"It's well-documented that I'm not thrilled about playing wide receiver or coming off the field," he said. "But that's just how I'm programmed, and any quarterback is programmed like that. The way I feel about the wildcat really is secondary. I'm a team guy and I'll do whatever it takes to win. If changing a few things up a couple times a game is what we need to do, I'm totally on board."
That's exactly what the Jets want to hear. But will the harmony last? After all, it's only March. The situation the Jets put themselves in will play out over the next several months, leading up to training camp sometime in late-July or early August in quaint Cortland, N.Y., which will likely overflow with fans eager to see Tebow in person.
And, if Sanchez slips up or struggles? That's when the real test will be. After all, the Jets committed to Sanchez when they signed him to a three-year extension a little more than two weeks ago.
"We're adding another player," Sanchez said of Tebow's arrival. "We're not replacing anybody. I mean, he's here to help us. I'm confident in my abilities. I know the team feels the same way about me. They have belief in me. ... So, yeah, I'm not worried about losing my spot."
Now, the Jets have to try to make it all work. They have to decide how much they use the wildcat with Tebow, what they do if Sanchez struggles, how they manage the subsequent public outcry for Tebow and how they keep two young quarterbacks who want to start happy together.
"I really don't pay too much attention to it," Tebow said. "I think the exciting thing is that me and Mark have a great relationship. We have had a great relationship for the last three years. We've been friends. We've texted back and forth. We've talked already. I think we'll have a lot of fun together."
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