Jets player, Mark Sanchez was featured on the cover of GQ’s September issue. He spoke candidly about wanting to fight his own coach, shared his recently watched television shows including Justin Beiber’s movie and posed for a spread of sexy photos.
The spread didn’t sit well with a fellow NFL quarterback, who dissed his moonlighting as a model.
“Look at this,” NFL player, Aaron Rodgers told ESPN of Sanchez’s spread in an interview Wednesday. “That’s embarrassing. Page 94 of the GQ thing here. That’s terrible.”
“It’s just not really my style,” Rodgers said. “I like my anonymity. I like my privacy. I like being able to be the quarterback during the week and in the offseason just be able to do what I want to do and not have to be in the public eye.”
Since the public diss, Sanchez responded and made light of the situation.
“I think he was, obviously, making a joke out of it, and that’s fine, giving me a good ribbing like the guys on our team,” said Sanchez in a statement released by the New York Jets. “That’s totally understandable, but I’m just happy that it ended up working out for a good cause and we got to partner with two great companies and one great charity, with Hugo Boss and Tuesday’s Children. It worked out for the better and I can take a little razzing for the way it ended up. I know he’s just joking around, so that’s totally fine.”
In the new issue of GQ, which wasn’t his first time gracing the pages (he posed back in June 2009 too) Sanchez can be seen without a shirt on the field and in a bubble bath but one of the most talked about shots is of him wearing an extra tight pair of white pants inside of a football stadium.
To go with the sexy snaps, was a sizzling interview in which, Sanchez talked to GQ about an incident with his coach, Rex Ryan. Ryan had commented that he would consider benching the star athlete, to which Sanchez said he wished Ryan wouldn’t have been so honest. “I wanted to fight him,” Sanchez told the magazine. “I was really mad.” Sanchez also revealed his love for Broadway shows, even comparing the Broadway performers to himself. “Their life is so regimented—like mine. They have eight shows a week. They have to take care of their bodies, stretch, eat right, take care of their voices. You know, their voice is like my arm.”