Whether a quarterback controversy in New York is inevitable or not, Tedy Bruschi feels that it is Tim Tebow’s job to not talk about it. Since his official title at the moment is “backup quarterback,” Bruschi believes Tebow should not have a voice. That voice, he says, needs to come from the starting quarterback and head coach.
“Stop talking to the media so much,” Bruschi said on ESPN’s NFL 32 over the weekend. “You need to disappear, okay, Tim Tebow? You’re not the starting quarterback, it’s Mark Sanchez’s team. I want my voice to come from my head coach and my quarterback — my starting quarterback. That message has to be consistent.
“I don’t want all this competition brewing, and every time you speak and anytime you talk about competition or anything like that, you’re twisting things. I want one voice. One quarterback, not two.”
Damien Woody, who was on the same panel, agreed that Tebow needs to stop worrying about the media stuff and leave it to Sanchez. While their reasoning is sound, we all know it’s not that simple. Tebow isn’t forcing the media to hold press conferences for him, he’s just fulfilling his obligation and giving them what they want. There have been reports that he chose the Jets because he feels he can beat out Sanchez, but he hasn’t exactly been jamming that down the media’s throats. Tebow is too much of a celebrity to disappear completely. The Jets knew that when they signed him.
H/T Pro Football Talk
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