In searing comments made anonymously to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, teammates called out Sanchez for everything from his off-the-field preparation to his sometimes haunting and inconsistent play.
"We have to bring in another quarterback that will make him work at practice," one player told the newspaper. "He's lazy and content because he knows he's not going to be benched."
Changes are under way in New York, with offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer out the door and former Dolphins coach Tony Sparano replacing him. It's a move that could impact Sanchez's future, although if Sparano's tedious courtship with Chad Henne in Miami is any indication, perhaps the quarterback will wear a longer leash.
Sanchez was a mixed bag this season, throwing for a career-high 26 touchdowns but relinquishing a personal-worst 26 turnovers, leading one teammate to question if he's capable of taking the team to the next step.
"How can we when he's not improving at all?" one player said. "He thinks he is, but he's not. He has shown us what he's capable of."