Now that the Jets have traded for Tim Tebow, Mark Sanchez finds himself in a wee bit of a quarterback controversy. Joe Montana knows all about quarterback controversies. Montana had to fight off Steve Young for several seasons after the 49ers traded for Young in 1987. Comparing Sanchez’s situation with Montana’s might be quite the stretch. Montana already had two Super Bowls by the time Young came in and was solidified as the starter, even when Young excelled in back-up duty.
But for now, Sanchez still has the starting gig in his grasp, and Montana believes Sanchez should stay confident because he has the talent edge over Tebow.
“Mark is a better player right now and that’s it,” he wrote in an email to the New York Daily News. “As long as Mark believes in himself and plays, it’s not an issue. It’s more of an issue for those of you who write, or blog or tweet and all the other methods of delivering content.”
Sure, Sanchez is a better quarterback than Tebow, but does he have the support in the locker room that he needs to succeed? Tebow could step in and probably have greater respect from the guys in the huddle because Tebow can have that kind of effect on people. But mostly because Antonio Cromartie doesn’t play offense.
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