Good Morning! Not sure if you guys caught Fooch’s post on what some people think of Alex Smith vs Mark Sanchez, but I’d recommend to go check it out if you want a laugh. Basically a few unnamed personnel execs (*groan*) say Sanchez is better than Smith. Um, no.
It’s a fair argument when it’s said a quarterback is only as good as the system, which might explain Sanchez’s numbers in Philly, but let’s be real here: while Sanchez regressed, Smith improved. On two different teams, Smith has managed to have a passer rating and a QBR in the upper half of the league, while Sanchez has just been fighting (and losing out) to be the starter.
That said, Sanchez isn’t near as bad as some may say, because he did manage to do decent in Chip Kelly’s system and perhaps the sidelines were exactly where he needed to be. His first couple seasons weren’t anything great, but they weren’t awful. I’m pretty interested in seeing how he’d do in Kubiak’s system. I would not be surprised if I was wrong on Sanchez, he basically went through his own version of Alex Smith in New York. I’m just not seeing how Sanchez can be better than Smith when Smith has steadily improved while Sanchez has watched his teams bring in new starting quarterbacks.
Let’s get to the links!
5 Worst NFL Edge Defender Contracts (Pro Football Focus)
Niners Are Tuning Up For Start of Training Camp (Williamson)