Edwards told reporters at training camp that Sanchez is going to have a tough time beating out Geno Smith, and that the flaws in Sanchez’s game won’t be tolerated like they were before.
“It’s going to be a battle,” Edwards said. “Mark can’t make mistakes like he has in the past. Things have to be legit with Mark for him to be the starter because he has a legit guy knocking at the back door.”
Edwards also said Smith is showing that he has no intention of losing the quarterback competition.
“He’s not happy to be backing up Mark Sanchez,” Edwards said. “He’s here to start. You can tell with his leadership.”
And Smith will start if Sanchez doesn’t look better in the preseason than he did last regular season.