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For all that quarterback Mark Sanchez has done for the New York Jets, it is still not enough.
Sanchez led the Jets to two AFC Championship games in his first two seasons. Last season, the Jets failed to make the postseason with an 8-8 record.
Much of the blame would fall on Sanchez.
Even though he improved his passing numbers--3,494 yards, 26 touchdowns and a 56.7 completion percentage--both the fans and media blamed Sanchez.
Now, Sanchez has to deal with looking over his shoulders. In the offseason, New York picked up last season's media darling,Tim Tebow, to compete for the starting QB job. Tebow was let go by the Denver Broncos after they signed Peyton Manning--who was cut by the Indianapolis Colts.
Although Sanchez will go into training camp as the starter, his psyche will be tested because of Tebow. Tebow won a playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers last season, and many fans are already claiming Tebow as a hero.
Both Sanchez and Tebow bring a different element to the game. Tebow may mentally be tougher, but Sanchez is a better passer.
For the New York Jets to win this season, Sanchez will need a breakout year.