Mark Sanchez: In QB competition, I put my money on myself


Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez has once again expressed confidence that he’s going to win the team’s quarterback competition.

Sanchez told Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News that he “absolutely” believes he’s going to beat second-round draft pick Geno Smith when the two go head-to-head in training camp and the preseason.

“When it comes down to a competition, I just put my money on myself,” Sanchez said. “And bet on myself and go play and go win the job. So if that’s what it’s going to be like it’s been clear that’s what it is, alright let’s go.”

Asked if the Jets’ quarterback competition will be close, Sanchez said, “We’ll see. I hope not.”

Sanchez is wise to hope it won’t be close because if it is, Jets coach Rex Ryan would probably err on the side of giving the rookie a chance to provide the team a spark. The only way for Sanchez to keep his starting job is to be the best quarterback in training camp, by a lot.

82 responses to “Mark Sanchez: In QB competition, I put my money on myself

  1. What Sanchez doesn’t get is that this is his 5th year and he’s still competing for the job. With a rookie none the less. Bad bad bad quarterback.

  2. it’s future bust vs. butt fumble to see who gets to steer the Titanic.. let the games begin

  3. does he know how terrible he has played for the past 2-3 years???
    what is the root of this new found confidence

  4. I don’t know if I agree with that. If Sanchez is better …at all.. then Rex who has already tied his wagon to him will stay with him, at least to start the season. Even Rex knows that a rookie QB will have growing pains and rough patches.. and if Rex misses the playoffs again… He’s gone. And that would be bad news for us Fins fans…we love ’em!

  5. If it’s close, the locker room may be divided. if Sanchez is the clear cut winner, then accusations of Smith being a wasted 2nd round pick can come up. if Smith is the clear cut winner, then they’ll have an expensive back up on their hands. It’ll be tough any which way.

  6. “Sanchez told Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News that he “absolutely” believes he’s going to beat second-round draft pick Geno Smith when the two go head-to-head in training camp and the preseason”

    You’re a four year veteran NFL quarterback ……. you SHOULD win competitions against rookies.


  7. Sanchez “absolutely” believes he is going to beat second round pick Geno Smith when they go head to head. Which really means- Geno Smith will be the starting QB.

  8. Sanchez may start the opener, but they wouldn’t have drafted Geno Smith if they had any faith in Sanchez. If it weren’t for his $8.5 meg guarantee, he’s already be out the door along with the guy who drafted him in the top 10.

  9. I don’t think the Jet’s offense is going to be very good this year.

    Mark, you are the main reason I feel this way.

    Sorry Jet’s fans.

  10. Just another thing he’ll lose this year…wait, nevermind, his competition is Geno Smith

  11. Who cares what he thinks? I wish the decision was made today so we could stop hearing about him and his wonderful self confidence

  12. I hope he is right, and wins the job easily. As a New England fan, I rather like the idea of Sanchez behind center for many years to come.

  13. Mark Sanchez is like a firefighter trying to put out a house fire with a water pistol. The house burns uncontrollably and Rex Ryan stands outside and says to the people inside “No worries, Mark will put it out” and time after time the house burns down and everyone wonders why he still has a job.

  14. This guy is delusional, he is living proof of the saying: ” He’s so far behind, he thinks he’s in first place” I wish the Jets would name Geno the starter asap, so this idiot Sanchez will shut his mouth.

  15. Mark is the man! Yeah, I can beat out a green Rookie, all day! Plus show my feminine side…..

  16. I’m so done with how this team is being run and how the media posterizes this team all over. It gives us Jets fans a headache, I wish woody would just sell the team to Trump or to an owner that actually wants to win something for us and not make us look like fools on a daily basis so woody can go focus on his old man baby powder and the elections. Rex Ryan needs to be canned to, I hate how some fans still love this guy. He dismantled a Super Bowl team and failed to keep key pieces like JCO and Braylon who would of signed for the vet minimum for over a couple years and it would of helped Sanchez grow. But no our idiotic coach, owner and gm at the time signed Holmes to a mega deal which helped Keller and Revis walk too. I have a good feeling about Idzik and Geno for the faces of the future and I can only hope we get a vet coach next year because I’m sick of losing and getting laughed at. Lol..end of rant.

  17. For crying out loud, anybody else but me sick and fuc&ing tired of Sanchez stories? Give it a rest! I thought after Tebow was gone the writers would shut up about the Jets for a while.

  18. He’s gonna win the competition but when the lights come on he’s gonna go googoo gaga. Like he has never played a down of football in his lights. So congrats “Rusty Sanchez” your a fantastic training camp QB

  19. The jets are in a terrible position with a mentally shattered 5 year
    vet that thought he was going to be the next Joe Montana when he came into the league and a guy that is likely to be the next Vince young…..5 wins max

  20. PFT thanks. I support more and more write ups about the jets and Sanchez and less and less about murder and legal proceedings.

  21. Dear Dolphins Fans:

    Why do you collectively root for the existing presence of Rex and Sanchez?
    Would it matter to your team?
    Did it ever matter?

    The only good I see in your wish is that at least one of your eight home games will not be blacked out, and your owner won’t have to buy 20,000 or so unsold tickets.

  22. The past couple of weeks all the negative posts & attention have been directed and the Pats. Rightfully so I might add.

    The Jets have been quiet and coasting.

    I knew it would only be a matter of time before someone on the Jets said something stupid.

    Thanks Mark (LOL)

  23. Sanchez sucks. Period. End of story. It’s time for the Jets to trash Sanchez. Goodbye loser!

  24. Marky Mark….Here’s the problem! You talk too much. You shouldn’t be able to bet on yourself cause you shouldn’t be getting paid a dime to play football. Rex must love your feet or something! You suck as a qb and as a headband model. As a matter of fact, I haven’t seen or heard of anything you’re good at ….so please just go away and let us talk about real football players.

  25. Hey Mark they drafted a black QB who can pass and run to get rid of you. What part of that don’t you understand. You were given your shot last year and flubbed it up badly, they aren’t doing that again this year. You won’t make it through traininig camp.

  26. The only time i have ever commented on Mark Sanchez was pre-draft and was not impressed then.To date I haven’t seen anything that will change my opinion yet.

  27. Pete Rose told me that pro athletes are not allowed to gamble on their own sport. Even if it’s on themselves. I await Sanchez’s lifetime ban from the sport. Probably make Jets fans happy, anyway.

  28. Sanchez is an elite QB and will lead the JETS to the Superbowl! Get ready but your Sanchez jersey before it sells out…. As for Geno Smith he sucks that’s why EJ Manuel went 23 spots before him…. Get over it Geno you suck

  29. Hey lrjets: as a Dolphin fan I do agree with you on one thing. Our teams owner sucks and is doing his best daily to make Woody look good n comparison. And I do believe he is succeeding.

  30. Who wants to play a game of strip football?!?!

    Cut to scene 17 weeks later with a totally naked Sanchez.

    Sanchez: Well it looks like I was even more right, cause now we all win, now watch me do the twist!

  31. Should be a lesson that they can teach at the rookie symposium. ” hey rookies, here is a classic mistake that causes football players to be broke by 35… Don’t gamble and especially not on long shots.”

  32. Could he seriously be any more of a tool?

    He needs to stay out of GQ and try to be an NFL QB. I cant believe he is still running his mouth like an imbecile.

    I would imagine Jets fans are sick of it and ready for Geno to have a crack at it?

  33. “I put my money on my Elf.” Sanchez told a group of stunned reporters. He continued with “Elfin’ Magic will really help my game.” Sanchez then spun in a circle three times before falling off the podium, landing directly on a technician’s butt.

  34. The Jets have the Bucs, Bills and Titans all in the first 4 weeks I would let Geno start and try to build his confidence with a couple of wins. After week four the Jets are looking at a pretty brutal Oct and Nov, I don’t think either of the Jets QBs could put up a wins in those games.

  35. Can someone please tell me how this team can draft 2 QBs years apart and still suck big time.!!!!!! Who really is running this circus.????? How can loser management look in the mirror everyday and say yes to a good job. Start the circus music any time. First song Send in the clowns.

  36. I think the boldness of Sanchez’s comments may have been fueled by Geno Smith pulling a no show at Sanchez’s charity event for no good reason. I think it will be close mainly because they are both bums and the starter will be the guy who doesn’t lose the spot as opposed to going out and winning it.

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