Fan Fuel: Will Mark Sanchez keep his starting QB job?

With the 2013 NFL season set to kickoff on September 5, Fan Fuel's Jovan Alford looks at the one burning question facing each club. Today, the New York Jets and who will be their starting quarterback for Week 1 and beyond.
August 1, 2013, 1:28 PM

BY JASON MENKVELD – FAN FUEL BLOGGER

The New York Jets staff has been quite busy the last few days as they’ve lost cornerback Aaron Berry and wide receiver Santonio Holmes to injury. The biggest story for their training camp however is whether Mark Sanchez will remain the starting quarterback.

Sanchez accumulated a total of 13 touchdowns, 18 interceptions, and 2,883 yards last season. I believe Sanchez will certainly improve on last season’s numbers but now he’ll have some serious competition for starts this season. Jets QB Geno Smith and Greg McElroy will certainly put up a fight for the starting position and present a greater challenge than last year’s backup Tim Tebow.


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For head coach Rex Ryan, this starting QB dilemma is a wonderful problem to have. It gives him some much needed depth, and will allow for both players to compete, and showcase their skills.

This dilemma will definitely be one of the major points of discussion throughout the season. I believe this New York Jets team has the right mix of young and experienced players to challenge any team in the league. The younger players will certainly bring a new measure of speed and intensity into the Jets roster.

I can’t wait to see whether or not Sanchez will win out and get the coveted starting position he thinks he’s already won. That being said, I hope that extra confidence doesn’t end up hurting the Jets in the long run. Regardless, I believe it’s going to be a very exciting season for New York Jets fans this year.

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