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Sanchez “thrilled” by first week working with Tebow

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Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez may eventually lose his starting job to Tim Tebow, but at the moment, Sanchez loves the Jets’ plan of using both quarterbacks — and loves having Tebow as a teammate.

“He’s been as advertised, as good of a guy, if not better, than anybody said,” Sanchez said, via the New York Post. “So, he’s been a great addition so far. I’m thrilled to work with him.”

The Jets got together for the start of offseason workouts this week, and Sanchez said he’s been particularly impressed with Tebow’s strength and conditioning work. Tebow may even help Sanchez bulk up.

“From a competitor standpoint, he’s great,” Sanchez said. “He’s what you want in an offseason program — working hard, competing with the guy in the weight room. This is a big, strong guy, so it’s good for me. That’s been one of my goals this offseason — putting on a little more muscle mass. I’ve taken a beating during the season. It’s been a good transition and Tim’s been great.”

Tebow’s presence in the weight room may help Sanchez withstand the beating he takes during the season, and Tebow taking 20 snaps a game may help Sanchez stay fresh during the season, too. Sanchez will just have to hope Tebow doesn’t end up taking all the snaps, at which point Sanchez would cease to be thrilled.

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47 Responses to “Sanchez “thrilled” by first week working with Tebow”
  1. mrclearview says: Apr 20, 2012 8:10 AM

    The bromance begins

  2. sudz28 says: Apr 20, 2012 8:13 AM

    Wouldn’t anyone be ‘thrilled’ to get a glimpse of the future?

  3. sfloyal says: Apr 20, 2012 8:15 AM

    First practice of the season: Tebow takes the snap, drops back to pass, throws a wobbling duck straight into the ground 10 yards down the field…

    Sanchez “thrilled” by first week working with Tebow

  4. dspyank2k11 says: Apr 20, 2012 8:15 AM

    Is he, or is this a PR stunt for next year when he decides to leave this chaotic organization?

  5. talkintrashallday says: Apr 20, 2012 8:15 AM

    Just like how McNabb was “Thrilled” Michael Vick was in Philly….we all know how that story ended lol

  6. klee0384 says: Apr 20, 2012 8:16 AM

    I’m thrilled to see Sanchez lose his job to a fullback.

  7. myopinionisrighterthanyours says: Apr 20, 2012 8:16 AM

    Well, if this is any indication, then so far the Tebow trade is working. I said all along, it will get Sanchez to screw his head on straight, or come completely unglued. Early signs point to the former. Jets fans hope it remains that way.

  8. 1972wasalongtimeago says: Apr 20, 2012 8:18 AM

    Romo says what?

  9. savocabol1 says: Apr 20, 2012 8:19 AM

    oh joy, the first of many sanchez quotes about tebow.

  10. dolphincult says: Apr 20, 2012 8:20 AM

    20 snaps a game? lol. check your math bro

  11. dolphinatic13 says: Apr 20, 2012 8:22 AM

    I’m sure Sanchez is about as “thrilled” as Wendy’s is when McDonald’s moves in next door. As far as the weight room goes, did he really need any more incentive to bulk up a little? I’ve heard of a paper tiger before and now we all know a paper airplane…scratch that “paper jet”

  12. lollygagger8 says: Apr 20, 2012 8:23 AM

    He is who we thought he was!

  13. tndiver says: Apr 20, 2012 10:27 AM

    I agree dolphinatic, he just NOW realizes he needs to bulk up??? Do they not have a strength and conditioning coach to help him with this? You are going to Tebow instead. It looks like he is being reactive and not proactive, meaning he has already lost the starting job!

  14. mike bonserio says: Apr 20, 2012 10:43 AM

    Dont think hes going to be thrilled holding a clipboard now will he….

  15. truthhurtstoo says: Apr 20, 2012 10:43 AM

    What’s wrong with saying he “thrilled” just to have a job?

    Geez… are you all jets fans?

  16. thejuddstir says: Apr 20, 2012 10:45 AM

    I think Markie has been around Rexy too long, anytime he opens his mouth it makes the rest of us laugh.

  17. sj39 says: Apr 20, 2012 10:54 AM

    Tebow is a winner.

  18. joe.attaboy says: Apr 20, 2012 10:58 AM

    The idea that Mark Sanchez could possibly lose his starting job to Tim Tebow is laughable on its face.

    Sanchez is an actual quarterback. No one seems to know what Tebow is. Yet. There is one thing for certain: he’s not a quarterback.

  19. jaypell says: Apr 20, 2012 11:30 AM

    I give it a month till all the friction starts

  20. cuda1234 says: Apr 20, 2012 11:39 AM

    Did you say Sanchez was checking Tebow out in the weight room? Isn’t that backward?

  21. jimjets says: Apr 20, 2012 11:42 AM

    hey guys….

    mark sanchez playoffs 4-2 (and played well in every game)
    Time Tebow 1-1
    current dolphins qb no record
    current bills qb no record
    current bengals qb 0-1
    current texans qb no record
    current browns qb no record
    current jags qb no record
    current colts qb no record
    current chiefs qb 0-1
    current raiders qb -1-3?

    i could go on….you geniuses getting my point?

    i think the jets will have the last laugh

  22. jluns275 says: Apr 20, 2012 11:46 AM

    Positive attitude makes everything easier. Good for him.

  23. rarson says: Apr 20, 2012 11:47 AM

    @joe.attaboy

    “The idea that Mark Sanchez could possibly lose his starting job to Tim Tebow is laughable on its face.”

    I agree, but even if he did, Sanchez is competent enough to be a backup. And being a backup quarterback in the NFL is probably one of the sweetest jobs ever.

  24. sean6886 says: Apr 20, 2012 11:51 AM

    Tebow is not a starting QB. Sanchez has nothing to worry about.

  25. hedleykow says: Apr 20, 2012 11:52 AM

    If Sanchez was really all that thrilled, it might be that he mistook Tebow for a 17 year old girl.

  26. indianajet says: Apr 20, 2012 12:11 PM

    Despite all the wishes of Jets haters like MDS, barring injury, Tebow will never be the starting QB of the Jets.

    “Tebowmania” will never fly in NY. It doesn’t work that way in that town with these sports fans and with coaches like Ryan and Sparrano who don’t really care what other people think of them.

    Tebow doesn’t have the skill set to succeed as a true starting QB in the NFL and the fans and coaches know that. Frankly, Sanchez was more at risk of losing his job to Stanton (a real QB).

    MDS and Florio can drone on and on and on in their blog about Tebow taking Sanchez’s job, but just because you continually say something won’t make it true.

  27. caveman1000 says: Apr 20, 2012 12:30 PM

    Drew Brees is not thrilled. He still wants an explanation.

  28. ravenseattheirownpoop says: Apr 20, 2012 12:36 PM

    Tebow is everything that dirty Sanchez isnt. He works hard everyday, doesn’t stay out all night partying, and he has heart. Oh yeah, and he doesn’t crumble like a wet paper bag when u hit him. Job is his by week 4.

  29. ntestarossa says: Apr 20, 2012 1:01 PM

    “Jimjets says: Apr 20, 2012 11:42 AM

    hey guys….

    mark sanchez playoffs 4-2 (and played well in every game)
    Time Tebow 1-1
    current dolphins qb no record
    current bills qb no record
    current bengals qb 0-1
    current texans qb no record
    current browns qb no record
    current jags qb no record
    current colts qb no record
    current chiefs qb 0-1
    current raiders qb -1-3?

    i could go on….you geniuses getting my point?

    i think the jets will have the last laugh”

    I dont think we get your point? Are you trying to say that The jets are better than all the other teams that haven’t made the playoffs?

    Current NE QB 16-6
    current PIT QB 10-4
    Current DEN QB 9-10
    Current NEG QB 8-3
    Current NO QB 5-4
    Current BAL QB 5-4
    Current GB QB 4-2

    yeah I could go on too…Jets will have the last laugh alright ;)

  30. krusher33 says: Apr 20, 2012 1:21 PM

    “jimjets says: Apr 20, 2012 11:42 AM

    hey guys….

    mark sanchez playoffs 4-2 (and played well in every game)
    Time Tebow 1-1
    current dolphins qb no record
    current bills qb no record
    current bengals qb 0-1
    current texans qb no record
    current browns qb no record
    current jags qb no record
    current colts qb no record
    current chiefs qb 0-1
    current raiders qb -1-3?

    i could go on….you geniuses getting my point?

    i think the jets will have the last laugh”

    ^ That made absolutely no sense.

  31. deathmonkey41 says: Apr 20, 2012 1:23 PM

    Maybe he saw Tebow shotput a bunch of passes 12 yds over the head of his receivers and said to himself, “Even I can’t lose my job to this awful QB”

  32. silverhairedfox says: Apr 20, 2012 1:25 PM

    Maybe Tebow can at least be a positive influence in the locker room? From what was reported last year, it was a very toxic, stressful place to be.

    Tebow will be backup QB for awhile. Probably will only take snaps if they are well ahead just to get playing time and build his skills. Unlike Denver, at least he knows he’s wanted in NYC (by the owners). I sincerely hope Denver gets the living crap beat out of them every game this year. Just to embarrass John Elway.

  33. rams1999 says: Apr 20, 2012 2:04 PM

    He wont be singing the same tune in October. Sanchez is one of the most over rated players even when he was in USC…

  34. bubba9er says: Apr 20, 2012 2:07 PM

    We’ll be able to tell when Tebow starts rubbing off on his new team: Rex will start thanking “his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ…” for the opportunity to be a part of such a great organization…

  35. axtionsaxon says: Apr 20, 2012 2:38 PM

    Haters keep hating and Tebow keeps winning.

  36. prettytonyt says: Apr 20, 2012 2:48 PM

    I think the Sanchez hate is more because people hate Rex/Jets.

    Sanchez has had a alright 3 years, with his success in big time comebacks in the 4th qtr in 2010, and of course his playoff success.

    You want to say the Defense did everything? Ok whatever, but Sanchez has done a fine job, and last year he wasnt that good and still managed 26 tds, and 18 picks.

    He is a young QB. People underrate the heck out of Sanchez, which like I said is due more to the hate of the Jets/Rex.

  37. bass1717 says: Apr 20, 2012 2:51 PM

    Tebow sucks…..if he is “so good and such a winner”, there would have been LOTS of teams trying to get him in a trade and he would have been traded for more than a 4th and 6th round pick……if you get traded for a 4th and 6th round pick, it says you aren’t very good

  38. granadafan says: Apr 20, 2012 5:03 PM

    The Jets will have to keep Sanchez on suicide watch when, not if, he loses his starting QB job to a fullback.

  39. northsidesteel says: Apr 20, 2012 6:40 PM

    If anyone thinks that adding Tebow to the toxic clubhouse the Jets ended with last year will result in this team singing “Kumbya” together, they will be sadly mistaken. The last thing this team needed was more inner-strive, but that is what they have bought.

  40. electstat says: Apr 20, 2012 8:17 PM

    or we can all just wait to see if Tebow has any more success when he has some receivers better than a bunch of #3 guys and an entire off season to work with the team.

  41. ksctychiefs says: Apr 20, 2012 8:48 PM

    this will be one of the most drama filled nfl seasons in awhile……pm won’t finish season and broncos won’t make playoffs…….colts fans will be calling for new qb’s head by mid season……and tebow and sanchez together will take jets deep into playoffs……..and i’m not even a jets fan…. might even see ol’ brett show up(ha-ha!)….just kidding on the last one…

  42. jjbadd says: Apr 20, 2012 9:14 PM

    Tebow STILL hasn’t gotten his chance to be a starter in week 1. The only 2 seasons he got to start, has been after the Broncos were on a losing slide..& he stepped in & began winning, and finished with a winning record. It makes a difference in a players head, having that kind of pressure, but he still won games. I’m telling you, he is a winner, and will prove it once again. I really hope to see u haters in here when it happens..

  43. jetfanfolife says: Apr 20, 2012 11:16 PM

    Two things…

    1) Who care what any of you think about either QB for my fave team; The Jets are taking the trophy home this year

    2) Bank on It!

    3) Jets Rule and all of you are fooze

    That’s right, I said 3 things…Big whoop! Wanna fight about it?!

  44. bahia2 says: Apr 21, 2012 7:32 AM

    Love Tebow,can’t understand why Sanchez isn’t EXCITED. !

  45. boscobingodingo says: Apr 21, 2012 12:49 PM

    Well lets see the REAL stats for all you Tebow haters. John Elway’s first 26 games he accounted for 27 TD’s and 49 interceptions and fumbles. His percentage for passing 52% His winning percentage 57% His comaback games won 3

    Tim Tebow has only started 13 games and played in only 23,
    He accounted for 29 TD’s and only had 29 Int’s and fumbles. His passing percentage was 47.3 % His wining was 62 % His official come from behind comaback games 5 He has out rushed Elway’s first TEN years in the league in less than one full season. SO WHERE is a hall of fame QB like Elway so much better ? Elway’s first 10 season he had 158 TD’s and 158 int’s plus he had 87 fumbles in those first ten years and 137 for his career. WHAT real STAR !

  46. boscobingodingo says: Apr 21, 2012 12:50 PM

    Winning is not always about stats, but even looking at GREAT HOF QB like Elway his stats are not as good as Tebow’s period !

  47. boscobingodingo says: Apr 21, 2012 12:56 PM

    The odd part of most Tebow haters is they point to Tebow’s stats as proof he will never win consistently. And discount his ability to defy stats and win games. And yet they will use come from behind victories as proof of players they like and ignore stats as proof of THAT players ability at QB. They are hypocrites when the facts come out. Marino put up fabulous stats but was NOT a super bowl winner. Elway was a mediocre QB for years but at the end had enough talent to win a couple super bowls. or are you telling me a QB with as many TD’s as interceptions for his first ten years is a GREAT QB ? Get real !

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