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Mark Sanchez: 'I want another crack at this thing'

If Mark Sanchez had it his way he'd be given "another crack" at being the New York Jets quarterback.

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The New York Jets offseason will be filled with a lot of transition and decisions making. One of the biggest decisions will need to be the future of quarterback Mark Sanchez, who's expected to be let go.

However, if Sanchez had it his way he'd like to be given another shot, according to a report by Boston's WEEI.

"I don’t see anything different. I just want another crack at this thing. … I had a good talk with Rex [Ryan], and I know we’re destined for greatness here and that we can be successful here, and that’s what I’m focused on."

Sanchez, who threw 17 interceptions and just 13 touchdowns this season, said he knows he underachieved and wants to have a chance to rebound wearing a Jets uniform.

"In my opinion, I underachieved and didn’t play the way I’m capable of playing. Unfortunately, that led to some losses and some things like that. So I just have to get better and take some time to get away from the game for a little bit and come back strong for next year."

The Jets' 2009 first-round draft selection started 61 games in his four seasons with the organization. In his first two seasons, the former USC Trojans signal caller helped New York reach the playoffs, including an appearance in the 2010 AFC Championship Game.

However, Sanchez hasn't shown progression in his play and the Jets have missed the playoffs in the last two seasons.

Sanchez was benched for third-string quarterback Greg McElroy in Week 16, although he did return to the starting role in Week 17, passing 205 yards with an interception.