President Obama: Jets Fans Should Be 'Pretty Nervous' About Sanchez-Tebow

Even President Barack Obama seems to be swept up in Tebow-mania, weighing in Thursday on the New York Jets quarterback situation with Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow splitting time.

↵

“I gotta tell you, I don’t like the idea of a quarterback controversy at the start of a season, so if I was a Jets’ fan, I’d be pretty nervous,” Obama told 97.1 The Fan in Columbus, according to Newsday. “Sanchez is not Tom Brady yet, but he led them to the playoffs two years in a row."

↵

Obama, an avid sports fan, went further.

↵

“I think Tim Tebow seems to be a wonderful young man, and he’s got just a great winning attitude,” said Obama, who was in Ohio for a campaign event. “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,” he added.

↵

The Jets are saying all the right things about the Sanchez-Tebow combination. The president happens to be right, though. It's an awkward situation, a split that has never worked at the NFL level. It will be fascinating to watch it play out.

↵

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation New York

You must be a member of SB Nation New York to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation New York. You should read them.

Join SB Nation New York

You must be a member of SB Nation New York to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation New York. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.