Jets QB Mark Sanchez has shown plenty of flashes of brilliance in clutch moments in games throughout his short career. He has also had his share of "stinker" games -- having trouble reading defenses and forcing throws into coverage.
Sanchez may not be an elite NFL quarterback yet, but it appears he is on his way.
New York Daily News' Gary Myers released his annual list of the NFL's Top 10 quarterbacks: Patriots QB Tom Brady sat atop of it -- while Sanchez just made the cut at the bottom.
2. Peyton Manning, Colts: He gets an asterisk until we see how his second neck surgery in two years affects his play. He has not practiced this summer but is expected to be ready for the season opener. I think he's fifth all time behind Joe Montana, Johnny Unitas, Brady and John Elway.
10. Mark Sanchez, Jets: I admit this might be a little high and you could make a case for Flacco, too, but this is a league where QBs are judged on how far they take their teams: Sanchez has been to two AFC title games in his two seasons with his four road playoff victories tying the NFL record.
Yeah, he didn't quite make the cut.
Sanchez has already shown signs of growth, maturity and leadership in his first two seasons in the NFL. The sky is the limit and hopefully he takes the reins this season -- taking big steps into becoming an elite QB in the league.