Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 7/20/12
Position battles around the league will really heat up when camps begin at the end of July.  Living up to expectations can be as difficult as the appeals process in the NFL. So far, Mark Sanchez is failing to live up to the hype despite some playoff success. Naming newly acquired quarterback Tim Tebow as the starter before heading in to camp would be the best thing for Sanchez and the New York Jets. With 26 touchdowns last season, Sanchez managed to not be terrible, but he simply couldn't make plays when it counted.  If the Jets want to improve upon their 8-8 record last year, Sanchez has to sit down for awhile. Tebow is the best and worst thing for Sanchez right now. Sanchez is being pushed to work harder with Tebow behind him on the depth chart, but it doesn't necessarily mean he's working smarter.  The fear of Tebow taking Sanchez's job is enough to inspire and motivate Sanchez, but it will cloud his judgment and he will start trying to force plays which could cost the Jets wins ...
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