Mark Sanchez vows to be starter

Updated: May 2, 2013, 5:31 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Claiming he's more motivated than ever, New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez said he welcomes the competition from Geno Smith & Co., vowing to be the opening-day starter for the fifth straight year.

"No doubt. Sure. Of course," Sanchez said Thursday.

Sanchez, challenged for the first time in his career, was upbeat and confident as he faced reporters for the first time since the Jets selected Smith in the second round -- a bold move that fueled immediate ...

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