Aug 24, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) goes back to pass against the New York Giants during the second half at MetLife Stadium. New York Jets defeat the New York Giants 24-21 in OT. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

Willie Colon believes Mark Sanchez should be starting quarterback

As the battle for the starting quarterback job continues in New York for the Jets, offensive guard Willie Colon has voiced his opinion.

“Yes, people were sick of maybe his bad plays at times. But at the same time, they got to be proud of a kid that comes out here everyday, puts his chin up to the ceiling and fights. You’d rather see that than a guy that blames the next guy or blames it on the fact that he had three offensive coordinators in three years. He’s never talked about that. He’s always come out here and fought and been passionate about his job. Whatever bad that has happened, he’s taken it on the chin and moved on. I want a guy like that. I don”t want a guy to hide or say, ‘Oh, it’s not my fault’ or ‘This guy ran the wrong route’. He’s never done that. That speaks volumes. And I’m proud of him. The kid works hard. So I got his back.” Willie Colon told the New York Daily News.

Both Geno Smith and Mark Sanchez have struggled during the pre-season, so right now the choice is still up in the air.

You have to respect an offensive guard sticking up for his quarterback who is known for a “Butt Fumble” and believing he can still be a starting quarterback in this league.

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