This year was going to be different, the front office claimed. The leaks would stop, Woody Johnson declared. It took under 24 hours from the Jets' first open practice for an unnamed player to tell a reporter that most of his teammates don't want Mark Sanchez at quarterback.
The player, who requested anonymity, told CBS Sports's Mike Freeman:
"Everyone on the team likes Mark personally but there's a general feeling among some of the players that maybe it's time to give someone else a chance." The player went on to say that he estimates that 80-90 percent of the team feels the same way he does.
This comes a day after the first OTA open to the media, one that didn't go well for the incumbent. In 11-on-11 drills Sanchez went 6-for-11 with three interceptions and one sack. The Post couldn't resist the cruel lede, "Mark Sanchez is hitting midseason form in May." (Geno Smith wasn't much better, going 3-for-10 with one INT and one sack.)
Marty Mornhinweg has indicated that he'd like to have the quarterback competition decided by training camp. So we hope every anonymous Jet throws someone under the bus before roster cuts begin.