Aug 3, 2013; Cortland, NY, USA; New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) throws the ball from one knee during training camp at SUNY Cortland. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Mark Sanchez to Start New York Jets' Preseason Opener

Just a little while ago, coach Rex Ryan named the starter for Friday night’s game against the Detroit Lions. It is none other than fan “favorite” Mark Sanchez. Obviously, I am being sarcastic with the term in quotes. However, both he and Geno Smith will get time with the first team offense during the game. Rex even hinted that the first team might play longer than normal, simply to accommodate both quarterbacks.

Reaction? No big deal either way. People on Twitter, after the decision came out, were actually debating this. Think about it, we are not debating who is playing with the ones, and who the twos. We are debating who gets to play with the ones……first! As long as both guys get time with the starters, to keep the competition fair, that’s all that matters.

Don’t get bogged down in the preseason by who is getting the first drive, the second…etc. Both guys will get their chance to show what they can do, and it will be about the preseason games.

Can’t wait until Friday night.

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  • Frank Antonelli

    I’m sure under Idzik we’ll play the QB that gives us the best chance to win. If that’s Mark then so be it, regardless of the fan reaction. Once we start making decisions based on what the fans want we’re headed for disaster.

    • TheJetPress

      couldn’t have said it better myself

  • matr dontelli iii

    Oh, yeah? Well I wanna see who gets to throw more passes in the game!

    • TheJetPress

      good question too… will be interesting who gets more passes called.

      • matr dontelli iii

        I was being facetious. That’ll be the big deal for the clown media.

  • Paul Newbold

    Hip, Hip, Hooray!! I’m at the point I don’t much care who the starter is, lets just play some football! I’m growing weary of the “great debate”. I’d much prefer to know who the starting safety is! Or who will back up Powell? Maybe the way to solve this growing QB controversy, (competition) is to clear the locker room and give them boxing gloves,winner take all! Not the way to choose a QB, but at least all this QB hype will be over!! May the best man win….and quickly!!

    • TheJetPress

      I don’t disagree..let’s just get it done

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