According to quarterback Mark Sanchez, Santonio Holmes was being “dramatic” when he told the New York Post Sanchez was “rattled” by the Tim Tebow trade (Credit: AP Photo)
Earlier this week, New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes said quarterback Mark Sanchez was “rattled” by the Tim Tebow trade. If you ask Sanchez, he disagrees.
“I think [Holmes] made it a little more dramatic. When you read it in the paper, it sounds like a Lifetime movie script or something, [like] he’s talking me off the ledge or something like that,” Sanchez told ESPN New York 98.7-FM. “Anybody in that situation would have a couple of questions about a trade like that. But as soon as I talked to the team, I really started to understand that [Tebow] is an addition, he’s not changing anything. He’s here to help us.”
Sanchez says he’s not the least bit threatened by Tebow, or by anyone else, as No. 2 on the depth chart, because Sanchez knows who No. 1 is.
“I’m the starting quarterback,” Sanchez said. “It’s nice to know that for your confidence, but at the same time, nothing was going to change how I came into the season, mentally and physically. I’ve said it before: Whether it was Peyton Manning or Tim Tebow, it didn’t really matter. I was going to play and I plan on playing well.”
I personally think Tebow will be starting by week eight. After a rough start for Sanchez (with my projection of a 2-5 start), the New York media and fans will be calling for Tebow. As the first-team offense never scored an offensive touchdown this pre-season, it is hard to believe they will suddenly improve.
We will find out tomorrow as the New York Jets take on the Buffalo Bills at 1pm.
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