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08:05 AM ET 03.22 | In this case, actions scream louder than words. The Jets can say anything they want about how much they love Mark Sanchez, but you know they don't work this hard and risk looking this bad for a backup quarterback, to bring in a rock star such as Tim Tebow and tell him to go wait in the wings. To sing backup or be one. "Mark Sanchez is, has been, and will be our starting quarterback," Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum is saying on a conference call at about 10:40 Wednesday night. ... It's not as if the Jets give away the store to get Tebow here from Denver. But whatever the Jets say they are doing, or think they are doing, they have created their very own quarterback controversy.

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March 22, 2012  08:13 AM ET

Tebow will take Sanchez's job by week #3.

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March 22, 2012  08:18 AM ET

This about Ticket sales, Public Relations, selling Jet Shirts & controversy, not about winning? Like Avis Rent a Car they will always be #2 in NY!

March 22, 2012  08:22 AM ET

The Saints would like to thanks the Jets for this little distraction.

March 22, 2012  08:23 AM ET

"Mark Sanchez is, has been, and will be our starting quarterback," Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum is saying on a conference call...

Poor phone connection, and a bad transcription. What Tannenbaum really said was "Mark Sanchez is a has-been."

March 22, 2012  08:28 AM ET
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Tebow will take Sanchez's job by week #3.

And by week #4 it will be given back to Sanchez.

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March 22, 2012  08:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Tebow will take Sanchez's job by week #3.

...of the preseason...

March 22, 2012  08:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

...of the preseason...

Word. The leadership skills and work ethic between the two, is like apples and oranges. It won't take long to see.

March 22, 2012  08:36 AM ET

Who doesn't love the circus, besides the guy who gets shot out of the cannon.

March 22, 2012  08:39 AM ET

It feels like the jets have taken the giants thunder.

March 22, 2012  08:41 AM ET

Actually this DOES make some sense.....Sanchez is actually good for about half a game, any longer gives him too much opportunity to make a bad decision.... by platooning him and Tebow running the Wildcat, they have a better shot at winning... ;)

March 22, 2012  08:41 AM ET
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Tebow will take Sanchez's job by week #3.

Watching a game where Tim Tebow performed his magic: 57 minutes of screaming at the TV because the offense plays so poorly you can't believe it, followed by 3 minutes of screaming at the TV because you can't believe what just happened.

Enjoy it, New York. It was definitely better than 60 minutes of Kyle Orton's predictable mediocrity, but I don't think you'll call it championship football.

March 22, 2012  08:41 AM ET
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"Mark Sanchez is, has been, and will be our starting quarterback," Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum is saying on a conference call...Poor phone connection, and a bad transcription. What Tannenbaum really said was "Mark Sanchez is a has-been."

Yep. "Mark Sanchez is a has-been, and Tebow will be our starting QB." The static must've been terrible for everyone to get that confused.

March 22, 2012  08:42 AM ET

If the Jets had TOTAL faith that Sanchez was the guy and could lead the team to the playoff's they would have passed on Tebow. The Jets had to give Sanchez that contract to cement him until they find a replacement.
The Jets understand that they must be a running and passing team and that the only passing part with Sanchez won't get it done. If Sanchez has a solid run game to work with he can survive otherwise its Tebowmania time.

March 22, 2012  08:45 AM ET
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Who doesn't love the circus, besides the guy who gets shot out of the cannon.

Well, there's the guy who walks behind the elephants with a shovel...

March 22, 2012  08:57 AM ET

The Jets are desperately seaching for a hero... Keep looking

March 22, 2012  09:00 AM ET
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The Jets will be remembered, as for the team that shows all other teams what not to do as a team

I agree

 
March 22, 2012  09:01 AM ET

And no doubt it will be a QB controversy, one that is not going to end well for thin skinned Sanchez. Sanchez is not nearly good enough of a QB to withstand the inevitable calls for Tebow from the Jests fans, which will surely happen about the time Sanchez throws his first incompletion. It will be good tv, and as a Patriots fan nothing will make me happier to see the Jets go down in flames... Love this.

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