There was a lot of excitement among New York Jets fans when Mark Sanchez was drafted by their team in the 2009 NFL Draft. He had an up and down season, sometimes looking like he had it all together and sometimes looking like he was a little overwhelmed. He always looked like he would eventually be a successful NFL quarterback though. He ended up putting together a decent year and the Jets were able to make it into the playoffs. The future is bright for both the New York Jets and for their young quarterback. Here is a look at five interesting facts about the rookie season of Mark Sanchez.
– Mark Sanchez passed for more passing yards, the total was 2,444, than any other rookie quarterback for the team ever did.
– When looking at all of the touchdown passes that he threw during his rookie season, more of them were thrown during the third quarter than were thrown in any other quarter of the games he played in.
– In week 15, Sanchez threw the longest touchdown pass of his rookie year. It was a 65 yard touchdown pass to Braylon Edwards that happened in a 10-7 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
– Of Mark Sanchez’s 13 touchdown passes he threw during his rookie year, four went to Braylon Edwards, four went to Jerricho Cotchery, two went to Dustin Keller, and he also threw one each to David Clowney, Chansi Stuckey, and Ben Hartsock.
– Sanchez’s first touchdown pass ever in the NFL came in week one of his rookie season and went for 30 yards to Chansi Stuckey.