New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez ripped the way the Jets handled the media coverage of Tim Tebow last season while talking with the Petros and Money show on Fox Sports Radio.
“I just don’t know if it was the best situation for either of us, but you play with the cards you are dealt with and do the very best you can,” Sanchez said, per the New York Daily News.
“Well, I think part of that, too, is ESPN didn’t necessarily sneak in overnight at our training camp,” Sanchez added about the daily on-site coverage by the cable outlet in Cortland, NY, last year. “They had to get permission to go. You can avoid that stuff on your own if you like, in my opinion, but he’s a popular guy and people gravitate towards the guy. He’s a special person and a heck of a competitor, so people want to know what’s going on, but that’s all I got on that.”
Sanchez says he has a good relationship with Tebow.
“It’s cool. We’re good,” Sanchez said. “He’s a nice guy. He works hard and that’s good. It’s honestly, after the shock of the whole thing, was something you were going to have to deal with. I’m dealing with it the best way I can and trying to stay positive about the whole thing, and I think it’s not on my mind. I’m concerned right now with learning a new system and being the best quarterback I can be, and hopefully that helps the team.”
I get the feeling Sanchez doesn’t care anymore. He’s taken so much flak over the past few years and knows his time in New York is almost over.