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As the Jets try to clean up their mess, the one consistent question that remains is what will the team do about 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 was speaking from the Pro Bowl, and according to NFL.com, he doesn’t think Sanchez was the problem at all.
“We have confidence in Mark,” Cromartie said Friday after the AFC team’s morning walk-through. “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,” Cromartie said about Sanchez. “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.”
One thing Sanchez can never accuse some of his more vocal teammates of is not supporting him.
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