Mark Sanchez gets majority of snaps at Jets practice

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The Jets have insisted that there is no quarterback competition between Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow.

Thursday’s practice backed up that assertion. The session was open to the media, which, as we learned last week, means that there will be painstaking breakdowns of every throw by both of the quarterbacks. A look at the report provided by Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reveals Tebow didn’t get a lot of chances this week.

He attempted just four passes during eight snaps of the 11-on-11 portion of practice and completed just one of them. Sanchez completed 7-of-14 passes in his 20 snaps, which also included a round of work in the two-minute drill. Tebow didn’t get any snaps during that phase of the practice as Greg McElroy took his turn in the rotation.

While Sanchez is clearly the starting quarterback, he isn’t getting everything quite right just yet. While talking to the media after practice, Rex Ryan praised Sanchez’s knowledge of the offense before giving a mixed appraisal of his on-field work.

“There’s times when Sanchez can throw with anybody in this league,” Ryan said. “Other times, it’s like ‘Ooh gosh.'”

If there are too many “ooh gosh” moments in the months to come, the Jets won’t be able to avoid the quarterback controversy they insist doesn’t exist.

20 responses to “Mark Sanchez gets majority of snaps at Jets practice

  1. Why do you guys just insist and insist and insist on creating a Tebow story where none exists? Tell me, have you guys ever written about OTA stats about backup QB’s from any other team?

  2. I know it’s way to early to take anything from these sessions, but I’m sure the Jets will find a way to screw this up. Really, if Sanchez does get hurt or is his usual ineffective self and gets yanked, who will run the 2 minute drill? McElroy or Tebow?

  3. So I guess there aren’t a whole lot of 15 + yard patterns being run at Jets OTA’s. Love the fact that New York signed the only QB in the NFL with a weaker arm than Mark Sanchez.

  4. I’m interested to see how this experiment goes. The bottom line is the Jets can’t win with only Sanchez or with only Tebow.

    Find a way to get them both on the field at the same time, working together – the Jets could be tough to stop.

    If anyone has a chance of pulling that off its Tony Sparano – and I’m saying all of this as a Patriots fan.

  5. I love how everyone treats Sanchez like he’s as bad as Ryan Leaf or Jamarcus Russell. He isn’t the greatest QB in the league, but he can make every throw and (except for parts of the 2011 season) he’s been pretty good in the 4th quarter. I always got the impression that he has confidence issues or something.

  6. Um Tebow is by no means a good quarterback and everything about how he throws is just terrible, he gets way to much attention too, but really saying he has a weaker arm than Sanchez??? It’s literally the one thing the dude has, the deep ball and arm strength. They may go crooked or catch air, but if he gets a spiral and doesn’t take 5 minutes in his release he can flat out wing it. Sanchez has the arm of a 9th grader, Terrible choice for comparison.

  7. j0esixpack says: May 31, 2012 6:37 PM

    The bottom line is the Jets can’t win with only Sanchez.

    Sanchez hasn’t had a losing season since being drafted. He’s 31 -22 overall wins/losses including the playoffs. Not saying he’s Joe Montana but don’t say they can’t win with him, that just not true.

    Yelix, Everyone treats Sanchez like that because of Rex and the hatred for him. If Mark played in KC or Jax you wouldn’t hear all of this hate. Also non stories like this don’t help. Tomorrow hopefully we get Tebow’s stats from a pickup game in his backyard vs neighborhood kids.

  8. ajpurp, I’m not sure what games you’ve been watching. Sanchez has a strong arm, and is decently accurate 20 yards+. His accuracy struggles are in the short game, which is somewhat odd because those are usually the easy passes.

  9. Still can’t wrap my head around the fact that someone in the Jets organization actually thought signing Tebow was a good idea.

    Sanchez’s ego was already as fragile as a china doll. Now he’s headed toward a complete melt down the first time he struggles.

  10. too many ooh gosh moments??? he is a three year pro and he still has too many ooh gosh moments??? he is a BUM!! thank God they brought in Tebow. With any kind of divine intervention, Tebow will be starting after Sanchez throws a couple of pik sixes. He has happy feet, a good hard hit and he scared for the rest of the game. He is a CHICKEN> Tebow can take a hit. I am looking forward to this season!!!

  11. Sanchez regressed in 2011 after showing progress and promise in his 1st 2 years. This is his year to either grab the job and limelight or get cut. Should be interesting.

  12. Y’all need to get off tebows jock y’all really waisting y’all time and breath talking down on the man he might not be the most consistent qb in the nfl but he makes plays happen when u most need them and who cares he still makes more money then any of you clowns on here he’s a great leader and off field leader he prolly reads all y’all comments and says lord y u put such foolish ppl on this earth lol geaux tebow

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