The Jets are intent on having a quarterback competition.
But Mark Sanchez was just installed as the favorite.
New Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said Monday that Sanchez has an early edge over whomever happens to be competing with him.
“Mark will probably have just a little bit of a leg up it would appear,” Mornhinweg said, via Brian Costello of the New York Post. “I would like to have competition at that position as well as all the other positions. There are a select few on this football team that have kind of earned the right to step in there as No. 1 on the depth chart, but I certainly would like competition at all the other spots, including the quarterback spot.”
Mornhinweg defended Sanchez, saying he didn’t need to be “fixed” (which, along with the leg up, creates any number of troubling mental images).
“Mark’s got a lot of strengths,” Mornhinweg said. “He’s played at a high level. Our job is to get him to play at a high level at a consistent basis.”
The reality is the Jets are short on cap room and options at the moment, and there’s not anyone in the market at the moment who you’d install as even money with Sanchez anyway.