Mark Sanchez is an easy target nowadays, considering how poorly he has played for the 3-6 Jets. But the other quarterbacks in New York aren't getting much respect, either.
Sanchez' backup, Tim Tebow, continues to see limited action, and that's just fine with some anonymous Jets players, who criticized Tebow to the New York Daily News.
"He's terrible," a defensive starter said.
"We don't look at him as a quarterback," another starter said. "He's the wildcat guy."
Added a member of the team when asked who wants Tebow to be the starter: "Nobody."
Steelers legend Terry Bradshaw agrees, as he called the Jets' acquisition of the former Bronco a "huge mistake."
"I don't know him, but he just can't play," the Fox analyst said Tuesday on New York sports radio station WFAN, adding, "He is not a difference-maker by any stretch of the imagination."
Bradshaw went on to say that the Jets should give Tebow some time because that would prove his point and quiet the fans.
"They created this monster and they've got to shut it up," he said. "Now your season is shot, so what are you going to do? You know what? Put him in. I don't think Mark would mind. Just put him in, let it go."
Meanwhile, Eli Manning appeared to cross into "elite" territory last season with his second Super Bowl MVP performance, and he started this campaign strong. But in the Giants' last four games, Manning has two touchdown passes vs. six interceptions, and he has no TD passes in his last three games.
“No, he is not one of the elites. Because when I hear the word ‘elite,’ I’m thinking about guys that can make unbelievable plays on the field by themselves,” CBS broadcaster (and former Giants QB) Phil Simms said on CBS Sports Network's "NFL Monday Quarterback."
“There are very few quarterbacks in that category. Yes, Eli has been a tremendous team player. He has been MVP of the Super Bowl twice. I know that. But the way I look at it, the answer is no.”
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