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Mark Sanchez 'Not Worried' About Losing His Starting Spot to Tim Tebow

Quarterback Mark Sanchez is confident that he will remain the starter.
Quarterback Mark Sanchez is confident that he will remain the starter.Rob Carr/Getty Images
TIM LOLContributor IIIMarch 27, 2012

It's only been a few days since quarterback Tim Tebow signed with the New York Jets.

Already, sports writers everywhere are evaluating how this is going to look for the franchise. Although Sanchez has the starting role as of now, many predict that Tebow will be behind center come fall. 

Tim Tebow underwent a huge press conference early Monday. When asked about the competition with Sanchez, Tebow—who's very familiar with the spotlight—seemed at ease.

"I will give my whole heart to be the best Jet I can be," Tebow said.

Recently, the spotlight has not only been on the former Bronco but also Sanchez, who had not spoken since the trade. Is he worried that he will lose his starting spot? 

Apparently not.

"[The Jets] have belief in me...I'm not worried about losing my spot," Sanchez said in a call from California shortly after Tebow's news conference.

Sanchez has become a hero for Jets fans when he led the team to the AFC Championship game in his first two seasons. His stats have never been above mediocre; he has never completed 60 percent of his passes in a season and he's sitting with 51 total interceptions to only 55 touchdowns.

Sanchez sounds pretty confident about beating Tebow, who turned Denver's season around last year when he became the starter and even beat Pittsburgh in the playoffs. 

Tebow might be closer to Sanchez than he thinks.

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