Aug 29, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez during the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John O

Mark Sanchez thinks he’s now entering the prime of his career


The Mark Sanchez career arc would seem to be at a low point right now, and not the kind of low point that comes in a movie script right before the hero rises again and defeats the bad guy or at least sets up the sequel. I’m talking the other kind of low point, the one that comes right before a guy disappears entirely.

Mark Sanchez sees things differently. He not only believes he has a great second chance in Philadelphia, he also thinks he is just now entering the prime of his career. Those were the exact words he used in an interview with Kimberley Martin of Newsday. Prime of his career.

“Maybe this whole shoulder thing and relocation has just been a blessing in disguise,” Sanchez said (via PFT). “Maybe that year off was exactly what I needed. Got a little rest for my legs, for my arm, and I feel great.”

Sanchez could have thrown in “got a little rest for my psyche” as well. Cause he took a psychological beating in New York. Of course Sanchez is denying that New York was a miserable experience, claiming he enjoyed his time there, even “the bad, the ugly” parts.

And now he’s in Philadelphia riding the pines behind Nick Foles. But at least he’s well-rested.

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  • AC

    Unless Foles goes down Sanchez will only be playing in practice and the preseason. Foles would have to do a complete 180 degree turn. Maybe he should have focused on his game while he was in NY instead of headbands and becoming a rock star. Oh well, what does he care, Mike Tannenbaum made sure he was set for life anyway.

  • doc holiday

    The world has now discovered Sanchise’s problem: The dude thinks he’s at the apex of his career—-dummie doesn’t know Up from Down.

    • AC

      Yeah if anything he is at the low point. He is on a team where he has little chance of playing, and even if he does because Foles gets hurt or something, it will be for a short period of time. He would have been way better off going somewhere he had a chance to prove himself. His vanity is a big weakness, he probably still thinks he is a great QB. I guess you should think that way in order to win but Sanchez had a chance to to big things in the years he was in NY and he blew a lot of games basically himself. He is immobile, his arm strength was never great, his awareness and ability to look off the receiver were horrible. He did well when he had a good team behind him with guys that were in their prime. It really is too bad because the Jets had legit squads in 2009-2010, especially 2010. They had a lot of momentum going into the game against the Steelers and Sanchez had a stinker of a first half.