Mark Sanchez regressed significantly in 2012, as he passed for just 13 touchdowns while throwing 18 interceptions and fumbling nine times.
It has become apparent that Sanchez cannot be relied upon as a franchise quarterback. Despite the team appearing in consecutive AFC Championship games in his first two seasons, Sanchez is a liability, and the New York Jets cannot be a Super Bowl contender with him under center.
Rex Ryan and the Jets' front office have grown tired of Sanchez' continued boneheaded mistakes and inaccuracy. It seems likely that the team will either draft or claim a quarterback in free agency this offseason to compete for the starting job next season.
To earn the starting job, these quarterbacks have to be cost-efficient, and have to be able to make plays downfield, as well as being able to hang on to the ball; something Sanchez seemingly cannot do.
Here are the six best options for New York to consider.