The New York Jets quarterback conversation is only going to get messier and louder as the season progresses. The team has yet to even play a game but people all across the country are talking about how long it will be until Tim Tebow takes over Mark Sanchez’s spot as the Jets starting quarterback. Everyone seems to have an opinion on the controversy and as a testament to that, even President Barack Obama has chimed in on the situation.
“I gotta tell you, I dont like the idea of a quarterback controversy at the start of a season,” Obama told 97.1 The Fan in Columbus, Ohio per the New York Daily News. . “So if I was a Jets fan, I’d be pretty nervous. Sanchez is not Tom Brady yet, but he led them to the playoffs two years in a row. I think Tim Tebow seems to be a wonderful young man, and he’s got just a great winning attitude. He really steps up when things count.”
“But there’s going to be a lot of tension in that situation. So it’ll be pretty interesting to see how it plays itself out.”
I stand by the belief that there is no controversy in New York but the more people try to create one the more likely it is that one will develop. As it stands now, Sanchez is the starter and Tebow is the backup/personal punt protector. Nothing more. The two have a good relationship and with their personalities it would be surprising if that relationship were to sour.