The New York Jets‘ quarterback controversy continues once again this offseason, albeit a little quieter than it was a year ago with Tim Tebow, but the players involved don’t see it as a battle. Another player believes that Mark Sanchez should be the starting quarterback.
Nick Mangold gave his praise to the quarterback that’s entering his fifth season in the NFL when talking to the New York Post.
Asked if the rest of the locker room also hopes Sanchez will emerge as the starter, Mangold nodded.
“I believe so,” he told The Post. “I haven’t walked around with a pen and paper and taken a poll, but from the feeling I get, the locker room wants to win. Whoever gives us the best chance to do that, we want out there — and at this point, Mark gives us that best chance.”
Almost a week ago, Santonio Holmes also backed up Sanchez for being the team’s upcoming starter.
It’s been a rough couple of seasons for Sanchez after reaching the AFC Championship Game twice in his first two seasons in the NFL. He had his second-lowest quarterback rating of 66.9 percent and had a career-high 14 fumbles last season. He currently averages a 55.1 passing completion percentage and has more interceptions than touchdowns (69-68) in his career.