Even if Kellen Clemens lights up camp and the preseason, can he possibly win the starting job without Mark Sanchez stumbling? I vote no. Here's why:
-Sanchez is the face of the franchise. He has a $50 million contract and is already appearing front and center in the team's marketing campaign.
-Starting in New York as a rookie is a tall order, but you have to be impressed with Sanchez's makeup so far. He seems capable of handling it.
-The fans love the rookie and want to see him in action.
-If the Jets really thought Clemens could play, they wouldn't have traded up for Sanchez.
-Rex Ryan saw last year a team can have success with a rookie quarterback. He actually endorsed starting Joe Flacco in Baltimore before a lot of the other decision-makers there.
-Ryan's a confident/cocky guy. He thinks his defense is good enough to carry a rookie. Heck, he would relish the challenge.
Unless Sanchez shows himself to be totally unready, I think he gets the nod from day one. What do you think?