Though New York cut Tim Tebow on Monday, the Jets still have David Garrard, Greg McElroy, Matt Simms and second-round pick Geno Smith to compete with Sanchez for the job. Sanchez said there's "a little fire" inside him though as his role as starter is in serious doubt for the first time since he was a rookie.
Sanchez says the distractions could have been avoided, "but he's a popular guy and people gravitate toward the guy."
The Jets coach says at the NFL meetings Tuesday that the team needs "to get better" at the position." Sanchez struggled mightily last year, and was benched in favor of third-stringer Greg McElroy for a game. New York brought in veteran David Garrard to compete with Sanchez for the job, and anything is possible with Ryan at the helm of this circus.
Sanchez will almost certainly be back, unless the Jets can trade him. If Sanchez returns, he will likely have to compete for the starting job, and the Jets will be in the market for a quarterback in free agency or the draft.
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