New York Jets receiver Santonio Holmes said on NFL Network via the New York Post that he doesn't believe in a two-quarterback system.
The Jets appear to be in the process of having a two-quarterback platoon of sorts, though it remains to be seen if the tandem approach will involve yanking players in and out after a mistake as college teams sometimes do.
Thus far, the plan is for Mark Sanchez to start and be the quarterback the majority of the time, but have package plays for Tim Tebow each week.
"You have to allow one quarterback to get into the rhythm of the game. It starts from the preparation in practice, knowing the first couple of plays that he’s going to take these reps," Holmes said. "It’s getting a feel for coming onto the field with the crowd awaiting you. It’s the making the mistakes early in the game to finishing the game at the end. You don’t just change a guy out because he has a few mistakes early in a game. I think coming into this season we have a lot to expect from [Mark] Sanchez.”
Holmes is right in that Sanchez, or Tebow for that matter, cannot be expected to perform looking over his shoulder after an interception or a bad read. And that is the tightrope Rex Ryan and the Jets will have to walk this season dealing with a ready-made quarterback controversy that could explode at the first sign of distress.
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