Earlier this season there were some reports that Tebow might request a trade at the end of the year should he not get the opportunity to start.
Earlier Woody Johnson was on CNBC to talk politics, and the topic of his QBs came up, via the Star-Ledger.
“Will we keep Tebow? Absolutely,” Johnson said. “He’ll be with us for three years, and I think he’s going to be a real valuable asset in terms of helping us win games.”
Johnson also backed Mark Sanchez in the interview and said that there’s no plans to supplant him as the starter anytime soon.
“I see the same things in Mark Sanchez that I saw when I first met him,” Johnson said. “He’s still a young quarterback, this is probably the most difficult position athletically and mentally that there is in all of sports.”
He said that he wasn’t trying to bolster Sanchez’s confidence by saying these things, but that “we think he’s that good.”
When asked if he would never consider a switch at quarterback, Johnson said: “Never is a long, long time period.”
It’s good to see that whether or not the Tebow trade thing was realistic from Tim’s camp, Johnson’s expectation is that Tebow will play out his contract with the Jets.
It’s obvious that it’s the terms and role by which Tebow will play out the contract that is the real question. I agree with the assessment that the Jets Wildcat has been a distraction and, as we saw on Monday is both productive but maybe more counterproductive so far.
It was good to see the coaches leave him in for more than one play at a time, but to use Tebow and then switch back to Mark Sanchez on a 4th and inches seemed strange, as if it was a setup or damage control, or both.