The Jets made players available to the media today in an open locker room setting, and you know what that means — open season on the quarterback.
Even though the job that once was his alone is now said to be up for competition, Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (wearing a jaunty headband, because of course he is) said he isn’t backing down from second-round pick Geno Smith’s presence, or anyone else’s.
Asked if he expected to be the starter this year, Sanchez replied: ”Sure, no doubt. Of course.” He also said he was “thrilled” to have the competition, saying: “They drafted a quarterback. Let’s compete.”
Sanchez also said the five-deep quarterback room was a friendly atmosphere, even if it’s a little crowded in there with himself, Smith, David Garrard, Greg McElroy and Matt Simms (minus you-know-who).
He mentioned that offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg was on the phone with him before and after they drafted Smith, showing the lengths they’re going to to manage an untenable situation.
This is only going to get better and better.
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