Sanchez 'thrilled' to be working with Tebow

New York Jets starting quarterback Mark Sanchez has high praise for newcomer Tim Tebow, who is slated, as of now, to be his backup.

Sanchez told the New York Post that he is "thrilled to work with him."

“He’s been as advertised, as good of a guy, if not better, than anybody said,” Sanchez said. “So, he’s been a great addition so far. I’m thrilled to work with him.”

The Jets off-season program began this week, and Sanchez said Tebow is providing good competition in the weight room early on.

"From a competitor standpoint, he's what you want in an off-season program - working hard, competing with the guy in the weight room," Sanchez said.

The bigger question will be how Sanchez feels after the competition moves from the weight room to practice and game reps.

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