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After Mark Sanchez failed to get the Jets over the proverbial AFC Championship bump two years in a row, he was expected to finally ascend it in 2011. After an 8-8 record, capped off with a three game losing streak to end the season, Sanchez was rewarded with a contract extension.
It seemed as though the Jets were going to go with Sanchez for 2012, but then opportunity struck when John Elway's Broncos signed Peyton Manning, allowing him to trade away his competition for most popular Bronco quarterback, Tim Tebow.
Tebow was sent to the Jets and, since then, a flurry of rumors have been spreading about which quarterback will be under center.
Rex Ryan and Woody Johnson say that he will be a Wildcat quarterback, while Tim Tebow (reportedly) and Skip Bayless think he can win the starting role.
Either way, Tebow is getting playing time, no matter what.
Therefore, the real question is, who will end the season as the Jets quarterback?
Sanchez will start, but will be given a short leash by the fans, and when he starts to make mistakes, Metlife Stadium will be rocking with chants for Tebow. Considering fan demand worked in Denver, it's a matter of time before it works in the Big Apple. After all, it worked for Jeremy Lin, right?
Winner: Mark Sanchez (barely)