To Binkley family, Sanchez still No. 1

Mark may have been demoted, but QB will forever be first string in Floral Park

Updated: December 21, 2012, 8:38 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

At the Binkley home in Floral Park, N.Y., Rex Ryan's new quarterback depth chart means nothing. Now and forever, Mark Sanchez is No. 1.

Two years ago on Friday, Sanchez spent an afternoon with Mike and Lisa Binkley's son, Aiden, who was 11. They hung out like a couple of old friends, talking sports. That day was the pinnacle of a three-week friendship that made Aiden's struggle with rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer, more bearable.

Professionally, those were the best of times ...

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