Earlier in the day, the Jets wrapped up their full-squad OTA practice, with all eyes glued to the Mark Sanchez-Tim Tebow “battle,” still in its infancy stage.
I say infancy because it’s not too compelling when it’s still May and the players are in shorts, but the media — and thus the world — got its first look at both quarterbacks in action, so we’ll take what we can get.
Anywho, Sanchez ended up faring much better, according to the beat writers, completing more passes than his much-discussed counterpart, who tossed two picks.
To no one’s surprise, there were a blitzkrieg of reporters surrounding Jets HQ, hyping up the competition with much hyperbole and fervor. Things were relatively calm until Sanchez’s agent, Brian Murphy, chimed in, primping up his client while simultaneously setting the Twitter-verse ablaze.
It’s hard to disagree with Murphy’s assessment; Sanchez did look sharp, and, to put it bluntly, is the better quarterback. (Just ask Joe Namath.)
But it is a bit shocking to see his rep basically diss Tebow in a public forum, knowing the legion of Tebow-maniacs would take umbrage with his tweet.
Realizing that, Murphy backtracked a short while later.
That’s a 180 if I’ve ever seen one.
The truth is, this is just barely the beginning. There will be countless stories such as these to write about and discuss over the water cooler in the months ahead, especially when things ramp up during training camp and into the preseason.
As fellow teammate Bart Scott so eloquently put it, “Can’t wait!”
… Or, can I?
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