Mark Sanchez noticed Wednesday that more and more members of the Jets front office are watching his every move as he battles Geno Smith for the starting quarterback job.

And if he was trying to impress them he failed miserably.
With all eyes on him Sanchez completed three of 10 passes in team drills with a touchdown interception and one drop.

The numbers don’t tell the whole story — it could have been worse. He had other throws that were nearly picked off and had safety Dawan Landry been a half-step faster that touchdown could have easily ended up a turnover. On the other hand the drop in his stat line would have gone for another TD had Stephen Hill been able to reel it in.

Rex Ryan tried to put a positive spin on Sanchez’s day saying “Well I'd like to see the numbers higher than that. But it’s kind of good news bad news. It’s good that the defense won on seven of those.”

It wasn’t the day that Sanchez needed considering Smith has outplayed him thus far in camp. Smith was decent Wednesday going 4-for-5 with a sack in team drills but struggled in the 7-on-7 segment although he was certainly better than the fifth-year veteran.