Plaxico Burress downplays the passing ability of Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow
After taking two years off from football, Plaxico Burress was able to convince the Jets to give him a shot last season. Overall, you could argue that it paid off. Burress caught 45 passes for 612 yards and was a strong red zone threat with eight touchdown receptions. Despite his moderate success, it doesn’t sound like Plaxico enjoyed himself all that much in New York.
When asked if he believes Sanchez is a Super Bowl caliber quarterback during an appearance on ESPN’s “First Take,” Burress hardly had anything overly positive to say about his former teammate.
“They just paid him so I think they believe he is,” he said according to the NY Post.
When pressed further, Burress said he thought the Jets defense is good enough to get them to a Super Bowl but would not say that Sanchez is. While he also said the addition of Tim Tebow should help because Tebow is a competitor who will push Sanchez to improve, Plax indicated that the Jets have created a boring environment for receivers.
“As a starting wide receiver in the NFL, you walk out there on Sunday and line up,” he said. “It’s not Peyton Manning back there.”
Burress isn’t the only one who feels that way, and many believe Santonio Holmes is a ticking time bomb in New York because of the lack of fire power the Jets have in the passing game. Hopefully Joe Namaith’s new opinion of Sanchez is accurate. Otherwise, it could be another long season offensively for the Jets.
H/T Pro Football Talk
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