Now, that Tim Tebow is officially a part of the New York Jets organization and introduced himself to the media on Monday, the debate between Tebow and incumbent starting quarterback Mark Sanchez will rage on. Though, it seems the Jets front office is trying to push Sanchez -- both mentally and possibly physically out of his starting job -- the Jets' starting QB says, he doesn't feel threatened by the move.
"We’re adding another player and were not replacing anybody," Sanchez said during a conference call from California. "I mean, he’s here to help us and I’m confident in my abilities. I know the team feels the same way about me. They have belief in me. … I’m not worried about losing my spot."
Sanchez admitted to not watching the Tebow press conference on Monday, but instead he was throwing and working out.
When asked if he will worry about fans calling for Tebow if he struggles early in a game, Sanchez brushed off that question as well.
"That stuff happens whether you’re Tim Tebow or not," Sanchez said. "They call for the backup any time you’re not playing to your potential, so that’s just part of the job if you’re not playing well."
Meanwhile, for those fans curious as to why Sanchez wasn't asked about the trade beforehand, check this from head coach Rex Ryan:
Rex Ryan on why Sanchez wasn't consulted before Tebow trade: "Mark's job is to play QB... Not to be the general manager." #nfl— Manish Mehta(@TheJetsStream) March 27, 2012
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