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Joe Namath Says Mark Sanchez Better Than Tim Tebow: 'There's No Doubt'

Joe Namath has been openly critical of the New York Jets' trade for Tim Tebow in late March. At the time, he called the move a "publicity stunt." Namath spoke up again Tuesday at the United Way Gridiron Gala in Manhattan, emphasizing that he thinks Mark Sanchez is clearly the better quarterback.

Quotes after the jump.

"There's no doubt about it, at this point certainly," Namath said. "And Mark's going to get better. He's only going into his fourth year. Golly, I remember a team that won a championship with a quarterback in his fourth year. I hope that happens again."

Namath also criticized the Wildcat offense, saying, "only four teams have used (the Wildcat) in professional football, and they were all because they didn't have a quarterback." The comments come after Jets quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh recently heaped praise on Tebow for his mechanics and work ethic.

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