about a 50-50 shot that the throw will be accurate enough for the receiver to catch the ball. 

That baffling pick and his terrible game are a fitting end to his New York Jets career—at least, it better be. 

The Jets would be insanely foolish to let Sanchez stick around. He is under contract for four more seasons and is making far too much to be a backup. The Jets have to get his salary off the books even if it means taking a cap hit next season. 

However, this isn't just about the salary.

Sanchez desperately needs a change of scenery. His career arc in New York is doing nothing but pointing down. He has drawn the ire of almost every Jets fan, and his presence on the team would be nothing but a distraction. 

New York has no choice but to move away from "The Sanchize."