Why do you believe Sanchez is making strides forward? Teams with subpar QBs surround their QBs with pricier talent to compensate for lack QB of skills. His TD/Int has improved this year but he remains a 55% passer. Clearly, the WRs are doing more when they can get the ball, but Sanchez has trouble getting it to them...despite the upgrade. I saw a QB that was scared shi*less in the first half of the Indy game, before he elevated his performance to...average QB status. What kind of leap do you expect next year...scared shi*tless for the 1st quarter only?
I'd say a 50% reduction in scared sh!lessness is a pretty dramtic improvement. As was 12/20 ----> 17/13.
But, yes....basically his happy feet, his rushing in the pocket and breaking it prematurely and locking into a pre-snap read need to give way to more of a calm, relaxed, go through your progressions, take what the defense is giving you, type demeanor. We've seen some of that this year - definitely an improvement from last year, but still some work to be done. The game is slowing down for him some, and will probably continue to do so in his 3rd year.