Mark Sanchez hasn’t learned, takes familiar shot at Tim Tebow

By Mark W. Sanchez

   April 26, 2015 | 1:08pm
 
Tim Tebow’s resurrection is upon us, but one Doubting Sanchez remains.

After the most polarizing player in football signed with Philadelphia last week, reuniting him with Mark Sanchez, the incumbent Eagles backup spoke condescendingly of Tebow’s role with the team.

“He’s obviously a great guy, he works hard. And we needed another guy to throw while Sam’s [Bradford] still recovering,” Sanchez told CSN Philly on Friday about Tebow, who has been out of football for three years after his failed Jets stint. “So that’s the reason [for the signing], at least as explained to me. We’re excited about the upcoming year, and I think we have a great group.”

Tebow serving as just another training-camp arm is unlikely; his arm, after all, is his most criticized football attribute. While no one can say for sure what Chip Kelly is planning, rendering the former Heisman winner a pedestrian understudy job while ignoring his physical tools seems unlikely.

The odd remarks echo Sanchez’s thoughts when Tebow was dealt to the Jets in 2012. After three years of suspect quarterback play, the Jets brought in the virtuous signal-caller as a Wildcat option and quarterback competition, though neither sat right with Sanchez.

“I’m not worried about losing my spot,” Sanchez said that year after the ill-conceived deal that ushered in Tebow and eventually ushered out GM Mike Tannenbaum. “I think Mike and Rex [Ryan] have been absolutely clear on the purpose of the signing. It’s to add a new wrinkle to our offense and not to replace anybody.”

While Tebow didn’t do the honors of ousting Sanchez, Geno Smith (and a horrific Puppy Bowl) did the next season.

For the Eagles part, they have insisted Tebow is a fascinating specimen, one who is not a stunt or savior, but just another potential weapon.

“We brought Tim in for a workout,” Eagles vice president of player personnel Ed Marynowitz told CSN Philly. “Obviously we were intrigued with what we saw there. We saw a player that had improved from the last time that we saw him live, which was when he was here with New England. We had some conversations, some discussions, and we felt it was an opportunity to bring in somebody that could compete for a spot. We’ve got 68 players that are on our football team right now. Tim is one of them.”

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3 Responses to “Mark Sanchez hasn’t learned, takes familiar shot at Tim Tebow”

  1. ck says:

    Look up “Horrific Puppy Bowl” to find out the REAL Sanchize who doesn’t like being put in w/2nd string offensive at,according to him, meaningless 4th quarter! This is why they are going to need TEBOW WHO IS CLUTCH!!!

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