Sanchez has never finished a season higher than 23rd in QBR. Ranking 28, 27, 23, and 31 since 2009. Over that same time span, Alex Smith ranked 19, 21, 9, and 12. This is a very QB specific stat. You like to take Alex Smith's accomplishments away because of who surrounded him. Fine. But you have to do the same thing for Mark. This is a stand alone stat that is designed specifically to judge the play of a QB.
But I'm sure this stat somehow isn't important because it kills your argument.
I would somewhat agree with that, but to be fair you would have to compare their first 4 seasons in the NFL. But do you know what is sad? You are actually having to disprove that our starting quarterback is better than Mark Sanchez.
This is going to be a very long year.
Edit: Where are you getting your stats? QBR Rankings. This definitely isn't good:
12 (Half of the year)- 7th
Stop just stop
2. Your boy Orton
I don't know about you but I put alot more stock in Passing EPA for a qb then sacks given a lot of which is the O lines fault not the QBs. I have never known 1 QB that told his O line not to block To prove this point the niners ranked 20th in total offensive line rankings but they were 26th in the passing game some of those sacks were no doubt on the QB but not all.
Bottom line is that NO team in the NFL would have taken any QB in the 2013 draft over Joeckel or Fisher at the #1 overall pick. Dion Jordan was not a need player with Hali and Houston as the starters, they needed depth and decided to go with Catapano in round 7 to try to address that. Tyler Bray would have been taken by someone in rounds 2-4, if it were not for the off-the-field issues & he may wind being just like Burfict when it's all said and done.
Not sure where people get the mindset that the Chiefs had to take a QB at #1, especially with the Alex Smith deal having been done. It makes more sense to go after a developmental type QB like Bray later on, rather than waste the #1 overall pick on a QB, and instead take the best O-Line prospect that Mike Mayock had rated as the best player in the draft. Common sense, I would think.