Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 3/21/12
Mark Sanchez finished his 3rd NFL season as the scapegoat for everything wrong with the New York Jets. They missed the playoffs, lost offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer (who quit/was fired right on the heels of the Jets publicly announcing he'd return for 2012), and were facing a locker room divided through their young QB and Coach Rex Ryan. "Anonymous" teammates were pointing the finger in Sanchez's direction the week the season ended, while the name "Peyton Manning" was being bandied about in dark corners and whispered conversations. Things were looking sour in New York, both for Sanchez and the Jets as a whole. Then, praise be, here comes Tim Tebow to town, the newest storyline for a franchise that regularly makes for interesting headlines. Brett Favre, wars of words with New England, Rex Ryan's "supermodel" wife; you've got to admit, they may not be an elite franchise, but they know how to keep their names in the papers. Like them or hate 'em, New York keeps the soap op...
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