Young: Sanchez should shake off potential Tebow trade

It’s yet to be seen if the Jets will complete their trade for QB Tim Tebow. But if the former Broncos signal-caller is bound for New York, Jets QB Mark Sanchez could be put off by the acquisition.

In his sit-down with NFL Network, free-agent QB Vince Young said Sanchez shouldn’t take the trade as a slight and instead prove the team was right to give him a three-year extension during the offseason.

“I know it’s tough for him with a guy like Tim Tebow coming to be a part of your team and taking a bit of your fame as a leader,” said Young, whom the Titans released before last season. “But at the same time, it’s a good thing as well. He can help out the running game. He can push you to play even better for your team.”

Young said the move also could prove tough for Tebow, but that such changes are the reality of playing in the NFL.

“Knowing how competitive he is and knowing how much fight and tears he put in for the Broncos, I feel the same way about him,” Young said. “It’s a tough situation, but it’s the nature of the game. As a quarterback, you have to suck it up and go do what’s best for yourself.”

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