Originally posted on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 5/25/12

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.

No offense media, but of course Sanchez is going to out perform Tim T. Mark is a franchise quarterback and Tim is a great athlete.

— Brian Murphy (@A1Murph) May 24, 2012

It’s hard to disagree with Murphy’s assessment; Sanchez did look better, and, by all accounts, is the better quarterback. (Just ask Joe Namath.)

But it is a bit surprising to see his rep basically diss Tebow in a public forum, knowing the legion of Tebow-maniacs probably would take umbrage with his tweet.

Realizing that, Murphy backtracked a short while later.

Didn’t mean to create a stir nor disrespect TT who has done nothing but excel on football field. This is my opinion and time will tell.

— Brian Murphy (@A1Murph) May 24, 2012

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?

MORE FROM YARDBARKER:
The Worst: NFL Week 2
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Michigan is now all-time winningest program in college football history

Wisconsin Badgers serve notice to Michigan State, rest of Big Ten

Ole Miss Rebels throttle Georgia, remain in New Year's Six bowl race

Broncos brass made right decision on parting ways with QB Osweiler

Wideout Dorial Green-Beckham to become more of a target says Eagles

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Is the NFL actively creating more opportunities for women in football?

Report claims Vikings teammates "upset" over Peterson surgery decision

Check out these bold predictions for Week 3 in the NFL

Jets wideout Brandon Marshall says Week 3 "not" in the cards for him

49ers QB Colin Kaepernick joins high school team for anthem protest

Dodgers honored Vin Scully tonight, and he wrote a letter to fans

WATCH: What are the best WR-CB rivalries of all-time?

Bill Belichick may be forced to get hilariously creative to fill his quarterback slot

CFB Crash Course: Week 4 - No ranking is safe

Where does Landon Donovan's return rank among these notable athletes?

Five sports stadiums that should be renamed

WNBA playoffs head into second round after single eliminations

A 25-year award tour: Celebrating A Tribe Called Quest

YB Box Score: 9/23 - Win totals and the jobbing renaissance

WATCH: Is Anthony Davis the best Kentucky big man in the NBA?

NFL Kickoff: Week 3 - Pity the perpetually rebuilding Browns

Questions from reviewing the Vegas 2016-17 NBA win totals

How James Ellsworth jobbed his way into the heart of the wrestling world

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Where does Landon Donovan's return rank?

WATCH: What are the best WR-CB rivalries of all-time?

Bill Belichick may be forced to get hilariously creative to fill his quarterback slot

Five sports stadiums that should be renamed

WNBA playoffs head into second round after single eliminations

CFB Crash Course: Week 4 - No ranking is safe

A 25-year award tour: Celebrating A Tribe Called Quest

WATCH: Is Anthony Davis the best Kentucky big man in the NBA?

A statistical trip thru Vin Scully’s extraordinary career

Questions from reviewing the Vegas 2016-17 NBA win totals

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker