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Despite crowd at QB, Mark Sanchez says there's 'no doubt' he expects to win Jets' job

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    New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez talks to reporters during a locker room availability at their NFL practice practice facility in Florham Park, N.J., Thursday, May 2, 2013. The Jets may have cut Tim Tebow but their situation at quarterback is far from settled. New general manager John Idzik says Sanchez, David Garrard, Greg McElroy, Matt Simms and second-round draft pick Geno Smith are all candidates to be the starter. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)The Associated Press

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    New York Jets quarterback David Garrard, left, talks to reporters during a locker room availability at the team's NFL practice practice facility in Florham Park, N.J., Thursday, May 2, 2013. The Jets may have cut Tim Tebow but their situation at quarterback is far from settled. New general manager John Idzik says Gerrard, Mark Sanchez, Greg McElroy, Matt Simms and second-round draft pick Geno Smith are all candidates to be the starter. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)The Associated Press

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    New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez talks to reporters during a locker room availability at the team's NFL football practice practice facility in Florham Park, N.J., Thursday, May 2, 2013. The Jets may have cut Tim Tebow but their situation at quarterback is far from settled. New general manager John Idzik says Sanchez, David Garrard, Greg McElroy, Matt Simms and second-round draft pick Geno Smith are all candidates to be the starter. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)The Associated Press

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    New York Jets quarterback Matt Simms talks to reporters during a locker room availability at the team's NFL practice practice facility in Florham Park, N.J., Thursday, May 2, 2013. The Jets may have cut Tim Tebow but their situation at quarterback is far from settled. New general manager John Idzik says Simms, Mark Sanchez, David Garrard, Greg McElroy, and second-round draft pick Geno Smith are all candidates to be the starter. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)The Associated Press

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    In this image taken with a fisheye lens,New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, left, talks to reporters during a locker room availability at the team's NFL practice practice facility in Florham Park, N.J., Thursday, May 2, 2013. The Jets may have cut Tim Tebow but their situation at quarterback is far from settled. New general manager John Idzik says Sanchez, David Garrard, Greg McElroy, Matt Simms and second-round draft pick Geno Smith are all candidates to be the starter. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)The Associated Press

Mark Sanchez says there's "no doubt" he expects to win the starting quarterback job for the New York Jets this season.

Tim Tebow was cut on Monday, but the Jets' situation at quarterback is far from settled. New general manager John Idzik says Sanchez, David Garrard, Greg McElroy, Matt Simms and second-round draft pick Geno Smith are all candidates to be the starter.

Sanchez, with his hair slicked back and wearing a green headband that received lots of attention, says there's "a little fire" inside him as he faces the prospect of a tough competition this offseason.

Garrard says during the first open locker room period Thursday since last season that he doesn't think "any politics" will factor into Rex Ryan's final decision.