The Jets are making it official. Mark Sanchez will start Week 1 in Houston.
Team sources confirmed that rookie Mark Sanchez has been named the starting quarterback.
I won't lie. Originally the thought of this scared me. Sanchez came in with so much hype, and is so inexperienced making only 16 starts in college. He seemed set up to fail. All of this still applies.
Here's the thing. He outplayed Kellen Clemens in camp and the preseason. Based on what we've seen, he frankly gives the Jets a better chance to win. Benching him for the sake of development would come at the team's expense. At some point, he's going to have to deliver. It might as well be now.