Through a series of introductory interviews, general manager John Idzik has made one thing clear: The roster will be built on competition. Players will be challenged for their spots.

This includes the starting quarterback position and Mark Sanchez, who is scheduled to make a guaranteed $8.25 million after a troubling 2012 during which he was benched twice.

Idzik, who was hired less than a week ago, finally got to meet with Sanchez to let him know personally.

"Yeah, I'm comfortable with Mark being a Jet," Idzik said on WFAN Monday morning. "I told him as well, we're going to add competition. ... It's going to help make Mark and everybody else better."

Sanchez, though, should have seen the writing on the wall. One similarity between Idzik and former general manager Mike Tannenbaum was that both intended on pushing Sanchez with new blood in 2013.