The quarterback battle between Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow has been handled with class and grace by both players.
Former Washington Redskins great Joe Theismann feels Sanchez is handling it all wrong.
“This strikes at the heart of Mark Sanchez’s pride,” he told WFAN’s Joe Benigno on Friday. “He’s gonna get booed. He’s gonna get thrown under the bus. And I want to see what kind of cojones he’s got. That’s I’m looking for. … I’m sick and tired of hearing this nice-guy stuff: ‘Oh, Timmy’s a nice guy. Oh, Mark’s a nice (guy).”
“Hey, if I’m Mark Sanchez, ‘I’m the starting quarterback and it’s great to have Tim here to help us win football games.’ That’s the statement. It’s time for somebody to stand up believe in themselves if you’re a Jet. Enough of this nicey two-shoe garbage. Stand up for what you believe in. You’re the starting quarterback. This guy’s not. That’s the way it is. Deal with it.”
I can’t speak for everything Theismann is saying, I do agree Sanchez has to stand up for himself and display some array of toughness.