Joe Namath: "I Don't Think the Second Guy Really is Tebow"

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February 4, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; NFL former quarterback Joe Namath on the red carpet at the inaugural NFL honors red carpet and awards show at the Old National Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-US PRESSWIRE

Joe Namath, the greatest living Jet, is never one to shy away from making comments about the team, good or bad. He has been particularly critical of the move to bring in Tim Tebow, calling it a “publicity stunt”. Last night, he went further, talking about whether or not Tebow could step in if Mark Sanchez went down with an injury:

“God forbid something happens to Sanchez. See, this is where I’m confused. I don’t think the second guy really is Tebow,” Namath told ESPNNewYork.com on Tuesday night.

He believes that Greg McElroy would be a better fit to step in and take the majority of the snaps, unless Tebow can pass “better” and “quicker”.

“I don’t think he can consistently play the quarterback position as we know it as opposed to the Wildcat without improving his passing accuracy,” Namath said of Tebow. “You’ve got to be more accurate than that today, and Tim’s got a big motion. He’s working on it, and he can improve it. So that remains to be seen.”

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