Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez says the team was responsible for the excessive Tim Tebow coverage. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images Sport)
New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez has pretty much kept his mouth shut about the circus atmosphere surrounding backup Tim Tebow coming to town last offseason.
Now Sanchez says that the team was ultimately responsible for how they handled the Tebow situation and the excessive coverage that came with it.
“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 about the Tebow coverage, via the New York Daily News.
Sanchez is due $8.25 million next season, part of a five-year, $58.25 million contract signed last year, while Tebow has been rumored to be on the trading block.
More from the New York Daily News report:
“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.”