2012: Mark Sanchez (WORST)
Why He’s here: How quickly they fall sometimes. After taking the Jets to the AFC Championship Game in his first two seasons, Sanchez looked like a young quarterback on the rise. But things fall apart for him in 2012. Early in the season, Sanchez went four straight games without completing at least 50% of his passes. Later that season came the infamous butt fumble play, a low point for Sanchez that will never be forgotten. If that weren’t embarrassing enough, Sanchez was benched in favor of Greg McElroy multiple times during the 2012 season.
Team Success: Amidst Sanchez’s struggles, the Jets finished 6-10 in 2012, a long fall after back-to-back trips to the AFC Championship Game. The season inspired the Jets to draft Geno Smith, essentially ending Sanchez’s tenure as a starter in the NFL after three seasons.
By the Numbers: Completed 246 of 453 passes (54.3%) for 2,883 yards with 13 touchdowns and 18 interceptions.