New York Jets fans don’t appear to be very supportive of quarterback Mark Sanchez.
Saturday night the Jets held their “Green and White” scrimmage in front of 6,000 fans, and an interception from Sanchez to Antonio Cromartie caused boos to erupt from the crowd who hasn’t forgiven him for what was a disappointing 2012 season.
Sanchez, who has been under fire this entire offseason in New York, is currently in a battle with rookie Geno Smith, and the way things appear to be going the rookie seems to have an edge at this point through training camp. Â According to the New York Post Smith was in on three drives with the first team compared to just one for Sanchez, which certainly doesn’t bode will for the veteran QB.
He did manage to finish with one big play at the end of the scrimmage, hitting wide receiver Stephen Hill on a 57-yard pass down the sideline for a touchdown.
Head coach Rex Ryan said that he’s more interested to see how both players fare Friday night when the Jets head out to Detroit to take on the Lions.
âThis is just one opportunity to come out here and compete,â Ryan said. âCertainly this is really the beginning stages, if you will, of the competition. It will be interesting when we go to Detroit [Friday] and start playing some live preseason games.â