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Boomer Esiason: Jets should cut Tim Tebow

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CBS football analyst and former longtime Bengals quarterback Boomer Esiason is not on the Tim Tebow bandwagon. During his weekday Boomer & Carton show on WFAN Monday morning, Esiason encouraged the Jets to release their alleged backup quarterback and personal protector on the punt team.

“I’m just telling you right now, I would [cut Tebow], and I’ll tell you why I would,” said Esiason, who deemed the Jets’ acquisition of Tebow a “major” mistake. “It’s not in any way, shape, or form — I think — benefiting this team.”

The Jets’ trade for Tebow has generated overflowing criticism. It seems like G.M. Mike Tannenbaum and head coach Rex Ryan are begging for a quarterback controversy, although they insist Tebow will be a package player on offense and special teamer only.

Boomer isn’t impressed.

“All you have to do is watch him throw the ball,” said Esiason. “Just watch him. . . .  You can say whatever you want about Tim Tebow. He played some of the worst football that any quarterback has ever played in the history of the game last year, at times.”

And Boomer agrees that having Tebow on the roster poses an unnecessary challenge for allegedly-entrenched starting quarterback Mark Sanchez.

“I just think this whole thing — at least from my perspective right now — in relation to who Mark Sanchez is, your starting quarterback, is a major mistake,” Esiason said.

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124 Responses to “Boomer Esiason: Jets should cut Tim Tebow”
  1. babych99 says: Aug 6, 2012 10:56 AM

    Tell us how you really feel Boomer

  2. riggz91 says: Aug 6, 2012 10:57 AM

    It wasn’t an interview; he hosts a 4 hour morning show in NY. Obliviously he is going to have to give his opinion on Tebow.

  3. bigdaddystyle says: Aug 6, 2012 10:59 AM

    Boomer is Channeling his inner Joe Namath.

  4. denverdave3 says: Aug 6, 2012 10:59 AM

    Not very likely, Boomer. They saw what Tebow did to them last year and they paid a fairly stiff price so he could do the same for them. They will at least give him 6 or 8 games.

  5. TeamBalco says: Aug 6, 2012 11:00 AM

    Move Tebow to RB and watch him flourish!

  6. buckhuckster says: Aug 6, 2012 11:00 AM

    Great input by a NFL Hall of…….oh wait, nevermind.

  7. ningenito78 says: Aug 6, 2012 11:00 AM

    Even though he’s probably right I can’t wait to see him and Carton fall all over themselves to interview Tebow on their radio show when he wins a game for the Jets.

  8. packfaninpackland says: Aug 6, 2012 11:02 AM

    Prett funny comments coming from a guy with a career LOSING record, and, really, except for one or two years was pretty mediocre HIMSELF as a quarterback !

  9. steelbydesign says: Aug 6, 2012 11:03 AM

    “He played some of the worst football that any quarterback has ever played in the history of the game last year, at times.”

    Come on, that’s a joke. And if it is true, who cares? The dude won games.

    As a Steelers fan I saw first hand what Tebow can do if you don’t respect his arm. If I was cutting someone in New York, it’d be Sanchez.

  10. wardawg42 says: Aug 6, 2012 11:04 AM

    CBS should cut you Goldie Locks.

  11. allascowboys says: Aug 6, 2012 11:04 AM

    I did “Just watch him” last year, and it looked like benefited the Broncos.

    Sure, he has a lot of work to do in terms of being a pure quarterback, but to say he does not “benefit” a team is nonsense. His throwing ability does not take away from his leadership qualities.

  12. raider17 says: Aug 6, 2012 11:05 AM

    Dude is a gamer! It’s not pretty, but you have to wait and see what he brings! Dude beat Pitt in a playoff game! Wait and see!

    Al Davis Forever!!!
    Just Win Baby!!!

  13. chillyp says: Aug 6, 2012 11:05 AM

    Boomer, please hold up your hand so we can count those Super Bowl Rings.

  14. gettingpwned says: Aug 6, 2012 11:06 AM

    Well he did play for the bungles and the jets. Tough to have a winning record on those teams.

  15. 1buckeye76 says: Aug 6, 2012 11:07 AM

    whatever packfan… 1988 NFL MVP. he probably still throws a better ball than tebow.

  16. frankpm says: Aug 6, 2012 11:07 AM

    thank you boomer. now let’s hear from scott zolak and kyle mackey on what they think of tim tebow. you know, while we’re eliciting the opinions of irrelevant former jets quarterbacks and all…

  17. knucklebucket says: Aug 6, 2012 11:08 AM

    Rip him for being a mediocre QB or speaking his mind but he is right on the money. I just hope the JETS don’t listen and keep Tebow because it is going to be so fun to watch the JETS implode.

  18. cylondetector says: Aug 6, 2012 11:09 AM

    Patriots fan here.

    This is absurd piling on from Boomer – talk about flogging a dead horse.

    I love when bad things happen to the Jets but this criticism, right now, is silly.

    On one hand he tells is that Tebow is one of the worst QB’s to ever throw a ball, then in the next breath suggets that he might cause a QB controversy.

    Which is Boomer?

  19. chc4 says: Aug 6, 2012 11:10 AM

    Morons like Boomer only increase the media attention when they come out and say what he said. So basically he wants the Jets drama to end while throwing gas on the flames. Brilliant maneuver.

  20. johnmaddenslovechild says: Aug 6, 2012 11:10 AM

    Can I say it… He comes the boom tebow! He knows how to win games but I agree, he had some pretty ugly numbers last year.

  21. snap0179 says: Aug 6, 2012 11:10 AM

    ‘ He played some of the worst football that any quarterback has ever played in the history of the game last year, at times.” with a second runner up of Mark Sanchez

  22. tigerphins says: Aug 6, 2012 11:10 AM

    It’s amazing that someone so good [in nature] can also be such a headache.

    It seems as though the outspoken Tebow and his die-hard followers might ultimately get him blackballed from the league. In football you don’t put religion before the sport; save that for your own time.

  23. rootintootinnootin says: Aug 6, 2012 11:11 AM

    And, Boomer would know a thing or two about bad QB play.

  24. bigbluedeadhead says: Aug 6, 2012 11:12 AM

    Isn’t he essentially making the argument of precisely why it IS OK to have Tebow on the squad? If Tebow’s so terrible as a full time QB as Boomer says, then he should clearly viewed as a package quarterback and not as any threat or disruption to Sanchez. Done and done! (And dumb, as Boomer is..).

  25. grogansheroes says: Aug 6, 2012 11:12 AM

    I have to agree with him. But, I don’t like the Jets, and it is an absolute certainty that the Jets house of cards will come tumbling down this year, bringing Rex and Tanny with it.

  26. mazenblue says: Aug 6, 2012 11:14 AM

    If Matt Millen was a qb, his name would be Boomer.

  27. cleverbob says: Aug 6, 2012 11:14 AM

    It’s pretty common knowledge by this point that Tebow is not a very good QB when it comes to the traditional measurables, but what is the point in calling for him to be cut? This would be unheard of for anyone else in the league unless there were disciplinary or legal complications involved.

  28. cardmagnet says: Aug 6, 2012 11:14 AM

    Boomer is just mad because the Jets cut him back in 1995. He’s as good an analyst as he was a quarterback – mediocre and really only put on that level by riding the coattails of those around him.

  29. tjacks7 says: Aug 6, 2012 11:16 AM

    Id agree if the jets had a franchise QB in place, but Sanchez is horrible too. Now they have the option of picking the least horrible player when sanchez falters.

  30. buchopeful says: Aug 6, 2012 11:16 AM

    Im not for or against Tebow, but Boomer is an absolute idiot… what an inadequate commentator on every level.

  31. ohnothatguy says: Aug 6, 2012 11:17 AM

    Same way Denver couldnt get rid of Tebow without getting someone like Manning to calm the fans down, the Jets had no other way to get rid of Stinkchez without getting a high profile replacement like Tebowmania! Denver fans wont care much about the loss of Tebow thanks to Manning just like Jet fans wont care much when they finally bench Sanchez thanks to Tebow. And please Jet fans stop with the back to back afc balony talk!! Bc the real sanchez was the one who showed last year!! 09 & 10 were all thanks to the defense and running game! Oh and dont forget the help the colts gave the jets for benching manning and the starters in 09! Even if clemens were the qb the jets could have made that run!

  32. bloggingpoodlewalker says: Aug 6, 2012 11:17 AM

    The fact is The Jets dont see football like the Giants,..the Jets look for publicity, have a goofball for a head coach, just like to see themselves on ESPN…the Giants are just about football, have a jerk old man as a head coach,..and thats just how they like it. But I refuse to call either New York while they play in another state. Word.

  33. earthwormjim2000 says: Aug 6, 2012 11:18 AM

    we get it. “Real” quarterbacks don’t like the way Tebow plays the position. As a die hard Bengals fan, screw you Boomer. Tebow is a winner and deserves to play in this league.

  34. flapjackdaddy says: Aug 6, 2012 11:18 AM

    He’s just trying to drum up listeners for his show. Who cares what he thinks?

  35. reppster says: Aug 6, 2012 11:18 AM

    I really don’t understand why anyone wouldn’t want Tebow on the team, this guy a a leader. He has passion for the game and is a winner, say what you want about this guy but I really feel Tebow is a top 10 QB in this league.

  36. jucam1 says: Aug 6, 2012 11:18 AM

    He’s right and we all know it…. I don’t care about the Jets, but they need to rally around a real QB and not some gimmick that is propped up by his media hyped faith… Tebow should go to a team where he can start and be allowed to prove if his little talent at QB and great talent at improvising can get him somewhere. By having him back up Sanchez, it’s only inviting doubt, confusion, and conflict… TT is not an SB QB and he can barely be called a QB…. He is an a great Athlete that has been able to do some amazing things, but not an NFL Winner in the ling term… Sanchez might not be either, buy he has a lot better of a chance to develop in to something good, and putting the media darling behind him is a huge mistake…

  37. nestaaali says: Aug 6, 2012 11:19 AM

    just for the record.. it wasn’t an interview. boomer is actually one of the hosts on that show.

  38. professorskittles says: Aug 6, 2012 11:20 AM

    Obviously Boomer is discounting the value a personal punt protector like Tebow brings.

  39. realitypolice says: Aug 6, 2012 11:21 AM

    I’ll say it again, thumbs-down be darned.

    I can’t believe no one is talking about trying to turn Tebow into Gronk-light type of pass catching tight end/reciever. He’s big, he’s fast, he’s tough and he is certainly smart enough to learn a new position.

    Instead, they are going to keep trying to jam the square peg in the round hole, and in 2-3 years this guy will be out of the league.

    What a waste.

  40. benlw2 says: Aug 6, 2012 11:22 AM

    Bengals fan to CBS: You should cut Norman (The man who killed Chris Collinsworth’s career short by always throwing high over the middle) Esiason.

    Never liked this dude or his loud mouthed comments, and I’m a life long Bengal’s fan!

  41. norseyapper says: Aug 6, 2012 11:22 AM

    The Jets have always said that Tebow provides a unique option for certain packages. Someone to be a real difference maker in some situations that may make the difference of an extra win or two over the course of the season.
    The ONLY people who have claimed that he is pushing Sanchez for the #1 QB spot is the media, and they have always blown everything regarding Tebow hugely out of proportion.

    I’m not a Jets fan, but why is it that Esiason and every other ex-qb that talks a way better game than he ever played insist that the Jets are forcing this huge problem on themselves when they have from day one been totally consistent about their plans for Sanchez and Tebow?

  42. realitypolice says: Aug 6, 2012 11:23 AM

    Pretty funny that people on here think that Boomer doesn’t have a right to his opinion because he was a “mediocre” NFL QB, but they do have a right to an opinion despite most likely never playing a down of football in their life after high school, if they even made it that far.

  43. olcap says: Aug 6, 2012 11:25 AM

    Why Boomer? Sanchez certainly hasn’t inspired much confidence in his ability to get the job done. How can you continue to ride his bandwagon?

  44. dryheaveone says: Aug 6, 2012 11:26 AM

    I’m not a Tebow fan, but Boomer ain’t stupid. He knew this would be a ratings grabber and generate some phone calls. It’s talk radio, take it with a grain of salt.

  45. packhawk04 says: Aug 6, 2012 11:27 AM

    I could care less about tebow. Dont like him, dont dislike him. However, he can help a team in some way. Believe it or not, there have been bad quarterbacks that went on magical rides before tebow. So, as a qb, i wouldnt get too excited. But he can be a goalline weapon and a trick play weapon. So cutting him is stupid. But i agree with boomer that acquiring him when you have a set quarterback is a bad move.

  46. armoderate says: Aug 6, 2012 11:28 AM

    If you look in the thesaurus under ”blowhard”, Boomer Esiason’s name would be the first synonym. I’m not saying Tebow is starting QB material, but Boomer has never given Tebow any positive comments even when he help take a lousy team to the playoffs. The Jets wanted to give Sanchez a wake up call by trading for Tebow and gave up virtually nothing for him. So far, I think it’s had a positive impact on Sanchez. Also, in the red zone, Tebow has a nose for the end zone. I don’t see this hurting the Jets, in fact, I think in a weird way it has helped the locker room by focusing the media on Tebow and away from Sanchez and Holmes and the rest of the Jets. Maybe now they can concentrate on what they’re being paid for.

  47. skinsfanwill says: Aug 6, 2012 11:31 AM

    It isn’t Tebow they should be getting rid of, it’s Mark Sanchez. There is a reason Santonio was upset all year and it’s name isn’t Tebow. Sanchez couldn’t hit anything that was wide open.

  48. barrywhererufrom says: Aug 6, 2012 11:32 AM

    Coming from the same guy who thinks HE should be in the HOF..What Dummer seams to forgot is that he was not a winning QB himself..how inacurate he was..As a lifelong Jets’ fan myself I watched him chock(94 Fake Spike Game) and the loss of 6 straight to end that season. He makes himself out to be Joe Montana..yes Tebow throwing motion will never make you forgot a Dan Marino(no lefty QB

  49. barrywhererufrom says: Aug 6, 2012 11:33 AM

    to compare him too..sorry Bommer..but he is a winner unlike the Blonde QB who acts like he really was Phil Simms or Joe Montana..

  50. agellings says: Aug 6, 2012 11:35 AM

    Uhhh no, Spergon Wynn played some of the worst football any quarterback has ever played in the NFL and he most certainly did not win 8-games as a starter in his career let alone one season and he wasn’t leading anyone to a playoff victory while at the helm.

    C’mon Boomer just sayin’.

  51. ppc50 says: Aug 6, 2012 11:37 AM

    Yet in the very short time in the league, Tebow has already made the playoffs and Esiason made it only twice in 13 years. He knows football, but I think Tebow can be a successful player in the NFL. Not the prototype QB, but a winner.

  52. buffbill99 says: Aug 6, 2012 11:40 AM

    As a Bills fan I hope Tebow ends up being the starting QB for the Jets. The Bills only won one game after a 5-2 start last season, and it was a blowout against the Broncos when they were still fighting for a playoff spot. A depleted defense with backups playing made him turn the ball over repeatedly because the Broncos were behind.

  53. altoon88 says: Aug 6, 2012 11:41 AM

    I don’t want him on the Jets either, but the commitment to bring him in has been made, and cutting him would just be stupid. Boomer should stick to being the #1 Ranger fan instead of football analysis.

  54. jeffesky says: Aug 6, 2012 11:46 AM

    Tebow!! The worst great quarter back of all time!

  55. rajbais says: Aug 6, 2012 11:47 AM

    I want to agree with Boomer, but if I have to it also means that the Jets will have to fire Rex Ryan, Tony Sparano, and Mike Tannenbaum.

    I really do want to agree with Boomer, he will have to agree with me that the New York Jets have one of the least talented rosters in all of the NFL and could have the number one overall pick in the 2013 and NFL draft. Too less of talent, two quarterbacks (hence that means that there is no quarterback), no pass rush, underachievers, and a rough schedule means that this could be the worst team in the NFL! I am serious when I say this!

  56. ijr213 says: Aug 6, 2012 11:53 AM

    Boomer is right in that Tebow should never have been acquired by the Jets. But if that’s the only reason to cut him, then it isn’t a very good one. At least see if the package can work or if Tebow is worse than last year.

  57. autumnwind999 says: Aug 6, 2012 11:53 AM

    Listen, I’m no Tebow fan and I think he doesn’t deserve 10% of the media attention he gets, but let’s face it, Mark Sanchez is not going to be a great or even very good QB. Jets need to find a longterm replacement and if they want to try to win the smoke and mirrors route with Tim Tebow in the meantime then so be it.

  58. scoobaj says: Aug 6, 2012 11:54 AM

    Fact is, he brings an element to the locker room that is extremely combustible. The eyes and ears of everyone are focused n that team, not saying it’s negative, but it’s more about how it affects his teammates. In that way, Boom has a point

  59. raideralex says: Aug 6, 2012 11:54 AM

    “He played some of the worst football that any quarterback has ever played in the history of the game last year, at times.”

    Umm, at times?

    Couldn’t this be said about…

    Bradford, Kolb, Gabbert, Fitzpatrick, Sanchez, Palmer, Colt McCoy, Orton, Colts QBs, Bears QBs, Seahawks QBs, Redskins QBs, etc?

  60. ibottpsgoldpants says: Aug 6, 2012 11:55 AM

    I’m confused. Is football about winning games or looking good while losing them?

    Weren’t the Broncos 0-4 before Tebow took over? And they made the playoffs right?

    Yep, sounds like he’s a horrible QB to me too?!

  61. Nevis says: Aug 6, 2012 11:55 AM

    Why is Boom getting raked for this? It’s definitely a boom or bust scenario, especially considering the shark tank media of NY.

    While he could be wrong, his points are completely valid.

  62. 4theg1pp3r says: Aug 6, 2012 12:04 PM

    glad to see you are not bitter.

  63. exibitsman says: Aug 6, 2012 12:04 PM

    coming from the worst QB the jets ever had.

  64. bw1980 says: Aug 6, 2012 12:09 PM

    Tebow and his “Ahh, shucks…I just want to serve the Lord and help my team win” rhetoric is just baloney. I believe that he wants to serve God but you certainly don’t need to be a professional football player to do so.

    As far as helping his team win, if he is sincere then he should volunteer for his talent–and he has immense talent–to be used in a position suited to him. I’m thinking TE or FS or even linebacker. But his insistence on playing QB is just ridiculous. There is no spread option in the NFL, this isn’t Florida lining about again North Eastern South West Florida State of Jacksonville on Saturdays: there is no team with truly superior across the board speed or talent. Time for Tebow’s long overdue reality check: you are a lousy QB, you’re not an NFL caliber QB….give it up. Either switch positions or go to South America and start evangelicizing.

  65. 28skins28 says: Aug 6, 2012 12:09 PM

    If tebows so damn good why would a team that just won a playoff game against a rival with him be so quick to show him the door. And don’t say because they got manning cause they could have just as easily kept him for second string.
    The truth is slash knows how bad Tebow really is and didn’t want any chance he would ever be the starter again and needed a reason to get rid of him or the Tebow mania folks woulda gone crazy.
    Peyton manning was a God send for the Broncos cause he killed two birds with one stone

  66. danthman42 says: Aug 6, 2012 12:12 PM

    here’s the funny thing. yeah, sure, tebow’s “bad”….he has awful footwork, awful mechanics, awful accuracy…he’s embarrassing. we get it. boomer and merrill hodge and 1,000 other analysts have made this clear 10,000 times already. it was the same story last year in training camp..tebow couldn’t hold a candle to kyle orton and that’s why he was moved to 4th on the depth chart.

    but if tebow’s so bad compared to mark sanchez and kyle orton and every other QB in the NFL, why was tebow’s winning percentage so much higher. why did he take a team that was 1-4 and headed towards a top 5 draft pick and take them to the playoffs? everyone..boomer and hodge included..knows that team was not gonna make the playoffs last year if they left kyle orton in. this is the amazing thing about tebow..every year of his life, the haters have continued to doubt..and every year, he has continued to prove them wrong. will he again? who knows. but to continue to bang your head against the wall every year with the same tired points is just stupid.

  67. te139 says: Aug 6, 2012 12:14 PM

    Since when is a qb competition a bad thing? Everyone is acting as if Sanchez is an elite qb, which he is not even close to being. These are very well paid athletes, if they can’t handle competition, they should go work a real job.

  68. thevelvetglove says: Aug 6, 2012 12:17 PM

    Boomer who?

    How many Super Bowl’s does Boomer have? How would he know what it takes to win a championship in this league?

    Just wait, Tebow comes into a game and starts winning for the Jets, something Boomer never did.

  69. urworstnitemare58 says: Aug 6, 2012 12:25 PM

    If not for Denvers defense keeping them in those games Tebow would be out of football right now. When was the last time you heard of a pro QB only completing 2 passes?

  70. raidersfan3 says: Aug 6, 2012 12:28 PM

    Tebow will notstart at quarterback for the New York Jets, and if you think Sanchez was horrible, he actually had his best season as a pro last year and he is truly the future of the Jest, Boomer is riight about the Jets needing to get rid of Tebow

  71. alexb1234 says: Aug 6, 2012 12:33 PM

    To say boomer doesn’t know what he’s talking about is just dumb. The guy is a former MVP and played in the league for at least 15 years(I don’t have exact numbers in front of me) so to say he’s an idiot is just that…idiotic.

    Tebow should never have been brought in here – it’s a distraction and boomer is merely pointing that out – if he is just a backup qb and “punt protector” then he is not worth all this nonsense that comes with having tebow on the jets.

    As a die hard jets fan I can’t stand that if anybody forsakes tebow in anyway it’s front page news. This is exactly boomers point as to why they should let him go.

  72. 28skins28 says: Aug 6, 2012 12:35 PM

    Why does everybody always say if your not a fan of tebows your a hater.
    I don’t hate the guy as a matter of fact I like him I just think he sucks as a quarterback.
    Plenty of bad quarterbacks have rallied there teams before to the playoffs it doesn’t automatically make them a great qb. And the same goes for some qbs who never won the big one.

  73. cdngatorfan says: Aug 6, 2012 12:41 PM

    Worse QB huh?…..I never heard the fans calling out Ruuu-Selllllll for the Raiders in the last couple of minutes of the game.

    Bye the way, wasn’t Denver headed for a dismal record before putting Tebow in last year?

    Just sayin’ Boomer, get off your high horse and think about what you’re staking you’re “analyst” reputation on.

  74. mannyicey says: Aug 6, 2012 12:45 PM

    Personally, I would rather have a terrible quarterback that wins than a good quarterback that loses.

    At least you know that you have a guy back there that will die trying to win a football game in Tebow.

  75. undraftedstar says: Aug 6, 2012 12:52 PM

    The days of the prototypical QB are fading. Tebow haves a ugly throwing motion but he’s good at reading what the defense gives him , which a lot of qb’s still can’t comprehend. Like him or not he won games and winning is all that count.

  76. flannlv says: Aug 6, 2012 12:56 PM

    I blame the media and the Tewbowmaniacs for this whole insufferable situation. All Tebow all the time. He’s a 2nd string QB, at best. DOes he compete, yes. Did he win some games last year, yes. But seriously, how far do you think a team can go with him as its QB? Denver maxed out last year and was then destroyed by NE. No way Tebow could generate enough scoring to remain competitive.

  77. radrntn says: Aug 6, 2012 12:58 PM

    lets get to fact here…..unless Boomer does not keep saying idiotic stuff, he disappears into the sunset….it’s the only way for mim to stay relevant…….maybe Warren Sapp and Boomer should do a show together

  78. awdlmd says: Aug 6, 2012 1:00 PM

    He’s a RB who can throw. Not enough there to develop into a full time QB but he’ll be a good offensive weapon if used correctly.

  79. broncobeta says: Aug 6, 2012 1:04 PM

    Ah! I love it!

    Every year you get a Merrill Hodge or a Boomer that tried to spit all over Tebow, for whatever point they want to make about themselves.

    It didn’t work out so well last year, did it Boomskies? Just ask Merrill.

  80. taintedsaints2009 says: Aug 6, 2012 1:08 PM

    and yet, the broncos won their division and a playoff game last year…

  81. bobzilla1001 says: Aug 6, 2012 1:09 PM

    Steelbydesign: You probably missed the first half of that playoff game against the Broncos last season, when the Steelers’ offense went up and down the field en route to two measely fields goals by halftime.
    Had the league’s 22nd-ranked scoring offense been able to, you know, actually score a TD or two, the underdog Broncos might’ve packed it in and just gone through the motions…
    Once again, Roethlisberger was outplayed by a counterpart in a postseason game. Nothing unusual, I suppose.
    Tebow is no threat to Sanchez. If the Jets didn’t want Sanchez as their QB, they wouldn’t have extended his contract; nor would they try to replace him with a gimmick player. They would have signed an actual, NFL quarterback.

  82. realitypolice says: Aug 6, 2012 1:19 PM

    To all of the people pointing out Tebow’s relatively mediocre 8-5 record as a sign that he is good QB, look up the overall points differential in his starts. They won alot of close low scoring games and lost a lot of blow outs. Not a particularly sustainable model, and the Broncos would have more than likely regressed to the mean this year. The Broncos knew this, of course, which is why they knew they could not move forward with Tebow.

    Most people in football will tell you that points differential is a much better indicator of future performance than a W/L record, which can be skewed by a variety of factors. Like, say, an idiot running back running out of bounds and stopping the clock and then fumbling in overtime.

    Over a multi-season sample size, not just 13 games, there is no such thing as a “terrible quarterback who wins”.

  83. jimw81 says: Aug 6, 2012 1:23 PM

    This is a prime example why nobody watches NFL Today on CBS.

  84. bigmike60 says: Aug 6, 2012 1:40 PM

    Only saw him play a handfull of games. One was when he beat the Jets with his feet. The other important one was the first game against the Pats when he almost beat them and ran rampant over the D-line. Does he need a better throwing motion? I don’t know, but I think once he gets used to and comfortable in a system, he can run it pretty well. Boomer was a mediocre QB at best and not quite as lucky as the guy QB-ing the Giants who gets by more with luck than ability. So, if T-bow gets lucky with the Jets they may beat the Pats with their pourous pass defense and his running ability.

  85. blutbaddenbill says: Aug 6, 2012 1:51 PM

    boomer is just pissed cause tebow is the one thing he has never been,nor will ever be,a champion!

  86. jollyjoker2 says: Aug 6, 2012 2:27 PM

    Why would we listen to a wanna be winner like boomer. Face it, TEBOW can run hard and move chains. His throws were pretty darn good. How many teams could have beaten Pittsburg in pitt last year? Not many. It you want a guy that can throw a perfect spiral but can’t close out games…well than you can sit and lose a few more years

  87. ecupatsfan12 says: Aug 6, 2012 2:29 PM

    Can’t wait to hear skip bayless’s opinion on this one!

    Never thought i would say that!

  88. mnweasel says: Aug 6, 2012 2:36 PM

    “All you have to do is watch him throw the ball,” said Esiason. “Just watch him. . . . You can say whatever you want about Tim Tebow. He played some of the worst football that any quarterback has ever played in the history of the game last year, at times.”

    Boomer…you must not have watched the tapes of your games!

    The arrogance of former mediocre players like Esiason and Hoge and announcers like Joe Buck have resulted in some of the worst comments that any announcers have ever made in the history of the game, at times.

  89. ibreathefootball says: Aug 6, 2012 2:43 PM

    Boomer Esiason was 80-93 as a starter. This guy can’t talk, 1-year wonder and a mediocre QB.

  90. steelers1981 says: Aug 6, 2012 2:46 PM

    If ability to play football is the criteria we are going to use to judge a persons worth as a commentator, all of you are far behind Boomer Esiason.

  91. socaljim23 says: Aug 6, 2012 2:54 PM

    look, Tim just does not have pro QB mechnics and Boomer is simply saying so, just like others have in the past. he has a motion like Tim Lincecum starting back behind his knee; works for Tim the Giant but not for throwing a football. The long-term and successful QB’s are pocket passers: Starr, Staubach, the Mannings, Aikman, Brady, Montana, Unitas, Van Brocklin, and the list goes on. The successful scramblers, Tarkinton, Cunningham, Vick help carry their team and win games, but the thing they have in common with the pocket passers is pro mechanics. Tebow doesot have that. If the Jets have room for a limited role-player good for them but that will not, alone, get them deep in the playoffs. Me, i would not ever have drafted him; athleticism and leadership notwithstanding. just glad he didn’t land with the 49ers.

  92. fmwarner says: Aug 6, 2012 2:57 PM

    Boomer may have watched a lot of Tebow to form his opinion, but apparently he watched very little of Mark Sanchez.

  93. jetstizzi85 says: Aug 6, 2012 3:12 PM

    May not be the best QB in the league but the guy can flat out play football. More NFL teams should have a guy like Tebow on their teams. A kid who just wants to play the game we all love and plays to the best of his abilities.

    At every level of his career (College and NFL) people kept doubting his skills and playing style and he continues to go out there and PLAY and win.

    As a Jets fan, I am glad we have a football player like Tim on the roster.

  94. myopinionisrighterthanyours says: Aug 6, 2012 3:23 PM

    urworstnitemare58 says:
    Aug 6, 2012 12:25 PM
    If not for Denvers defense keeping them in those games Tebow would be out of football right now. When was the last time you heard of a pro QB only completing 2 passes?

    ———————————————-

    The gameplan had nothing to do with that, right? When’s the last time you heard of a QB ATTEMPTING 8 passes in a game. Nice way to use skewed stats for your arguement. Fact is Sanchez needed a light lit under his sorry, entitled butt. Plus, if the Jets redzone effeciency improves and they win more games as a result, trade is a win, period. Regardless of what horrible never-before-seen mechanics Tebow uses to achieve his results for the limited packages he’s in there.

  95. sungateman says: Aug 6, 2012 4:13 PM

    I am a Bengal fan, and have been since they began. Was a fan of Boomer on the field, and in the booth,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,until today. I think he has lost his mind, or has a funny way of getting pub these days. He needs to be replaced or certainly ignorred!!!!!!!!

  96. socaljim23 says: Aug 6, 2012 4:21 PM

    Look. say what you want about Esiason as an announcer/analyst. Least he took his team to a Superbowl; and only a typical Montana Miracle beat the Bengals that year. So he lost; as have a lot of others. But they all throw the ball from behind their ear, not from behind their knee. Jets have to find another job for Tim if he is going to contribute to his potential.

  97. alexb1234 says: Aug 6, 2012 4:23 PM

    Sanchez career record 27-20…4-2 in playoffs(all on the road) beating some quarterbacks you may have heard of in their house – Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Philip Rivers and Carson Palmer.

    But hey Sanchez isnt a winner tebow is right? Bc Tebow won 1 playoff game and has gone 8-6 as a starter…stop this tebow loving it’s sickening…he’s the most over rated quarterback in the history of the NFL.

  98. calij5619 says: Aug 6, 2012 4:42 PM

    Don’t believe the hype Tbow can’t get em over the hump.

  99. exhelodrvr says: Aug 6, 2012 4:50 PM

    Seems to me Tebow is an ideal candidate as a backup. He is capable of playing as a starter – his record in that role last year with the Broncos proves that. He can come in and provide a “change-of-pace” when desired, whether that is just in the red zone, on two point conversions, or if Sanchez is not getting it done. And if Sanchez can’t handle that, when the team has made it very clear that there is not a QB “competition”, then he isn’t going to be good enough to lead the team to a SuperBowl anyway, and the sooner the Jets find that out, the better.

  100. realitypolice says: Aug 6, 2012 4:53 PM

    jollyjoker2 says:
    Aug 6, 2012 2:27 PM
    Why would we listen to a wanna be winner like boomer. Face it, TEBOW can run hard and move chains. His throws were pretty darn good. How many teams could have beaten Pittsburg in pitt last year? Not many. It you want a guy that can throw a perfect spiral but can’t close out games…well than you can sit and lose a few more years
    ================

    Umm…..yeah. That Steelers game was in Denver.

  101. jolink653 says: Aug 6, 2012 4:55 PM

    Let’s be honest…Tim Tebow is probably the worst QB in the last what? 20 years? The guy cannot throw the ball to save his life and in the NFL you cannot be successful if you don’t have a good QB…The only reason the Broncos won anything last year was because of their great defense,Matt Prater and because NFL defenses didn’t know how to shut down the option offense at first, similar to the Wildcat and how great that was in the first year…Yeah, Tim Tebow made a couple of plays with his legs here and there and had the one good pass to Demaryius Thomas against the Steelers but that’s it…The guy has the worst arm I’ve ever seen, there’s no way to deny that, and if the Jets really want to build around Sanchez and have him become the franchise QB they need, they cannot have his confidence undermined by the fans cheering for Tim Tebow to come in the game whenever Sanchez makes a mistake

  102. realitypolice says: Aug 6, 2012 4:55 PM

    bigmike60 says:
    Aug 6, 2012 1:40 PM
    The other important one was the first game against the Pats when he almost beat them and ran rampant over the D-line.
    ===============

    They lost that game 41-23. What are you talking about? And what happened in the “important” game in the playoffs?

  103. paychrisjohnson28 says: Aug 6, 2012 5:06 PM

    I am old. Look up Jamarcus Russell’s stats or Ryan Leaf’s stats or Trent Dilfer’s first 3 years stats …and there are many other quarterbacks who did much much worse than Tebow. Tebow also won a playoff game and won several clutch games even though his completion percentage was pretty low at times.

  104. jetzman says: Aug 6, 2012 5:54 PM

    Boomer maybe they should cut your show so we dont have to listen to you and the other meathead. You need to get over yourself!!

  105. kingcarlbanks says: Aug 6, 2012 5:54 PM

    Tebow is a great athlete, just not a great, or good, NFL quatterback. Give him some running plays and convert him to a running back.

  106. kevpft says: Aug 6, 2012 7:05 PM

    I love all the folks here, whose only qualifications are setting up a user name on a web site, calling out actual successful pro football QB Esiason for his supposed lack of qualifications to speak on the issues of quarterbacking and team dynamics.

    Hate to break it to you, guys, but the internet and TV don’t make you smart. Boomer may be wrong, but none of you are qualified to say so.

  107. fdugrad says: Aug 6, 2012 7:13 PM

    Does Skip Bayless know about this comment?!

  108. ptestonm says: Aug 6, 2012 9:46 PM

    @kevpft Perfectly Stated

  109. hatesycophants says: Aug 6, 2012 9:50 PM

    You really are old, paychrisjohnson. We don’t have to look very far to find a young, much maligned QB with a better winning percentage and a much better playoff winning percentage than Tebow. It’s the guy he’s supposed to be supporting as backup, Mark Sanchez.

    You douche bags are bad for football.

  110. lbmclean says: Aug 7, 2012 1:40 AM

    you’ve acquired Tony Sparano and a wildcat QB

    good luck with that

    Sparano will make Brian Schottenheimer look like Norv Turner

  111. djtexnewmex says: Aug 7, 2012 8:36 AM

    Let’s all remember what an expert Boomer is. He was 29 and 51 as a starter in his last 80 starts in the NFL. He was 17 games below .500 as a starter in his career. Keep talking about others, Boomer. No one wants to hear about you.

  112. chi01town says: Aug 7, 2012 9:41 AM

    All Tebow do is WIN. Boomer had a great name for a NFL QB. but thats all… Boomer was below average… Just like hes a below average comintator. Tebow is a WINNER. an he has his OWN FAN BASE. I dont like the Jets but I wanna see Tebow play QB against any team in the league. All Tebow knows is that he will WIN.

  113. gmen1987 says: Aug 7, 2012 2:23 PM

    Boomer was a much greater QB than Tebow. 4 Pro Bowl seasons and a Super Bowl appearance. More than what Tebow will ever do.

  114. smackwatermac says: Aug 7, 2012 2:32 PM

    Boomer Esiason should not be allowed to comment on anything.

  115. frthom says: Aug 8, 2012 5:16 AM

    Boomer can’t have it both ways. If Tebow is such a bad QB, he poses no threat to Sanchez. He was brought in as just another tool for a reinforced ground-and-pound strategy. Tebow is a perfect fit as a motivated player who finds ways to win on a team of unmotivated players who find ways to lose. If Sanchez goes down for any extended period, we’ll probably see quite a bit of Greg McElroy–who will be throwing screen passes to Tim Tebow!

  116. bigdawgy54 says: Aug 8, 2012 6:14 PM

    Tebow being in the NFL is a joke! He’s not an NFL caliber player. Period.
    He’s taking up a roster spot from someone who could actually help the team.

  117. elwaysmilehighdenver says: Aug 8, 2012 9:22 PM

    Tebow = Integrity and Class
    Boomer = Sooner

  118. trollaikman8 says: Aug 9, 2012 8:31 PM

    If you’re gonna cut Tebow, then you should cut and arrest Sanchez. Both are garbage.

  119. txraiderfan says: Aug 9, 2012 11:03 PM

    Boomer just hates Tebow because he’s a Christian… I mean, his fans always seem to fall back on that instead of just admitting he’s not really a very good NFL QB

  120. txraiderfan says: Aug 9, 2012 11:04 PM

    … as though he’s only Christian in the NFL or in the entire world for that matter

  121. bangitfootball says: Aug 10, 2012 9:16 AM

    Boomers just saying otrageous stuff to play to his demographic listening base of 18 to 24 year old dropouts who say “dude’ and “ya know what im sayin” alot.

  122. bangitfootball says: Aug 10, 2012 9:16 AM

    Boomers just saying outrageous stuff to play to his demographic listening base of 18 to 24 year old dropouts who say “dude’ and “ya know what im sayin” alot.

  123. draftanalyst says: Aug 12, 2012 9:06 AM

    Boomer…. is a Has Been…..he has been on a losing team all his life, and as an analyst he never knows what he is talking about….Has he been right about anything he has ever complained about…….when you don’t know how to win, you beat someone down who does…..

  124. bballerjones says: Aug 13, 2012 10:57 AM

    I’ve been a lefty way longer than Tebow! His throwing motion just KILLS me! It’s just sloppy. Wonder who his college coach was. One thing I agree with Boomer is Tim has the worst throwing motion of any QB in the league, the worst foot action in the NFL and the worst signal calling! And as the son of a pastor, I don’t go for all this “I love the Lord” BS either. Those who truely serve the ‘almight’ do it in a humble way. Not with an ‘in your face’ type attitude. Count me as one of those that thinks Tim Tebow will be OUT of the NFL after or before this season is over!!!!

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