Mark Sanchez took the high road last season when it came to all Tim Tebow-related matters, but the fifth-year quarterback recently intimated that the Jets were as responsible as anyone for all the Tebow hype.

“I just don’t know if it was the best situation for either of us, but you play with the cards you are dealt with and do the very best you can,” Sanchez said of the coverage surrounding Tebow on Fox Sports Radio’s Petros and Money show this week. said of the Tebow media coverage on Fox Sports Radio this week.

“Well, I think part of that, too, is ESPN didn’t necessarily sneak in overnight at our training camp,” Sanchez added about the daily on-site coverage by the cable outlet in Cortland, NY, last year. “They had to get permission to go. You can avoid that stuff on your own if you like, in my opinion, but he’s a popular guy and people gravitate towards the guy. He’s a special person and a heck of a competitor, so people want to know what’s going on, but that’s all I got on that.”

Sanchez said he has a good working relationship with Tebow.

“It’s cool. We’re good,” Sanchez said. “He’s a nice guy. He works hard and that’s good. It’s honestly, after the shock of the whole thing, was something you were going to have to deal with. I’m dealing with it the best way I can and trying to stay positive about the whole thing, and I think it’s not on my mind. I’m concerned right now with learning a new system and being the best quarterback I can be, and hopefully that helps the team.”

Although Tebow is still on the roster, sources told the Daily News earlier this week that the Jets are still trying to trade him. Tebow is expected to be released at some point after the draft if he isn’t dealt. He’s not expected to be a part of the quarterback competition with Sanchez and veteran David Garrard in training camp.