Braylon Edwards says Mark Sanchez can’t keep making mistakes he’s made in the past

Jul 26, 2013; Cortland, NY, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards (17) makes a catch during training camp at SUNY Cortland. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez seems to be in the lead to win the starting job and many of his teammates have come out in support of him, but at least one of his wide receivers is not afraid to acknowledge that the veteran quarterback really needs to step up his game if he wants to hang on to his job heading in to the season.

Braylon Edwards was speaking with the media after a training camp session at SUNY Cortland, when he said that Sanchez can’t continue to make mistakes like he has in the past unless he wants Geno Smith to take over as the leader on offense.

It’s going to be a battle,” Edwards said. “Mark can’t make mistakes like he has in the past. Things have to be legit with Mark for him to be the starter because he has a legit guy knocking at the back door.”

Edwards has also noticed a bit of a fire in Smith and no signs of the rookie conceding the job.

“He’s not happy to be backing up Mark Sanchez,” Edwards said. “He’s here to start. You can tell with his leadership.”

While Sanchez appears to be in the driver’s seat heading in to the preseason, the team could very easily turn the offense over to Smith if Sanchez continues to be plagued by turnovers and butt fumbles early on in the process.

Topics: Braylon Edwards, Mark Sanchez, New York Jets

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  • matr dontelli iii

    We know Braylon is glad to be here but it also sounds like he’s comfortable here and unafraid to speak out and show some leadership. He’s supported mark in the past and called him an off-field friend. He sounds like he’s being fair and real. I hope he doesn’t get in trouble for that. You don’t see too much of that anymore. Ask old number twenty-four about fair and real.

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