Kris Jenkins says the Jets have “coddled” Mark Sanchez

Former New York Jets nose tackle Kris Jenkins quarterback Mark Sanchez has been “coddled” by the Jets since coming into the league.

“What Sanchez has to take responsibility for is during the time that he could have gotten better he wanted to sit back,” said Jenkins, who played with Sanchez in 2009-10. “He wanted to pose for magazines, worry about his haircuts and do all of that stuff… I’m just saying, from what I saw him do, it was a lot better then what it is now. But he coasted. They coddled him. That was what was going on. This is a man’s profession. You have to man up at some point in time and take care.”

“I think that if you leave Sanchez in that locker room he is going to become a bad apple… And the locker room has been fragile for the past two years,” Jenkins said.

Jenkins was asked where he sees the Jets going from here.

“Nowhere. It is done. Stick a fork in them,” Jenkins said. “Unfortunately I think the only thing that they are going to achieve for the next couple of years is being on somebody’s comedy reel. You can’t play like that. It’s done. I’m sick. I’ve been holding it in for a minute. I’m sick… It’s not football that they are doing. It is an organized business. They brought [Tim] Tebow in, I still feel, for a business transaction (to) sell some jerseys and make everybody feel good. You have him backing up Sanchez. He can only throw the ball so far. He does a couple of things during third-and-short, fourth-and-short. That’s it. But he still played better then Vernon Gholston. It’s a lot of the picks that the Jets have picked over this time that haven’t helped.”

I agree with Jenkins, I think Sanchez had the chance to get better each year, but he hasn’t pushed himself the way he needed to.
Maybe a change of scenary will help Sanchez, but only time will tell.