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.