New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez recently shot a commercial for Pepsi MAX and took time out to give his take on preparation for the new season and football’s growing popularity in Mexico. “Not quite as popular as soccer, but it’s big,” the 24-year-old Mexican American said. “There’s fans down there that know who I am, know who other players are and that’s important so we want to thank them for their support and keep them excited about the game.”
Sanchez also spoke about his role as a Latino in the sports industry. “It means the world to me to be able to represent them and it’s important to set the right example,” he said. Sanchez is on the cover of this month’s GQ and looks insanely fine in a fitted green shirt. He opened up to the magazine about what he looks for in a woman. “I can’t help but want somebody that’s, I don’t know, athletic,” the NFL player said. “Somebody who can handle all this, you know, you can help me handle all this—because I’m still learning. Cynically, I think, 'Okay, how is this person going to help me with a Super Bowl?'"