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.â†µ
“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.â†µ
“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.”â†µ
“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.â†µ
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.â†µ