NFL.com - Mark Sanchez has moved into the next stage of his NFL career, settling into the background as aNick Foles understudy with the Eagles. The change of scenery comes at a good time for Sanchez, who had used up his surplus of goodwill with the New York Jetsbefore his release in March. The nadir came last summer, when Sanchez drew boos for poor play during a training camp practice session. Yes, this really happened. When Sanchez went down with a season-ending shoulder injury in the preseason, it cost him any shot of redemption in New York. On the plus side, it saved the quarterback from further ignominy at the hands of a fanbase that was fed up. That fan treatment appears to have stuck with Sanchez, who on Monday offered up an interesting opinion on a difference between New York and Philadelphia. ”The fans,” Sanchez said, “are a lot nicer here.”
Hey Mark do me a favor and throw 69 picks and fumble the ball 43 times for the Eagles and see how Philly fans treat you then, ok bud? Try to think back to when we anointed you the second coming and despite ALL evidence on the contrary, continued to defend you as your performance plummeted. Try to remember the Butt Fumble. Try to remember all those games where you could get the ball passed midfield, when every first down felt like a touchdown.
Jets fans were probably some of the most patient, loyal and supportive fans imaginable. Loyal to a fault when it came to Sanchez. I defended him time and time again on this blog like a battered wife until it was just impossible to do so. By the time Jets fans had turned on Sanchez he was quite literally the worst quarterback in the league and was embarrassing this team. Yes, he was dealt a shitty hand by the organization. Definitely think he was thrown under the bus a bit. But don’t for one second act like the fans treated you poorly. Only after this team hit rock bottom did we ever speak ill of you. Wait for your first 3 INT game on a day Foles is on the bench and just make sure you duck when the batteries start flying.