After opening the season against the Bills, whose new defensive end Mario Williams could dominate Jets offensive tackle Wayne Hunter and feast on Sanchez, the Jets will face the Steelers, Dolphins, 49ers and Texans. As Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News points out, that means that in Weeks 2-5 the Jets face the No. 1, No. 6, No. 2 and No. 4 scoring defenses from 2011.
If Sanchez gets off to a good start against those defenses, itís a great sign that he really is developing into the franchise quarterback that the Jets need him to be. An optimist would look at the Jetsí early schedule and say it gives Sanchez a big opportunity to prove himself.