Sanchez welcomes Tebow: “I’m not worried about losing my spot”

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On the day that Tim Tebow was formally introduced as his backup before a huge media contingent, Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez said he isn’t concerned about Tebow pushing him out of the No. 1 spot on the depth chart.

“I’m not worried about losing my spot,” Sanchez told Rod Boone of Newsday. “Mike Tannenbaum and Rex Ryan have been firm on that, that I’m the starter.”

Of course, seven months ago John Elway and John Fox were stating firmly that Kyle Orton was the starter in Denver, and Tebow was the backup. When you’re a starting quarterback with a high-profile backup, it doesn’t matter how many times you’re told you’re the starter. The starting job can be taken away from you at any time.

But Sanchez says he’s glad Tebow is his teammate.

“I think guys will welcome him,” Sanchez said. “I’ll definitely welcome him.”

A lot of people are welcoming Tebow to New York right now. Not all of them believe they’re welcoming a backup.

94 responses to “Sanchez welcomes Tebow: “I’m not worried about losing my spot”

  1. No need to be worried about something that is already lost.

    Teams only hold press conferences for players who play, and coaches who coach. Last time I checked, Tebow is on the active 45.

  2. And we all know NFL executives/coaches never lie…….

    You know that feeling, when you’re all alone, and the hair stands up on the back your neck?

    IT’S TEBOW

  3. Can you spell N-A-I-V-E, Mr. Sanchez?

    When my wife saw the new hot secretary I hired, do you think she said “I’ll definitely welcome her.”

  4. Seems simple to me. As long as the Jets are winning Sanchez will be the starter. When they start a losing streak af say 3 games look for the fans to start hollering for TEBOW !

  5. Brilliant move by the NYJ to bring in Tebow. Sanchez needs to step it up this year, bottom line.

  6. As bad as Sanchez is at times, he is still much, much better than Tebow. Jets’ fans will see it soon enough. Not only does Tebow have HUGE accuracy issues, he also appears incapable of reading defenses and mentally processing more than one pass route on any given play. I don’t believe he has the mental capacity to improve in these areas. And no, this isn’t Merrill Hoge.

    So if you’re hoping for a QB to rescue you from the Mark Sanchez era, you are looking in the wrong direction.

  7. Two terribly mediocre 1st round QB’s battling it out on the same team in New York. Awesome.

    – So done with the Tebow coverage, it’ll be a good day when he is irrelevant in the NFL.

  8. At least they’re beginning the new season the way they ended the last one–yapball. Let the gasbag procession begin.

  9. Sanchez will lose his girlfriend, job and future to Tim Tebow!

    Tebow is much better than Sanchez.

    I got a Sanchez jersey as a gift,who wants it? Otherwise, I will give it to my dog.

    Can’t wait to get my NIKE Tebow jersey!

  10. “I’m not worried about losing my spot”

    and THAT is the problem you moron(sanchez)! The BEST practice and play like they’re scared to death of losing their spot. No one owes you anything except your momma. The more Sanchez opens his mouth the more convinced I am that he’s just not going to cut it. He’s got a questionable arm(at best) down field, just like Lienhart) and all he does is talk about how secure his job is. As an anti-rex ryan guy this is going to be fun to watch.

  11. The Miami Dolphins trade their 1st and 3rd round picks to the Jets for Mark Sanchez. (NOT TRUE)

  12. Of course, seven months ago John Elway and John Fox were stating firmly that Kyle Orton was the starter in Denver
    _______

    And one month ago, John Elway and John Fox were stating firmly that Tim Tebow was the starter in Denver.

  13. The Jets are going to have a quarterback problem regardless of who starts between Sanchez and Tebow. They’re both liabilities. It’s kind of like Montanna vs Young, except with garbage QB’s.

  14. First he pointed to his contract extension as proof he is a leader.

    Now he is pointing at Tannenbaum and Ryan as proof that he is the starter.

    You know, because coaches and general managers have never changed their minds before.

    This guy REALLY IS that clueless.

  15. Until the crowd starst chanting …

    “Teeee bow!, Teee bow!” after your 3 of 12 with 2 picks and a fumble.

    Then Tebow will come in and go 5 0f 17 a pick and 32 rushing yards and somehow win when the other teams fumbles a snap while tyring to center a game winning field goal.

    At least Marion Barber retired, he can’t fumble for Tebow anymore.

  16. “I’m not worried about (insert lie). Rex told me (insert lie). Tim and I have a great (insert lie)” a backup QB just got a press conference in NY. You’re nervous, Rex doesn’t know what will happen throughout the season, and you and Tim will be friends as long as he’s holding a clip board.

  17. “Mike Tannenbaum and Rex Ryan have been firm on that, that I’m the starter.”

    a GREAT QB would say:

    “Mike Tannenbaum and Rex Ryan have been firm on that, that the best player will be the starter.”

  18. Maybe Rex brought in the underwear model to divert attention away from toe sucking and big mouth disease. Woody may have told Rex to tone it down but you still have to feed the beast and Timmy Turnover fits the bill.

  19. ive never seen a press conference for any back up #2 on depth chart QB, EVER!!!, i would be worried mr Sanchez

  20. He shouldnt be worried about Tebow TAKING the job, he should be worried about LOSING it. Him and Tebow both are probably around 42% in the accruacy dept

  21. He should be worried.

    They Jets just got two 6ths and two 7ths in the compensatory picks. They could draft four QBs with those picks and EVERY ONE of them would probably be better than Sanchez (and Tebow!).

  22. And everyone knows that Mark Sanchez is the leader of the ringless circus called the Jets as his contract extension shows (according to Mark).

    The sad part is the only true QB on that roster is Greg McElroy.

    35 minute press conference for a back up QB, only the Jets.

    Tebow was heard saying that he heard the anniversary celebration for the past 43 years is cool and he is looking forward to becoming part of the annual event.

  23. well he’ll be the most expensive backup in the nfl soon enough. Tim Tebow is ryan’s kinda QB and sparano is ryan’s type of OC.
    Just get 3 points and don’t lose the game.

  24. Sanchez should be celebrating that Tebow is the back-up. Tebow is one of the few QBs even worse than Sanchez.

    Ryan has said they plan to use Tebow on about 20% of the snaps. This will mean defenses will be forced to prepare for Tebow and Sanchez possibly making it easier on Sanchez.

    Either way its a pretty terrible looking QB depth chart.

  25. When was the last time a press conference was held when a team signed a back-up? Should tell you something Mark. You will be the starter, right up until you arent.

  26. Shouldn’t have said I not worried…. I confident in skill level to be the starter? Something is just wrong with his thought process

  27. ESPNNY.com’s Jets blog had THIRTEEN separate Tebow entries today. THIRTEEN!!!

    The media is going to completely run me off of following my team.

  28. As bad as Sanchez is at times, he is still much, much better than Tebow. Jets’ fans will see it soon enough. Not only does Tebow have HUGE accuracy issues, he also appears incapable of reading defenses and mentally processing more than one pass route on any given play. I don’t believe he has the mental capacity to improve in these areas.

    ———

    and your point is…?

  29. Rex Ryan was firm about Sanchez as the starter?

    He was also firm about guaranteeing two Super Bowls… and right after he was “firm” about Sanchez as the starter he tried to court Manning… and probably not as a backup.

    I’d have to think that Rex Ryan may have a bit of a credibility problem with his players these days.

  30. Even Peyton would be worried if Tebow had stayed in Denver. That’s why part of the deal was to ship him out. You don’t what the most popular player in the game as your back-up.

  31. Lmao @ Sanchez. You’ve ALREADY lost your job. You’ve been listening to too many yes men, Mark. They’re the only ones who believe in you. Your coaches and fans have already abandoned you. You’re all alone. This is Tim’s team, now.

  32. Amazing how Sanchez was viewed as the “next coming” by all the Yets fans when he was drafted. And now the Yets have the most pathetic excuse of a quarterback in Teblow, all you clowns want Sanchez gone. When the biggest problem is the clowns running the front office!
    LOL… The circus has officially arrived in Gotham

  33. As bad as Sanchez was last year, he shouldn’t be afraid of losing his job. Has anyone actually watched Tebow throw the ball? He’s like Napoleon’s Uncle Rico, only worse.

  34. Lol easy to say that now. Wait till Sanchize has his first bad game and every question at the post game presser is about is Tebow going to start the following week.

    Sanchez’ head will explode on air.

  35. Do you really think they would start Tebow against the Pats twice a year? Sanchez has a better chance beating them than Tebow.

  36. I with the guy who said Mark Sanchez is rich and banging Kate Upton!! id trade this drama for those two any day. Tebow can have teh job and get Boo’ed while im rich and banging my hot GF! The most popular player in town is always the backup QB!

  37. About time the Jets realize that Sanchez straight out sucks and has been at best 4th round QB even before the Jets drafted him in 1st round. One of the most over rated to come out of college. The USC QB title is what got him drafted at all if anything. Even John Booty would be a better starting QB.

  38. Now is not the time to worry. Now’s the time to get to work and take control of the position.

    When you’re 0-3 with a 2-8 touchdown-to-interception ratio… that’s the time to worry.

  39. Mar 26, 2012 6:08 PM

    As bad as Sanchez is at times, he is still much, much better than Tebow. Jets’ fans will see it soon enough. Not only does Tebow have HUGE accuracy issues, he also appears incapable of reading defenses and mentally processing more than one pass route on any given play. I don’t believe he has the mental capacity to improve in these areas. And no, this isn’t Merrill Hoge.

    ————————————————————-

    I am not sure hwo this is any different than Sanchez. Except Sanchez is additionally immobile with horrible pocket presence and collapses under pressure. The difference is Tebow is even more inaccurate than Sanchez but Tebow offers something positive in that he can scramble and run with the ball.

    Most likely Tebow will be a bit better than he was in Denver and Sanchez will still be terrible regardless. Neither QB should be playing in the NFL except Tebow in the Wildcat.

    Both of these QBs just make me a bigger fan of McElroy.

  40. Peyton was dissed for Andrew Luck. Tebow was dissed for Peyton Manning. But everyone is crying for Sanchez. WTF

  41. I don’t get Sanchez, or anyone like him. It is a team sport and HE isn’t worried about HIS spot? What about the team winning? What about the team doing well? What about trying to improve, which he hasn’t done since he has been there? Sanchez needs this more than he knows. A little dose of reality and forced work ethic might make him into the QB his salary says he should be. Just a thought.

  42. Actually, judging by the many sports sites, I’ve read, outside of other team fans, many folks including those in the media don’t feel what the Jets did was a smart move.

    Yeah, go get a QB who is way more inaccurate and incapable of reading defense than the one you already have because he’s made popular thanks to the media and his rabid fans, makes a lot of sense. Sanches may be bad but Tebow is worst. Let’s not kid ourselves.

    This Jet fan would have preferred and respected a QB who was a shade better than Sanchez but instead we got one 3 shades worst and is treate like a rock star for everything else but his talent on the field.

    Can we say bad PR move. Sanchez’s job should be safe no matter what the media and folks at PFT(Petty For Tebow) have to say.

  43. maxvv says:Mar 26, 2012 6:32 PM

    Sanchez can make all of this go away by finally playing like the fifth pick in the Draft.
    ————-
    I want to hear this when Luck starts playing bad..
    Something tells me I won’t because it seems many of today’s football fans are quick to follow and quite forgetful.

  44. I’d give Sanchez about 6 games to prove he’s getting better before he is replaced but that still won’t stop the Tebow chants.

  45. Of course Sanchez’s reasoning isn’t that he’s going to out-work and out-perform him, but that “they told me so.” This is the leader of your team?

  46. “Mike Tannenbaum and Rex Ryan have been firm on that..”

    The same Mike Tannenbaum that publicly stated “After a couple three and outs who knows?” Yeah, sounds super firm to me.

  47. Using Teebow’s favorite word, I am EXCITED to see you lose your job Sanchez. By the way, how could New York allow a backup QB to hold a press conference? I was looking forward to camp but, we may have some non stop entertainment coming out of the big apple this spring.

  48. Mama says I’m da best Foosball thrower on da team. She say Timmy Tebone is da devil. I love my mama.

  49. Here’s a little something from a Raiders fan living in Denver: I was in hell. Not anymore.

    I somehow survived the absolute nonsense that was Tebowmania. Literally & figuratively two types of fans existed here: there were the Broncos fans, who know their football and I respect. Besides, they buy me beers when I show up in my Lyle Alzado jersey (the Raiders one) to the one Raiders game I hit every year and we talk the usual smack, but all in all I have fun with those folks. Then, we had Tebowfreakinmaniacs: the ones that know nada about football and worship the tissue he used to blow his schnoz.

    The Tebowmaniacs have mysteriously disappeared along with the out-of-control media calliope (that’s broken and a tad out of tune btw) here locally anyway. I think Greyhound is running a special from Denver to out East – I don’t know. All I know is peace has returned to the valley and I see a lot of Denver Tebow jerseys at garage sales these days – dirt cheap.

    I’ve only been to New York once way back in the 80s – I’ll always remember the visit. Great city, great people. I really don’t wish what’s about to happen to the fine folks of NY/NJ, but sadly it will. Your media is flat out brutal, and at times it’s humorous. And they will play this whole Tebow nonsense to no end until ears bleed and flat screens are being tossed out of 5th story apartments. It’s only just started people, and it only gets crazier from here.

  50. He’s ‘not worried’ because it’s already a done deal and he can’t do anything to stop it – so why worry about it?

  51. I love the Raider fan who thinks Tebow sucks. All Teens did against the Raiders this past season is dismantle them, , passing for 2 TD’s (including a 60 yarder) and rushing for 117 yards. The year before, in his first start, he burned them on a 50 yard TD run!

    Priceless.

  52. Lol, I meant “Teebs”. In any case, Tebow is the best thing to come down the pike in a long time. He and Cam Newton are going to redefine the QB position.

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