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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.

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“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."

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Obama, an avid sports fan, went further.

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“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.”

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“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.

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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.

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