Amani Toomer doesn’t think Mark Sanchez will start the entire season
With the 2012 NFL season a full five months away, people are already speculating about how the quarterback situation in New York will shake out. Now that the Jets have added Tim Tebow to the mix, you have to wonder if Mark Sanchez will be on the shortest leash of his career when the season begins. If Sanchez struggles, the Jets have a backup waiting who has won games at the NFL level. It doesn’t hurt that Tebow is a marketing machine. With that in mind, it is fair to wonder if Sanchez will make it through the entire season as New York’s starter. Amani Toomer doesn’t see it happening.
“I don’t see Sanchez being the starter for the entire season,” Toomer told reporters Monday according to the NY Daily News. “(Sanchez) is not a great quarterback. I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that.”
For someone who has led his team to two AFC Championships in his three seasons as a starter, Sanchez takes a lot of heat. That being said, Toomer is right. Sanchez is not a great quarterback and I don’t think any of the Jets coaches would argue that he is. Not to mention, Tebow isn’t only going to be utilized as a backup. Rex Ryan and Tony Sparano plan to give him the ball up to 20 times a game`.
What happens if those 20 snaps are highly successful? The Jets plan to use both quarterbacks, but if the offense is clicking with Tebow on the field it’s only a matter of time before Sanchez is watching from the sidelines. If you believe Urban Meyer, you shouldn’t be surprised if Tebow takes the starting job from Sanchez at some point.