In a depressed economy, do footall teams compensate with moves? According to Mark Sanchez, the Jets have made a good economical move, when talking about the Tim Tebow trade. In a Friday interview, the Jets starting QB talked about the cost effectiveness of the move.
“You’re always going to have a backup quarterback and this guy can do so many other things,” Sanchez said. “From a business standout, if you’re running a team, and your backup quarterback can do five other jobs, from a business standpoint, you’re saving money. It’s a solid move, just like Brad Smith used to do for us. He returned kicks and punts and did everything, and he played quarterback.”
This may just be the company line, as we know that Tebow is not the typical backup. Sanchez went on to say that Tebow can help with the media scrutiny, with all the attention he draws.
Here are some other points he touched on.
His initial reaction to the Tebow trade:
“I don’t know, that’s a good question. A little curious.”
On coach Sparano:
“It hasn’t been all smiles, he’s a no-nonsense guy. He’s pretty stern, but he’s fair … It’s loud and everybody can hear it. I’m really starting to like him, I’m understanding the system.”
Was there a silver lining from the last game of 2011 in Miami:
“Looking back now, I’m glad it happened that way because we needed to go into this season making changes. If we would’ve played well and won the game … Let’s say I threw five touchdowns and everything was great, do we really solve anything? We didn’t make the playoffs, but is everything okay? Do we solve anything? I don’t think so. It was almost like a necessary evil.”
Interesting stuff out of Mark this morning. As I said, he could just be reciting the company line on Tebow, but I think it’s interesting that he very quick to talk about that he is the backup QB. He says it quickly. It sometimes makes you wonder, is he trying to convince everyone else or himself?