Despite sporting a 27-20 career record as a starter and 55 touchdowns to 51 interceptions for his Jets career, Sanchez, and the entire Jets' offense as a whole, has been disappointing (see: 2012 preseason).
Although the Giants have had much more success than the Jets this decade, Gang Green continues to dominate headlines and media outlets.
Enter Tim Tebow.
According to Rich Cimini of ESPN New York, Sanchez's controversial wide receiver Santonio Holmes believes the acquisition of Tebow by the Jets rattled Sanchez:
"I think since Day 1, it was a focus that kind of rattled him a little. I use that word only to say that, 'Wow, how did this happen?' Those were words that came out of his mouth."
Sanchez has had his fair share of ups and downs in the NFL, but having fan-favorite Tim Tebow overshadowing him isn't going to help his psyche.
Once Sanchez throws together a string of bad games, the New York fans will be calling for Tebow, just as Broncos fans did in Denver with Kyle Orton.
That's why I believe Week 6 presents the best opportunity for fans to see Tebow running the show in New York.
Jets begin the season 0-2.
Week 3 will see the Jets play the Miami Dolphins, where I think Sanchez has a good week and earns a win, but follows that up with a loss to the defensive-minded San Francisco 49ers, where Sanchez is mauled by that 49ers' D.
By Week 5, I have the Jets at 1-3, and it doesn't get any better as they host the Houston Texans on Monday night football, where Sanchez is combatted by the Texans' defense on national television, forcing the Jets to make the change at QB.
Will Tim Tebow be the Jets' starter by Week 6?
That makes the Jets 1-4 heading into a home game against rookie QB Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts—a perfect game for Tebow to start his Jets career.
Indianapolis is projected to have a poor defense and Tebow should be able to gain confidence from the home crowd in New York and pull out a victory for the Jets, again forcing the Jets organization to yield to the fans' pressure to continue starting Tebow despite a tough Week 7 matchup at New England.
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