All Sanchez needs is time in NY Jets Forum Posted April 9, 2012 In all honesty, I really do think all Mark Sanchez needs to succeed is more time to play. He could still have the ability to be "elite." He has very similar numbers to Eli at the 3 year mark in his career. We have seen that Mark has the winning mentality, he really just needs more time to progress. I hope the Jets don't shoot themselves in the foot and isn't too impatient, because some guys just need that extra year or two to take it to the next level.