Even following the release of Tim Tebow, the Jets have a crowded quarterback situation - but not really. David Garrard and Greg McElroy are around, but the opening starter will be either incumbent Mark Sanchez or 2013 second-round pick Geno Smith . If you ask Sanchez, the debate is even simpler than that. "No doubt," Sanchez said Thursday, when asked if he expects to be the Jets starter. "Of course."
What else would you expect him to say, though it's probably also the truth - assuming Sanchez is on the roster come September. The Jets have not made it easy on the former first-rounder by bringing in distracting competition and not providing the necessary offensive pieces to help with the point-producing. Trading for RB Chris Ivory will help, but major issues at wide receiver and tight end remain, which is another reason why Sanchez is the clear front runner. If the Jets believe Smith is the long-term solution, why potentially crush his confidence by putting him on the field in a brutal situation. Sanchez is a low-end QB in deep leagues while Smith has value as a dynasty play.