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As the New York Jets try to clean up their mess, the one consistent question that remains is what will the team do about their quarterback Mark Sanchez. Many pundits assume he’ll only be on the roster because of his guaranteed $8.5 million salary this season. Many expect him to get competition.
One of his teammates who’s supported him since the beginning of this mess, Antonio Cromartie, thinks Sanchez will be fine if he just gets more offensive help. Cromartie, speaking at the Pro Bowl, said he doesn’t think Sanchez was the problem at all.
“We have confidence in Mark,” Cromartie said Friday, according to NFL.com. “Like I’ve always said, even with the whole (Tim) Tebow thing, if we’re going to sign Mark to a three-year extension, we need to make sure we put guys around him.
“If he has good, veteran players around him — ones that know how to practice and compete at a high level every day — then you’ll have a better quarterback. But when you don’t have a supporting cast around him, you’re going to get an average or below-average quarterback. That’s what we got.
“He needs a better supporting cast. That’s something the new GM has to look at and evaluate as he’s looking at the roster. He needs to get Mark some help.”
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Many pundits assume he’ll only be on the roster because of his guaranteed $8.5 million salary this season. Many expect him to get competition.
One of his teammates who’s supported him since the beginning of this mess, Antonio Cromartie, thinks Sanchez...
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Following his late-season benching, New York Jets
quarterback Mark Sanchez has several questions surrounding him as the team
prepares for the 2013 campaign. For this reason, New York is expected to
explore alternative options, leading the organization to hold “some very
exploratory, informal discussions” regarding former Oakland Raiders quarterback
JaMarcus Russell, according...