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?

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