Posted July 10, 2013

Mark Sanchez on Jets QB competition: ‘I’m going to win’

Jets QB Mark Sanchez is confident he will win the starting job this season. (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Jets QB Mark Sanchez is confident he will win the starting job this season. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Consider the New York Jets quarterback competition over before training camp even begins, according to the signal-caller who has turned the ball over more than 50 times the past two seasons.

Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez is set to start his “Jets West” passing camp this week with about 15 teammates near his home in Southern California and says he is not worried about training camp and the competition for the starting nod with rookie quarterback Geno Smith.

“When it’s a straight-up competition for the job, let’s roll,” Sanchez said to “It really doesn’t bother me at all. It really doesn’t affect my confidence or anything like that. We’re competing for something. All right, I’m going to win. That’s just how I am.”

Sanchez is 33-29 as a starter in four seasons with the team and he knows if he can’t cut down on the turnovers, he could find himself in another jersey next season.

“I love being here, I love playing here,” said Sanchez. “We’ve tasted success here and we’ve seen that formula work and we’re getting back to that. There was a little adversity last year. Call it a little, call it a lot, call it whatever. It doesn’t affect the way I train, the way I work.”


Even though he is not surrounded with great talent compared to the other AFC East teams to help him get to the next level, Sanchez must still perform under the circumstances and show genuine leadership and maturity.

PigglyWinks 1 Like

Didn't he say the same crap last year? "I'm getting bigger, i'm working out, I'm confident in being the starter..." You cannot blame it on Tebow. Tebow didn't do jack, it was all on Sanchez. 

Sanchez stinks, plain and simple. slap a better QB in there and he'd never be the starter.

pvs 1 Like

......and the teams in the AFC EAST say.....HURRAY!!


( Sarcastically) This is just what every Jets fan wanted to hear!
(Non-sarcastically) This is just what every non-Jets fan wanted to hear!