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Why Dating Kate Upton Would Be Best Thing for Mark Sanchez's Career

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 24: Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets talks on the bench during the second half against the New York Giants on December 24, 2011 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)
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Wes ODonnellFeatured ColumnistFebruary 15, 2012

Mark Sanchez is a rarity these days. He's one of the few people with multiple love interests on Valentine's Day.

Some people have that one special someone and some people, sadly, have no one at all.

But the quarterback of the New York Jets has got himself two.

At season's end, many believed the relationship between Sanchez and Santonio Holmes to be irreparable, but the Jets chose to keep Holmes rather than swallow the $7.5 million they were already into him for. That number doubled when they kept him, so now its a heavy investment at $15 million.

Sanchez chose to ask Holmes if he'd be his Valentine yesterday with this tweet:

Santonio offered no response, but there is no denying that the Jets need these two to get on the same page rather quickly.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 04:  Model Kate Upton attends DIRECTV's Sixth Annual Celebrity Beach Bowl Game at Victory Field on February 4, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for DirecTV)
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Sanchez's other interest, Sports Illustrated cover girl Kate Upton, did have some form of a response. The two haven't been legitimately confirmed as a couple, but even Kate (via TMZ) couldn't deny their ties. When asked if the Sanchize was her mystery man she replied, "I don't know! It's whatever you think!"

What we think is that where there is smoke, there is fire.

While getting on the same page with Holmes is the most important thing for the Jets, legitimately entering a relationship with Kate Upton is something Sanchez needs to do as well.

The 25-year-old quarterback has, at times, been described as immature. He entered the league after only 16 games as a starter at USC and was considered vastly inexperienced.

While his dating and public life have not been considered much of distraction, having some form of grounding could only be good for him.

Kate Upton might be a high-profile supermodel and their relationship would certainly attract attention, but any sign of maturation from Mark Sanchez is a good thing.

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