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Mark Sanchez's Thoughts on Jets Trade for Tim Tebow and More AFC East News

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 18:  (L-R) Tim Tebow #15 and  Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets stand around before the game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on August 18, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
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Erik FrenzSenior Writer ISeptember 6, 2012

Over the past six months, we have wondered exactly how Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez felt about the New York Jets' trade for polarizing quarterback Tim Tebow. Over the past few days, we have begun to get some answers, or at least some insight.

When asked about owner Woody Johnson's comments that you can "never have too much Tebow," Sanchez quipped (according to the Daily News of New York) that the owner was just "selling seats, man."

We learned from wide receiver Santonio Holmes (via ESPN) that Sanchez's initial reaction to the trade was to say, "Wow, how did this happen?" 

None of this is to say that Sanchez thinks the trade was entirely to sell seats, but it is fair to wonder what the primary motivating factor was behind the trade.

Sanchez has been inconsistent throughout his first three years in the league, so solidifying the backup quarterback position may have been a wise move, but not at the expense of bolstering the offense with a formidable right tackle or equipping Sanchez with weapons at the skill positions. We know the Jets defensive backfield agrees on that much.

Here are more must-read articles from around the AFC East.


New England Patriots

Greg Bedard of The Boston Globe talks about the Patriots rebuilding of their offense over the past few seasons, and what prompted the changes.

Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston reports that the Patriots used the new IR rule on tight end Visanthe Shiancoe and lists the moves the Patriots have made at tight end.


New York Jets

Manish Mehta of the Daily News writes that Mark Sanchez initially reacted to the Jets' trade for Tim Tebow by saying, "Wow, how did this happen?"

Mike Vorkunov of The Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger writes that the Bills still don't know exactly what to expect from the Jets option offense.


Buffalo Bills

Mark Ludwiczak of CBS Sports points out that the Bills offensive line is getting healthy at just the right time.

Tim Graham of The Buffalo News writes about Jim Kelly's change of heart toward Tim Tebow: Where once the Bills courted the quarterback, they now hope for the Messiah to lead to the Jets' demise.


Miami Dolphins

Brian Miller of PhinPhanatic points out that the Dolphins lack talent to show for their heavy spending.

Brian Biggane of The Palm Beach Post writes that Ryan Tannehill vs. Wade Phillips may be the biggest mismatch of Week 1, along with two more observations.


Erik Frenz is the AFC East lead blogger for Bleacher Report. Be sure to follow Erik on Twitter and "like" the AFC East blog on Facebook to keep up with all the updates. Unless specified otherwise, all quotes are obtained firsthand.

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