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Could Mark Sanchez Be Jets QB Savior?

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - MAY 02:  Quarterback Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets throws a pass during minicamp on May 2, 2009 at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center in Florham Park, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Malcolm DiazCorrespondent IAugust 7, 2009

We can only imagine what the '09–'10 NFL season will bring for the New York Jets. The team has improved in some areas and declined in others.

The biggest question mark is at the quarterback position.

With the subtraction of the legendary Brett Favre, the Jets lost the guy who could complete an 80-yard pass or take the team down the field in two minutes.

They also lost the same guy who threw for six touchdowns against Arizona one week, then followed it up with more interceptions than touchdowns the next game.

But a new tide is on its way in, and it's coming in fast in the form of Mark Sanchez.

Jet fans across the globe want Sanchez to come in and start right away. However, let’s not forget about Kellen Clemens.

With only a few days of training camp down, reports are that Kellen Clemens has a better feel for the system than Sanchez. Sanchez has taken a more conservative approach and has thrown fewer interceptions than Clemens. He has also thrown for a better completion rate.

According to, head coach Rex Ryan and offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer will choose their starting quarterback before the final preseason game against the Giants.

Many think the Jets will make Sanchez hold a clipboard and learn the system for a while before putting him out on the field.

Can Kellen Clemens or Mark Sanchez be the next Kurt Warner? The great thing about football is you never know what the upcoming season may bring.

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