On Wednesday the trade was made official. Tim Tebow had left the Denver Broncos to become the newest member of the New York Jets.
And while the questions surrounding Tebow are endless -- will he have as large a fan following as he did in Denver, will he like the Big Apple, will he learn to throw? -- our biggest concern is Mark Sanchez.
What will be the fate of Latino sensation and current Jets quarterback Sanchez now that Tebow is in the picture?
Although we're hopeful that this new addition to the Jets will inspire Sanchez to step up his game, we can't help but wonder what if Tebow pushes Sanchez off the team, or out of football?
Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum said late Wednesday, "Mark Sanchez is, has been and will be our starting quarterback." But after last season's late season collapse and finger-pointing at Sanchez, and the volatile nature of New York fans, Sanchez's future might perhaps be a little more unstable than Tannenbaum would like to admit.
And while we're staying positive that both players will contribute to a great Jets season, we've come up with a few career alternatives for Sanchez. Just in case!
Tell us, What Would Sanchez Do? What what do you think Sanchez would do if Tebow takes his place in New York?
Mark Sanchez got close with Larry David at the "Curb Your Enthusiasm" season 8 premiere. Perhaps he was already eyeing television as a future career plan? If he was, he sure was aiming high!
From footballer to Xbox player (xballer?). Perhaps leaving the field might just mean Mark Sanchez is changing games (albeit one that oays much less than his $40 million contract with the Jets)!
This candid paparazzi shot leads us to think Sanchez could take up modeling. Style? Check. Dark sunglasses? Check. Effortless stroll? Check. This might be an easy career path for him as he already appeared in a spread in <a href="http://www.gq.com/sports/profiles/201109/mark-sanchez-gq-september-2011-cover-story#slide=1" target="_hplink">GQ's 2011 September issue</a>.
If Tebow does in fact take over as the Jets' quarterback, Sanchez might decide to take up that whole beach bum thing. <a href="http://www.zimbio.com/Hilary+Rhoda/articles/6/Mark+Sanchez+Supermodel+Beach+Bum" target="_hplink">He's done it before</a>, and we can't say it didn't work out well for him.
Sanchez <a href="http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/sanchez_hits_end_zone_twice_ODpuXFx74QcW5ji2Ju8hMI" target="_hplink">is already a notorious ladies' man</a>, having been associated with Jamie Lynn Sigler, Kim Kardashian, Kate Upton and quite a few more. Admittedly, it's not a career per se, but if he's off the field and with more time on his hands, Sanchez might start to take his playboy, man-about-town role more seriously. Out of the way Jeter!
Years of physical conditioning have provided Sanchez with a fit and flexible body. What better way to stay in such good shape than by sharing his know-how with tens of thousands of overweight Americans?
Sure, he's not on any U.S. Olympic team, but would anyone really mind if he snuck in to the opening ceremony and carried Old Glory for the American athletes?
He's got the chiseled good looks and he's from America, not France... Free of the rigors of NFL seasons, Sanchez would be free to hold high the torch of liberty.