9 Most Controversial Training Camp Battles This Year

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9 Most Controversial Training Camp Battles This Year
Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports
Quarterbacks Geno Smith and Mark Sanchez will be battling throughout training camp.

With NFL training camps beginning this week, it's time for controversies to begin dominating the headlines. 

While controversy is usually viewed as a negative, it can be a good thing for some NFL teams. It can force players to play their best or cause a team to rally around an underdog on the preseason roster.

Of course, it can also have the opposite effect by bringing unwanted attention to a team.

Controversy can arise from a team drafting a rookie to compete with a proven veteran, a player with character concerns looking to push for a starting job, or a number of other reasons.

Let's look at the nine most controversial NFL training camp battles about to get underway.

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