Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 4/9/12
If Jets starting quarterback Mark Sanchez finds himself a backup next year, he may not be able to say that fans never gave him a chance. A Quinnipiac University poll released Monday showed both general New York State residents and the state's football fans were fine with the trade for Tim Tebow, but they strongly felt Sanchez was the best option as the starting quarterback. Forty-three percent of all respondents said Sanchez should start, against just 16 percent for Tebow. The divide grew even further, with Sanchez picking up 61 percent of voters to Tebow's 19 percent, when football fans responded to the same question. "Mark Sanchez is still number one," said Mickey Carroll, Quinnipiac's poll director. Ever since the Jets acquired Tebow -- whose wild level of popularity helped draw 15,000 people to hear him speak at a Texas Easter service Sunday -- there has been nonstop speculation that his rabid fan base might later pressure the organization into giving him a chance to become ...
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