Mark Sanchez called on 2002 MVP and four-time former Pro-Bowl quarterback Rich Gannon to help make the transition from his rookie season to his second year a little easier, as the Jets QB rehabs his surgically-repaired left knee.
"The great thing about Mark is he doesn't just want to be good; he wants to be great," Gannon, who spent two days recently at the team's Florham Park facility, told USA Today. "And he's willing to put in the work to get there. He has a very bright future."
According to the article, Gannon, now an analyst for CBS and Sirius NFL Radio, said Sanchez needs to sharpen his decision making on third down and in the fourth quarter of ballgames -- when Sanchez threw half of his AFC-worst 20 interceptions.
"We watched the interception and sack reels until 8 o'clock at night," Gannon said. "Then he had to get treatment the next morning. I was up at 6 and in at 7 watching the film with him. I really applaud a guy like that who wants to get better."
He said he was also impressed by Sanchez's "grit."
"The goal is to have him back almost 100% by June 14 minicamp," Gannon said. "He's throwing the ball particularly well, even though he told me he's not 100% yet with that knee. I don't think it's going to be an issue."