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Former Jets punter: Mark Sanchez hasn't developed

New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford was a member of the New York Jets when Mark Sanchez was first drafted by the team. He had a front-row seat for Sanchez's first two seasons.

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Weatherford likes Sanchez. He wants him to succeed, despite playing for the Jets' cross-stadium rivals. He just hasn't seen the development he'd have liked to by now.

"I like Mark, I think he's a very talented quarterback, but from my standpoint, I haven't seen a lot of maturation from the position," Weatherford said on's "Cover Two" podcast Thursday. "When you're a quarterback and you come in, and you're expected to be the face of the franchise, and you're expected to lead the team, that's a lot to take on as a rookie, but as the years go on, I think you're expected to mature, skill-wise, and also mature as a leader, and to be honest with you, as much as I like the guy, I just haven't seen that."

Weatherford is just saying what most Jets fans -- and probably some folks inside the Jets building -- are thinking. Why bring in Tim Tebow otherwise?

Sanchez was promising as a rookie quarterback, but he hasn't developed much since.

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