Mark Sanchez, Chad Henne Competition Jump-Starts Renewed Jets-Dolphins Rivalry

May 18, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

No. 7 versus No. 6.
Both are from big-time collegiate programs in USC and Michigan.
Chad Henne is 25, while Mark Sanchez is just 24.
Henne and Sanchez are franchise quarterbacks that will only elevate the level of play, as well as the rivalry, between two original AFL franchises in the New York Jets and the Miami Dolphins for years to come.
The Jets enjoy a 46-41-1 edge in the overall series between these two clubs, who have only met in the playoffs once, in the AFC Conference Championship in 1982, when the Jets were blanked 14-0.
Between them they have three Super Bowl Championships in six appearances.
Despite the long rivalry and intensity of the contests, few times have both teams competed for playoff spots in the same season.
That should change in 2010.
For the most part the Jets were a team on the decline during the Joe Namath era while Bob Griese was winning two Super Bowls for Don Shula, including a perfect 14-0 season in which G...

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