Revis thinks Jets’ QB can lead team to Super Bowl: But who?
When the New York Jets brought in Tim Tebow this offseason the speculation began to swirl as to who would be the starter for Gang Green come September.
In a competition that rivals any political race, incumbent Mark Sanchez has taken the Jets to the brink of two Super Bowl berths with back-to-back AFC Championship appearances. Then, after a roller coaster performance in 2011 that landed the Jets outside of the NFL playoffs, Sanchez was given a contract extension which could only mean one thing; he was their guy. But as fate would have it, the domino effect of Peyton Manning signing with the Denver Broncos left Tebow expendable and in came the Jets to snatch him up, but why? Tebow is the one of the most polarizing athletes to ever play professional sports and his popularity alone is enough to create a quarterback controversy at the first sign of a struggle by Sanchez.
During the Jets OTAs Sanchez has clearly been the better quarterback and will be the starter going in to the 2012 season but the question remains how long is his leash? What happens if he goes out and has one of those four interception games or plays poorly for a three to four game stretch as he did from time to time last season. There’s something about Tebow that makes you want to play him so Mark may start the season, but will he finish it? According to NFL.com cornerback Darrelle Revis shared his thoughts as to which of the two quarterbacks should lead the Jets in 2012.
“I feel very comfortable and confident with Mark,” Revis told the New York Daily News. “This is his fourth year. I’ve been with him since he was a rookie. The guy took us to two AFC Championship Games.”
Revis was then asked if he thought Mark Sanchez could take the Jets to the Super Bowl and he replied with this.
“Yeah, he can, if he got us to two AFC Championship Games at a young age, he can. He’s improved a lot and he’s going to keep on improving. Mark works very hard. This guy is here all the time. Usually here with me. He does what he does. Don’t write him off.”
Revis did the right thing by endorsing Sanchez. With two AFC Championship appearances in his first three seasons the guy is a winner despite being inconsistent. But it’s that inconsistency that could very well have Jets fans calling for Tebow by Week 6. So whether or not Sanchez is the guy take the Jets to the Super Bowl remains to be seen. But if the Jets find a way to get there sometime in the near future, I’d put my money on the fact that Tebow will have had something to do with it.
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