Originally Posted by Beantown Bronco
It's bizarre how much things have changed for Sanchez since his first two years in the league. He's really regressed in the two bolded areas above in particular.
His rookie season, in 3 road playoff games, he had a QB Rating of 90 while completing 60% of his passes for over 500 yds, 4 TDs and 2 INTs. He managed those games perfectly and certainly didn't wilt under the pressure of playing in the playoffs.
His 2nd year, he was awesome in the playoffs. Again, in 3 road games, he had a QB rating of 95.5, completing 60% of his passes for over 600 yds, 5 TDs and 1 INT.
The guy was a great game manager and rose to the occasion by playing even better in the playoffs. I don't know what his problem is these last two years, but he wasn't always this way.
I don't think this explains all of it, but a lot of it is lack of a running game. Jets were top 5 in rushing both of his first two seasons. They led the league in rushing attempts over those two years, while attempting the fewest passes. Last year their run game fell off a cliff and Sanchez has struggled since those ground and pound training wheels were removed.