Tim Tebow is wowing his coaches in New York, following his trade to the Jets after Peyton Manning ousted him from former team the Denver Broncos.
While coach Tony Sparano refuses to divulge his plans for the quarterback, he says that he has been “completely on board” with the trade for Tebow.
The offensive coordinator was handed a potential controversy with the trade, considering the Jets already have a quarterback in Mark Sanchez.
Sparano is seemingly not bothered by the problem though, believing that, while the two will be competitive toward each other, their relationship will be harmonious. He elaborated, saying:
“I’m not concerned about that, honestly. At the end of this whole thing, it’s about trying to find good football players. Mark Sanchez is one hell of a player … and Tim Tebow is a good football player, too. When you put both of those guys in a room, if they’re playing checkers, they’re going to compete and they’re going to go like heck to win. I think the more of these people you can get around your football team, the better off your team is going to be … I don’t think there will be a problem managing it.”
Sanchez first met Tim Tebow in 2010, when he was a coach for the Miami Dolphins. He, along with the other staff members at the Jets, were not very impressed. Sparano seems to have changed his mind, however, saying:
“Fundamentally, Tim has gotten much better. You could see the amount of time he spent at it … He’s completely different now than he was when he came out of college.”
And what does tony Sparano have to say about Sanchez? The coach, predictably, gushed:
“I’m excited about where he is. The only thing I can tell you right now is he’s had a tremendous offseason. He’s gotten himself into good shape. I’ve been really impressed with him.”
While Tony Sparano and the other coaches of the New York Jets seem content with their trade, Tim Tebow will have his work cut out for him to become the Jets main quarterback.
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