Mark is the Man
Enough of all this Peyton Manning nonsense. He will not be a Jet. It is a bad fit for the Jets. It is a bad fit for Peyton Manning. Every newspaper is running with this notion that the Jets need to do everything that they can to bring Manning to NY. It really makes no sense at all.
First of all, what do the Jets offer Manning? He is a dome QB who wants nothing to do with New York in the winter. The Jets have holes at every offensive position. Would you want Wayne Hunter protecting your if you’re coming of 4 neck surgeries? I sure as hell wouldn’t. The Jets have 1 veteran wide receiver who has done anything in this league, and he is the biggest malcontent on the team. LT is probably going to retire, which leaves the Jets with Sean Greene, a player who is way too inconsistent for his level of talent. Other than that, Peyton runs the risk of being the second best player in New York in his own family. This is Eli’s town, and Peyton know to leave it alone.
Can anyone remember Peyton Manning’s last start. It was on January 8, 2011 against the New York Jets. It was a home playoff game for the Colts. Peyton got the ball late in the fourth quarter and drove the ball down the field to set up Vinatieri for a 50 yard field goal to take the lead with less than a minute left. What happened next? Mark Sanchez ended Peyton Manning’s Colts career, as he drove the Jets down the field. Sanchez beat Peyton on his own field in the biggest spot of the Colts season. I understand that Mark Sanchez is not Peyton Manning, and will not have the same career that Manning has put together in 14 years, but it is not time to give up on him for a 36 year old QB coming off neck surgery. Mark Sanchez has the ability to get the job done, as long as the Jets put a team around him with more character and possibly an offensive line to protect him. He has shown in three seasons the ability to win late in games, win on the road, and win in the playoffs. Leave Mark alone, give him the keys and let him beat Peyton Manning twice a year when the Jets play the Dolphins.