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Former Patriots QB Drew Bledsoe Says Playing for Jets Like Being Sacrificial Virgin


There’s no love lost between Drew Bledsoe and the New York Jets.

The former Patriots quarterback left no prisoners when he went on air to defend former Jets QB Mark Sanchez, who is now the temporary starter for the Philadelphia Eagles.

In a recent interview on ESPN radio, Bledsoe blasted the way the Jets handled Sanchez when he was under center in New York for four seasons before being dumped for the underperforming Geno Smith.

“Going to play quarterback for the Jets … it’s kind of like, you know when they used to take the pretty young virgin up to the edge of the volcano and then just throw them in?” Bledsoe said according to the New York Daily News. “That’s kind of what it is when you play quarterback for the Jets. It just feels bad. Mark had to live with that for a long time. And people threw him under the bus like he was the whole reason for the demise of the Jets. To see him be able to come on to the field in a good system, with good talent and perform well, I’m just really happy for him.”


Bledsoe is no stranger to being replaced by another signal caller. Tom Brady — you may have heard of him — took over as the Patriots quarterback after Bledsoe was injured after a hit from Jets linebacker Mo Lewis in a 2001 game.

Sanchez was pressed into action when Nick Foles, the Eagles starting QB, went down with a clavicle injury.


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