Sanchez is confident he will win the job, and has every right to be Dan Leberfeld

Does Mark Sanchez think he will win the Jets starting quarterback job?

“Absolutely,” he told reporters at Jets West.

“When it comes down to a competition, I just put my money on myself,” Sanchez said. “And bet on myself and go play and go win the job. So if that’s what it’s going to be like, it’s been clear that’s what it is, all right, let’s go.”

He should be confident. Geno Smith has a lot of potential, but he’s a major project who is very raw right now. And Greg McElroy isn’t even in the competition. Rex Ryan clearly doesn’t like McElroy.

So with Smith not being ready, and McElroy not even a consideration, Sanchez is the prohibitive favorite to win the Jets’ starting quarterback job.