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The final quarterback important to watch this week is none other than Mark Sanchez of the New York Jets.
Had Sanchez's first preseason game continued how it started (he threw an interception early), he would likely be looking at the backup spot. However, he settled down and looked rather good while on the field. He finished the game 10-of-13 for 125 yards, a touchdown and an interception.
The fact that rookie Geno Smith may be forced to sit out Saturday's game due to an ankle injury, according to Seth Walder of the New York Daily News, gives Sanchez a chance to solidify his place atop the depth chart.
A strong performance in Week 2 would likely give Sanchez the starting job to start the regular season. On the other hand, a poor performance would open the door for Smith to displace Sanchez and start as a rookie.