The New York Jets need a quarterback. Many analysts prognosticated that a long time ago as Mark Sanchez never really convinced anybody that he was a franchise quarterback. Matt Flynn looks to be the answer for the Jets as the Seattle Seahawks pretty much have no use for him.
Flynn is currently the Seahawks' backup. Who knows if that'll be his role in New York, but the Jets need to have something ready in case Sanchez bombs like he did in 2012.
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Sanchez is coming off his worst football season ever. It sounds like he's been in the league forever, but that's not the case. Sanchez has never had an "amazing" season, so you already know his 2012 numbers were extremely poor.
In his rookie season, Sanchez had 12 touchdowns with 20 interceptions while passing for just 2,444 yards. He was sacked 26 times. He had one more touchdown in 2012 with two less interceptions while throwing for 2,883 yards. However, in his rookie season, he at least managed to stay on his feet. Sanchez was sacked 34 times this past year.
Flynn barely touched the football during the game last season thanks to you know who. His stat sheet basically reads, 68 passing yards. That's it.
Flynn was supposed to be the starting quarterback. He did all his work in one game in 2011 while filling in for Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers. Flynn had an incredible game in a shootout against the Chicago Bears. He finished with 480 yards, six touchdowns and one interception. His QB Rating for that game was 136.4 and the Packers defeated the Bears 45-41.
That's all it took for Flynn to convince teams he was ready to become a starter. That one game also earned Flynn a three-year, $19 million payday. Not too many people can say they received so much money after one great performance.
However, the Seahawks found out they didn;t need Flynn's services. They have youngster Russell Wilson at the quarterback position. He was a complete terror for defenses and with the pistol offense, he should have a successful career as long as defenses don't figure it out.
There is no doubt, the Jets need a stronger quarterback if they aren't going to get better running backs and wide receivers. Flynn won't be gunning 480-yard every game, but he sure does look like a better product than Sanchez.
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