Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez may be down to his final shot as a starter in the league, and he’s doing his due diligence in learning all he can about his new offensive system.
Manish Mehta of The New York Daily News is reporting that Sanchez has sought out and will pick the brain of Jeff Garcia who flourished in new offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg’s new west coast offense.
Sanchez and Garcia have spoken and will get together for some classwork and on field tutoring.
“It’s great,” Sanchez told The News. “Jeff sounds like one of those guys that keeps his old playbook and is still really into it. He really speaks the language of that West Coast offense. It’s nice to hear the schematic side, but also to hear what people think about (Mornhinweg).”
Garcia who now trains quarterbacks for TEST football academy, says he looks forward to helping Sanchez resurrect his career.
“Mark has just come off of a tough year, a tough experience,” Garcia told The News. “He’s had some great things that have happened early in his career and now he’s at that point where things really didn’t go all that well. He needs to resuscitate himself. He needs to resurrect himself not just for the fans of the New York Jets, but for his own teammates. He needs to prove that he is the guy that can lead them.”
We shall see. Garcia has always flourished in the system.