Wherever Tim Tebow goes, the buzz will follow. As far as backup quarterbacks are concerned, Tebow is a solid option. From that standpoint, you can’t blame the Jets for bringing him in despite the media frenzy that goes along with it. If Mark Sanchez struggles or gets hurt, it will be nice to have a guy who has proven he can win games as an NFL starter waiting to be called upon. However, many believe that the Jets simply bought into Tebowmania for attention (see: Namath, Joe). According to the NY Daily News, Giants co-owner John Mara was recently asked if he thought New York was big enough for the Giants and Tebow. His response:
“I don’t know,” he said. “But the David Carr press conference will be tomorrow afternoon, too.”
If the Jets’ decision was based solely on football as their front office has insisted, the press conference would not be happening. By “introducing” a backup quarterback to the media, you’re simply feeding the beast. If I was Sanchez and the team brought in a new poster boy who was going to be listed behind me on the depth chart, I’d have some mixed emotions about it too.
On a side note, Mara’s comment must make David Carr feel pretty small. Mara was making fun of the Jets, but the way he said it is almost like, “yeah, okay, because we’d have a press conference for David Carr, right?” Carr knows he’s not Tebow, but if I was him I’d want to be left out of the heckling.
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