You really do have rose coloured glasses on when it comes to Sanchez. He is very inconsistent and suffers badly from confidence issues, which makes him an average QB. The only two people who pump up his tyres is yourself and Rex Ryan, and even Rex was on the verge of dropping him 3 weeks before the playoffs. His QB rating average in his two seasons sits at a paltry 63% and 75%. The good QBs sit at around 90% (eg Roethliesberger).....an exceptional season is anything over 100%.
Furthermore Sanchez has NO excuses. He sits behind one of the best offensive lines in the league, and his entire receiving core is made up of first round draft picks (Edwards, Holmes, Keller...and even Tomlinson, who is the greatest receiving RB of all time). He's consistently molly coddled and done favours with the play calling with simple little dump off passes....and he STILL cant get a high QB rating. There's a good reason why the Press keep calling him the weakness in the offense. He seems to consistently need half time wake up calls to start playing decently. Whats going to happen when his receivers get injured and his offensive line deteriorates and he has to win games off of his own back? The greats can do it and make the receivers look better then they really are. With Sanchez its the other way round. Practically no leadership quality whatsoever. He'd want to step up and show something next year, or it will be his last at the Jets.
There are 5 elite QBs in the league (and have been for 3 seasons now). 2 play for unfashionable teams so never get the recognition they deserve (one did last year because he won a SB...but statistically he'd been elite for the last 6 seasons. The commentators just didnt suck up to him like they do with Brady and Manning all the time)
The elite QB's...who consistently outperform all else are...
Manning, of course (3 seasons with a QB rating >100% in 13 seasons)
Brady (2 in 12 seasons)
Brees (2 in 8 seasons)
Rodgers (3 in 6 seasons)
and Rivers (4 in 7 seasons, including the last 3 in a row)
Funny how Rivers is never mentioned in the same category as the rest...up until last season neither was Brees (despite out throwing Manning for the two years prior), and up until this season neither was Rodgers.
These 5 are clearly above everyone else...with Roethlisberger and Vick just behind and Matty Ryan, Matt Schaub probably the next in line with the potential to step up.