Amani Toomer Expects Tim Tebow To Replace Mark Sanchez As Jets’ QB
Former New York Giants receiver Amani Toomer retired from football in 2009, but he’s been able to stay constantly in the public eye with his controversial comments off the field. Here’s the latest Toomer bombshell: He told the New Jersey Star-Ledger today that he expects Tim Tebow to steal the New York Jets’ quarterback job from Tim Tebow.
“I don’t see Sanchez being the starter the entire season,” Toomer said, adding that Sanchez “is not a great quarterback. I don’t think I’m at a stretch for saying that.”
Sanchez struggled in the Jets’ starting role last season, completing just 56.7 percent of his passes and throwing 18 interceptions. The Jets went 8-8 and missed the playoffs for the first time in the young QB’s career.
Tebow was statistically even worse — he completed a dreadful 46.5 percent of his passing attempts with the Denver Broncos last year — but he went 7-4 as a starter and led his team to a division title.
“Here is a guy who all the people, all the pundits, say what he can’t do, and he can’t play,” Toomer said. “These are guys that he probably looked up to growing up, and all of a sudden you get your opportunity to be on the big stage and all these guys are talking bad about you, all the pundits. And he still, no matter what happens, in the fourth quarter he is there to make plays and win games, and there is something to be said about that. I think the Jets realized that when it happened to them in Denver, so I think they’re fully believing in him.”
The Jets have said publicly that Sanchez is their starter. How long that lasts is anyone’s guess.