Sanchez Outperforms Tim Tebow On Day 1, Makes His Mark Right Out Of The Gate
CORTLAND, N.Y. (WFAN) - The Jets completed their first training-camp practice on Friday morning, as Gang Green looks to rebound from last season’s disappointing mark and reemerge as a top team in the AFC.
According to multiple reports, Sanchez significantly outshined his backup on the first day. The USC alum hit 2012 second-round pick Stephen Hill for a 40-yard completion on the first play of drills, and finished the day with seven completions in eight tries with the first team.
On the play to Hill, the ball was tipped by four-time Pro Bowler Darrelle Revis, but the rookie managed to snag the ball in the air and make the difficult play.
“Awesome, right out of the gate, too,” Sanchez told The Star-Ledger. “‘Reve’ made a great play to tip it, and Stephen stayed with it. Another great play, something fun, something all of us can kind of rally around.”
Sanchez’s one mistake was an interception thrown to Revis during 7-on-7 drills, but aside from that his performance was crisp.
“Exactly what we wanted,” Sanchez told the New York Daily News after practice. “The pace, the tempo, the excitement. That was perfect. Exactly what Coach (Tony) Sparano was preaching to us last night.”
While Sanchez took 16 snaps on the day, Tebow took 12 — but with the second team. In his short stint, the ex-Bronco completed four of five passes and rushed twice for 15 yards. The newcomer drilled wide receiver Jeremy Kerley with a 45-yard pass that was initially ruled a touchdown, but the play was called back as a result of a false-start penalty.
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