Not only does Nick Mangold think Mark Sanchez should be the Jets’ Week 1 starting quarterback, but the Pro Bowl center believes the rest of the Gang Green locker room feels the exact same way.
Mangold voiced his support for the embattled Sanchez today during a promotional appearance at Washington Square Park, saying his close friend gives the Jets a better chance than rookie Geno Smith of being successful right away this fall.
Asked if the rest of the locker room also hopes Sanchez will emerge as the starter, Mangold nodded.
“I believe so,” he told The Post. “I haven’t walked around with a pen and paper and taken a poll, but from the feeling I get, the locker room wants to win. Whoever gives us the best chance to do that, we want out there -- and at this point, Mark gives us that best chance.”
Sanchez isn't going to give you a lot of help on your fantasy team. He's ranked 32nd and isn't surrounded by a lot of big names. Given the state of the team, going with rookie Geno Smith makes a lot more sense. Selecting Jets on draft day will be a risk.