Mark Sanchez happy with Tim Tebow

Updated: April 20, 2012, 1:35 PM ET
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Now that New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez has spent a few days working out with Tim Tebow, what does he think of his new teammate?

So far, Sanchez is pleased with Tebow's effort in the team's offseason conditioning sessions, he told fans at a paid appearance Thursday night at Westchester Mall in White Plains, the New York Post reported.

"He's been as advertised, as good of a guy, if not better, than anybody said," Sanchez said of Tebow, according to the Post. "So, he's been a great addition so far. I'm thrilled to work with him."

When he arrived in New York, Tebow, whom the Jets acquired in March from the Denver Broncos to back up Sanchez -- and, some have speculated, to give Sanchez a competitive push -- said he would work hard in the weight room.

So far, Tebow has done just that, Sanchez said, according to the report.

"From a competitor standpoint, he's great," Sanchez said, according to the Post. "He's what you want in an offseason program -- working hard, competing with the guy in the weight room. This is a big, strong guy, so it's good for me.

"That's been one of my goals this offseason -- putting on a little more muscle mass. I've taken a beating during the season. It's been a good transition and Tim's been great," Sanchez said, according to the report.

Sanchez took questions from the audience and signed autographs, but declined to speak with a reporter, explaining his handlers were not allowing him to conduct interviews, the Post reported.

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