Mark Sanchez: In QB Competition, I Put My Money On Myself

Jun 11, 2013; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) and New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) during the New York Jets minicamp session at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Mark Sanchez was once considered the franchise quarterback for the New York Jets. It even earned him the nickname “Sanch-ise.” But after leading the team to two AFC Championship games, Sanchez has become known as “butt fumble” and is fighting for his job against a rookie quarterback.

When the Jets drafted West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith, it was immediately suspected that the Jets were going to have a quarterback competition. From the get go Mark Sanchez was adamant that he’d win the job.

“When it comes down to a competition, I just put my money on myself,” Sanchez said. “And bet on myself and go play and go win the job. So if that’s what it’s going to be like it’s been clear that’s what it is, alright let’s go.”

Of course, inviting your team out to your former high school, in your home state to work out with ahead of training camp, with the exception of Geno Smith is surely going to give you a head start. If you didn’t have one already having played with the organization for years.

When asked if Mark Sanchez thinks it will be close he had an answer that wasn’t at all shocking.

“We’ll see. I hope not.”




Topics: Geno Smith, Mark Sanchez, New York Jets

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