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Friday, March 23, 2012
QBR: Mark Sanchez vs. Tim Tebow

By James Walker

New York Jets starting quarterback Mark Sanchez outperformed teammate Tim Tebow last season, according to the Total Quarterback Rating. But it's not something to brag about.

Both quarterbacks were among the five worst in QBR in 2011, according to ESPN's Stats and Information. Sanchez was 29th out of 33 quarterbacks with a 33.6 QBR. Tebow was 31st with a 27.2 QBR with the Denver Broncos. Blaine Gabbert of the Jacksonville Jaguars and Curtis Painter of the Indianapolis Colts were the only quarterbacks with worse ratings than Tebow.

According to the QBR, the Jets have the worst quarterback situation in the NFL. I don't necessarily agree with that, but there are a lot of questions.

Confidence doesn't seem very high in Sanchez as a starter. According to our recent AFC East poll, about 55 percent believe Tebow will replace Sanchez next season.

Sanchez and Tebow have never been stat-heavy quarterbacks. But they have proven they can win games -- even big games in the postseason. They need to help the Jets win together in New York.