It was a dominant day for the New York Jets defense Sunday. ESPNNewYork’s Jane McManus reports Jets quarterbacks Tim Tebow and Mark Sanchez both struggled, going a combined 2-for-14 passing in team drills.
Each quarterback completed just one pass against New York’s defense, which finished fifth in the NFL last season. Both quarterbacks were reportedly better in 7-on-7 drills, which is advantageous to the offense because there’s no pass rush.
There is not an open quarterback competition between Sanchez and Tebow, but all eyes still are on the quarterbacks. If Sanchez struggles early during the regular season, the Jets will be pressured to put Tebow in the starting lineup.
Playing against New York’s defense every day is not easy. There will be some growing pains, but the Jets hope it makes their quarterbacks better.