Mark Sanchez's Agent Spot on in His Analysis of Tim Tebow and Jets QB Battle

Sam R. QuinnSenior Analyst IIIMay 24, 2012

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - MAY 24:  Tim Tebow #15 and Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets work out at an organized team activity at the Atlantic Health Training Center on May 24, 2012 in Florham Park, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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In the most recent controversy to come out of the New York Jets camp, Mark Sanchez's agent, Brian Murphy, tweeted this:

No offense media, but of course Sanchez is going to out perform Tim T. Mark is a franchise quarterback and Tim is a great athlete.

— Brian Murphy (@A1Murph) May 24, 2012

Normally, I would say that agents should keep quiet and worry about getting their clients' endorsements and contract incentives, but I agree with Murphy's evaluation of the quarterback battle that the Jets have on their hands.

Well, half of his statement at least.

By no means has Sanchez proved that he is going to be a successful franchise quarterback with the Jets in the future, especially after the team's Week 17 game against the Miami Dolphins, which saw "Sanchize" and the rest of the Jets lay one big, Humpty Dumpty-sized egg on the field.

But he is the quarterback of their franchise and will be looking to resort back to the ways of his rookie and sophomore campaigns, when he rode an extremely stingy defense to the playoffs.

He's 100 percent right about Tebow being a "great athlete." I don't think he meant it as a compliment, though, and was more or less looking to take a subtle shot at Tebow that he could back off of if he received heat from the media.

If your client put up a 78.2 passer rating in 2011, and that was up from the two previous seasons, you probably shouldn't be talking about the abilities of the guy whom he is competing with.

He chose to do so nonetheless, and he's right on in his analysis. Tebow won a few miracle games last season, but he put up a quarterback rating of 72.9, a much less impressive stat than his 660 yards rushing (5.4 yards per carry).

Murphy's criticisms are reminiscent of Brian Urlacher saying that Tim Tebow is a "good running back" (also a spot-on evaluation).

While the Jets don't need any more attention, public spats or controversy, when someone's correct about something, you have to acknowledge it. Brian Murphy is definitely correct about this.