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Jets vs. Dolphins: Tim Tebow refuses to be drawn into QB controversy

New York Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow refused to speak out against his lack of playing time despite the Jets' struggles.


As Mark Sanchez and the New York Jets continue to struggle, the calls for backup quarterback Tim Tebow will just get louder and louder. Jets fans chanted for Tebow during the second half of an ugly 30-9 loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, but coach Rex Ryan stuck with Sanchez throughout.

Sanchez completed 28-of-54 passes for 283 yards and one touchdown to go along with two turnovers. Meanwhile, Tebow played only five snaps on offense, and ran the ball once for two yards. Still, the quarterback refuses speak out against his lack of playing time (via ESPN New York):

"I'm just ready and willing," he said. "Whenever they call my number, I go out there to help the team and (I'm not) listening to what the crowd is saying."

Tebow has only thrown three passes on the season, completing two of them for 32 yards. He has also rushed 22 times for 76 yards. He has seen time at multiple positions, including on special teams, where he missed a key assignment on Sunday that led to a blocked punt that Miami returned for a score.