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Rex says he’s rooting for Tebow — to replace Brady


The Patriots might be trying to downplay the addition of Tim Tebow, but at least one opposing coach is rooting for him.

In fact, Jets coach Rex Ryan would like to see Tebow atop the Patriots depth chart, because that would mean Tom Brady isn’t.

Asked if he was curious how the Patriots would use the backup quarterback he never found a use for, Ryan cracked: “Not really. If they want to replace Brady with him, that’s fine.”

Ryan also admitted the obvious, after his one year of work with the newest Patriots quarterback: “It didn’t work out here. Obviously Tim had more success in Denver than he did here. So, it is what it is.”

It’s easy for Ryan to make shrug it off now, that the circus has moved on to another town. In fact, he opened his press conference Tuesday by alluding to the throng that had moved north.

“I have a funny feeling there’s going to be more questions about former players than there are current players,” Ryan said, via Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.

“It’s not a surprise to me that Tim would be picked up. Obviously, as I’ve said before, (he’s) a tremendous young man. Very competitive. I’m happy for him and look forward to competing against him.”

And if it turned out that the Jets competed against Tebow any significant amount, it might be Tebow’s greatest contribution to the Jets organization.

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  1. classyjacklambert says: Jun 11, 2013 2:31 PM

    I’m sure this will be a rejected post but Rex Ryan is a certifiable ass clown. I never thought I’d be rooting for Belichick against any other coach but when you obtain a player, fail to utilize him correctly, and then rip that player when it’s clearly bad coaching that’s failed the Jets, it really shows a lack of character and fundamental personality flaws.

  2. flash1283 says: Jun 11, 2013 2:32 PM

    Even without Tebow the Jets are still a circus.

  3. unionjack1776 says: Jun 11, 2013 2:33 PM

    Addition by subtraction.

  4. fissels says: Jun 11, 2013 2:33 PM

    What a jerk

  5. helladonks says: Jun 11, 2013 2:34 PM

    Rex Ryan, pls go

  6. 4thquartermagic says: Jun 11, 2013 2:34 PM


  7. tdk24 says: Jun 11, 2013 2:34 PM

    I’d bet they would actually win a SB against the Giants with Tebow starting. That Brady guy is washed up.

  8. afterthesecrowdedstreets says: Jun 11, 2013 2:38 PM

    “And if it turned out that the Jets competed against Tebow any significant amount, it might be Tebow’s greatest contribution to the Jets organization.”

    Prophetic statement.

  9. d10ballfan says: Jun 11, 2013 2:38 PM

    “And if it turned out that the Jets competed against Tebow any significant amount, it might be Tebow’s greatest contribution to the Jets organization.”

    Sooner or later the cheap verbal shots at this guy have to stop. It really isn’t funny anymore.

    And, I’m not a Tebow fan as a player. You’re giving credence to the Tebowmaniacs – let’s not do that please.

  10. MasMacho says: Jun 11, 2013 2:39 PM

    Probably because Rex doesn’t want TT to replace HIM.

  11. astaib38 says: Jun 11, 2013 2:39 PM

    Wow a horrible team still can’t learn humility and humbleness. Well Rex Ryan your team sucks. Your defense is lousy. Your qb Sanchez helps the other team out more than his. Your organization drafted a qb who can’t really play as well to equal the pick spent on him. I mean what are your positives? Your weight? What’s more funny is you lost the AFC championship twice and somehow you thought that meant you could win a Superbowl and when that didn’t happen it seems like you guys needed something to take attention away from how bad the team really is. What scapegoat was it? Tebow is his name-o. I hear how much he was a circus and all that, but we all know you were in a down year couldn’t win a game really do save your life and you’re supposed to be a players coach, but yet somehow you weren’t for Tebow? I tell you what Ryan start getting that lousy resume of yours ready because I see you being fired after this coming season when the jets have another losing season. Maybe you could get a job as a backup coach? Hahaha no team will want you and then when you maybe get a job as an assistant we can say how we hope you coach in place of so and so’s head coach so the other team will win you fat loser. Start learning how not to insult other players even if your trying to nicely insult them its still the same. I can’t wait to see you fall flat on your fat face.

  12. fanofevilempire says: Jun 11, 2013 2:40 PM

    Rex should Tattoo Tims name on his forearm.

  13. jjackwagon says: Jun 11, 2013 2:42 PM

    Awesome scenario, Patriots-Jets in the Meadowlands, Jets up by 20 at the half, Brady gets benched and Tebow comes in and leads the Patriots to a 10 point victory.
    I know it’ll never happen because there is no way that NE would ever be down by 20 to the Jets.

  14. EJ says: Jun 11, 2013 2:43 PM

    Maybe Ryan will get his wish…

    Maybe Brady goes down with an injury, the Patriots feel more comfortable handing the keys to Tebow over Mallett, and maybe Tebow comes to New Jersey and does what he did to the Jets while he was running that Bronco Offense? Wouldn’t that be a sweet kick in the ass for Rex? He sees Tebow dominate in Denver, so decides to keep him from harming his team by bringing Tebow to the NYJ. Only to find out he’s not creative enough to get something positive from the situation, then to see Tebow smack his team up while in a Patriot uniform… What a story that would be. Primetime.

  15. despenc925 says: Jun 11, 2013 2:43 PM

    he’s only saying that because he’d like to see a quarterback that’s as bad as the “starter” the jets have

  16. sanitytrek says: Jun 11, 2013 2:44 PM

    “Rex says he’s rooting for Tebow — to replace Brady” I can’t stop laughing!!! Best line ever from Rex!!

    Honestly I feel the same way!! Down with cheaters Brady and Belicheat!

  17. freepretzels says: Jun 11, 2013 2:45 PM

    I don’t know why Rex hated Tebow so much, but he fit the offense he wanted to run. He wanted to run most downs, control the clock, and have a throwback offense.

    So he picked the QB with the butt fumble. Go figure.

  18. nineroutsider says: Jun 11, 2013 2:45 PM

    The Patriots, if they want to, can find more uses for Tebow in one game than the Jets did in an entire season without Brady leaving the field or his position. Oh, and the Jets started Sanchez and still couldn’t utilize Tebow in any way. The Tebow pickup was embarrassing for them, but more than anything it shows how much the owner is ruining things. Let football make the football decisions and the team will speak for itself; no need for creating hype to sell tickets. Jets fans want to win like everybody else.

  19. mrplow3 says: Jun 11, 2013 2:45 PM

    Rex is on swinger sites. He likes watching guys do things with his wife.

    That’s not a man.

    So of course he hates Tebow and will continue to take shots at him every chance he gets.

    Tebow is the anti Rex Ryan. So this just makes sense.

  20. azarkhan says: Jun 11, 2013 2:47 PM

    “if it turned out that the Jets competed against Tebow any significant amount, it might be Tebow’s greatest contribution to the Jets organization.”

    The last time the Jets competed against Tebow, they lost–Broncos 17, Jets 13.

  21. thechronicjoker says: Jun 11, 2013 2:48 PM

    Rex Ryan, what a “World Class A$$”.
    He’ll be out of a job week 12.

  22. thestrategyexpert says: Jun 11, 2013 2:49 PM

    I see tampering with both players and the Pats should protest twice, nice job Rex!

  23. tjacks7 says: Jun 11, 2013 2:49 PM

    I’m rooting for Rex Ryan to be replaced. I think this will finally be the year!

  24. DiscountMescan says: Jun 11, 2013 2:51 PM

    I hate the Pats and Jets but it would be sweet justice if Tebow were to beat them as the starting QB for the Pats.

  25. hehateme2 says: Jun 11, 2013 2:51 PM



  26. kwjsb says: Jun 11, 2013 2:51 PM

    What this article tells me is ………
    1) Ryan Did not want Tebow because he is married to Sanchez. (Not Foot Or Butt Fumble References)
    2) Ryan kept Tebow on the bench because his head coaching IQ was not at a level to find a way to maximize a players skills.
    3) He knows Belichick will find something he can spring on the Jets with Tebow that will make Ryan look stupid.

  27. jonevans83 says: Jun 11, 2013 2:54 PM

    Please start Tebow over Brady.

    Dolphins AFC East champs. lololol

  28. mec693 says: Jun 11, 2013 2:55 PM

    Rex — you ma boy blue

  29. armoderate says: Jun 11, 2013 2:57 PM

    Rex Ryan? His sarcasm is laughable since he’s the one who has stuck with Sanchez. Didn’t he have a tattoo of Sanchez? I say this will be Rex’s last season as a Jet coach. So there is a possibility that Ryan may be unemployed before Tebow. What an irony that would be. Maybe Rex should have been asked how Brady would have done last year if he would have been playing for the Jets offense instead. Sanchez sucks but the Jets are in such a mess I can’t see them doing much better this year.

  30. gogiants342 says: Jun 11, 2013 2:58 PM

    I am a Giants fan and do not have a horse in the Tebow race. However, I crack up at all of you commenters, and so called analysts, who clearly do not have the neccesary skillset to evaluate Tebow. You watch ESPN, and stay on this site to long, and listen to the constant Tebow bashing. There was a reason his peers voted him in the top 100 2 years ago. He is a damn good football player. Belicheck is a genius, name a third string quarterback that is a better football player or quarterback than Tim Tebow. Please. Whether he plays strictly QB, or whether he plays some TE/FB/???, he will be an asset to the team. Wish the Giants would have drafted him, as they are another team that will dispense of the “distraction” talk.

  31. rdrs68 says: Jun 11, 2013 3:03 PM

    Rex is just saying that he knows how bad Tebow really is and that he is no threat.

  32. 1oldpro says: Jun 11, 2013 3:12 PM

    I would put money on Tebow and NE beating the Jets.

  33. Nickstixx says: Jun 11, 2013 3:15 PM

    Funny, because when Tebow was a Bronco he beat the Jets… So what makes him think it would be any different if Tebow were to be the QB for the Patriots? Either way, you still suck.

  34. dannymac17 says: Jun 11, 2013 3:17 PM

    the circus is still in NY as long as Ryan is around.

  35. 13arod says: Jun 11, 2013 3:18 PM

    if rex ryan says tim tebow is better then brady then why didn’t he start him

  36. dvdman123 says: Jun 11, 2013 3:18 PM

    Can someone please tell me why is this guy is still coaching?

  37. zoxitic says: Jun 11, 2013 3:19 PM

    I am not a fan of the Jets, Pats or Tebow, but why is it that I would love to see Tebow do something to beat the Jets and then enjoy the camera shot of Rex’s face right after?

  38. iowahbr says: Jun 11, 2013 3:24 PM

    When will Rex learn to shut his trap and let the play on the field do the talking. Tebow wasn’t the reason for a lousy Jets season last year.

  39. helixir1 says: Jun 11, 2013 3:25 PM

    Didn’t T-bow beet the Jest when he played against them?

  40. robgilman says: Jun 11, 2013 3:25 PM

    “Asked if he was curious how the Patriots would use the backup quarterback he never found a use for, Ryan cracked: “Not really. If they want to replace Brady with him, that’s fine.”
    Rex is not curious about how a rival team within the same division is going to use their new player. Seems like something a coach should be curious about to me, but what do i know. Basically he is saying he isn’t curious about what the Patriots game plan will involve in 2013. Explains a lot about why the Jets have been so bad.

  41. 13arod says: Jun 11, 2013 3:26 PM

    i am a fan of brady and tebow i want tebow to be a qb but i no unless the patriots lose the first couple games of the season that tebow will proberly be a oart time tight end or a full back even though i dob’t wan’t him to be a tight end or a full back wish the jags would have got him they could beat the patriots with tebow and jones-drew

  42. 13arod says: Jun 11, 2013 3:28 PM

    wish rex ryan would shut up and leave sports so i don’t hear about him again EVER !!!!!

  43. starvingardens says: Jun 11, 2013 3:29 PM

    He wants Tebow to replace Brady in hopes that he could finally have a chance to dominate NE.

    Sorry Rex… Not gonna happen.

  44. myopinionisrighterthanyours says: Jun 11, 2013 3:34 PM

    If Rexy is still trotting out Sanchez as a “starting” QB, anything the Pats throw at them will work.

  45. e5280 says: Jun 11, 2013 3:35 PM

    Keep your mouth shut,your Quarterback can’t take a snap under center. The jets are a bigger train wreak then the Raiders!

  46. lrjets says: Jun 11, 2013 3:38 PM

    As a long time Jets fan, a disgusted Jets fan….why is Rex wasting a wish instead of having used Tebow when he benched Sanchez??

    Get all the ink now Rex, soon you’ll be toast and we’ll miss your pearls of wisdom and those of these Jet-hating trolls.

  47. sonopazzo6 says: Jun 11, 2013 3:38 PM

    Tim Tebow took the Broncos to the playoffs and beat the Steelers…….where is the love people?

  48. tvjules says: Jun 11, 2013 3:40 PM

    The fans are rooting for the Jets — to replace you, Rex!

  49. briank1ne says: Jun 11, 2013 3:41 PM

    I say you put both Brady and Tebow in at the same time in the pistol offense. Line Tebow up as a fullback. That would be sick.

  50. ampats says: Jun 11, 2013 3:43 PM

    I believe Rex spent more time talking about Tebow than Belichick did his entire press conference. There will be no media circus in Foxboro as the Patriots will lock the media out except for scheduled appearances.

    Belichick intimidates the media in the same way Parcells did.

  51. hedleykow says: Jun 11, 2013 3:44 PM

    Headline stands as the best PFT comment ever.

  52. footbal1q says: Jun 11, 2013 3:45 PM

    I’m sure PATS fans are hoping Sanchez starts again too lol HTTR!

  53. my2cents27 says: Jun 11, 2013 3:45 PM

    I’d be rooting against Brady too if my team LOST 49-19 to the PATS!! Good Job Rex!!

  54. jetslakersfan says: Jun 11, 2013 3:48 PM

    You trolls are just sad. Any coach or player would rather face Tebow over Brady. U got one guy who a lock for HOF and another who barely hanging on to be in the NFL.

  55. 69finfan says: Jun 11, 2013 3:49 PM

    Rex, this might come as a shock but the reason Tim Tebow worked out better in Denver is because, well, they let him play. Earthshattering, I know.

  56. jamaltimore says: Jun 11, 2013 3:50 PM

    Every Jet Fan is rooting for you to be replaced and while every other Fan wants to make sure that you stay around to keep supporting the worst QB in the NFL!

    No wonder your neighbor had to beat you up when you coached in Baltimore.

  57. salutethis says: Jun 11, 2013 3:50 PM

    Please let Tebow replace Brady for the games against the jets. Just to rub Rex’s face in the fact that he is a fool that chose a pampered little brat of a qb over TT. Tebow may not be the most talented guy in the league. But he would beat the jets twice a year…(I know it wouldn’t happen, of course, but god what a great way to stick it to Rex)

  58. jonevans83 says: Jun 11, 2013 3:52 PM

    Yeap, Dolphins win the AFC East. Confirmed by Tebowmaniacs.

  59. patriots123456 says: Jun 11, 2013 3:58 PM

    The top line of this article says;

    Rex says he’s rooting for Tebow — to replace Brady

    Actually as bad as Tebow may have played in Jet’s practices, he still deserved a chance to start a game. Sanchez was the worst QB in the league last year and statistics back that up.

    The fact that Rez wouldn’t let Tebow start a game is unexplainable IMO.

    Ryan should get the axe this year, actually he should have gotten it last year.

    Rex is history…

  60. slayisland says: Jun 11, 2013 3:58 PM

    Rex would you pleaseeee just shutup known when the jets faced Tim in Denver he them out the building anyways

  61. scandiman says: Jun 11, 2013 3:59 PM

    At least Rex enjoys the taste of De Feet!

  62. jacunn2000 says: Jun 11, 2013 4:06 PM

    I truly believe that if Buddy Ryan had not been a head coach in the NFL that his 2 buffoon kids would still be living at home with their mom and dad. I picture them both sitting in a basement eating pizza and playing video games.

  63. sandersmarcus10 says: Jun 11, 2013 4:16 PM

    Sorry Jets STILL couldnt beat the Patriots with Tebow (WHICH WILL NEVER HAPPEN) at the starting QB spot someone said it best certified ASSCLOWN Rex Ryan

  64. fwippel says: Jun 11, 2013 4:27 PM

    I don’t think Rex would want Tebow to compete against the Jets; he might find out the hard way that Tebow is a better QB than anyone they have on their roster.

    It’s not like the Jets ever gave Tebow a chance to play QB. They brought him to do what? Sell jerseys? Right now, the Jets are third-class organization with a potty mouth egotistical coach and no QB. Taking potshots at Tebow isn’t going to solve that problem.

  65. peanutele24 says: Jun 11, 2013 4:32 PM

    Here we go with the tebow chants and how everyone loves him and blah blah blah. Even his own home team didn’t want him. All you clowns talking bout Brady going down and teblows coming in just stop. If Brady goes down mallet is gonna be at the helm. End of story.

  66. peanutele24 says: Jun 11, 2013 4:39 PM

    So lemme get this straight Tim tebow is awesome cause he’s a “good guy “and he loves Jesus ? WOW!!! Freaking original there man.

  67. commonsensedude says: Jun 11, 2013 4:42 PM

    The fat man can laugh and make jokes now. Tebow will be the one laughing at the end of the season when he still has an NFL career and Rex is unemployed and looking for a job as an assistant somewhere.

  68. finsguy says: Jun 11, 2013 4:54 PM

    It has become apparent to me that Rex Ryan just can’t compete as a coach at the NFL level. Don’t try to point out the success he had early, he is a terrible practice coach and has a lot of difficulty adjusting to other teams at this level.

    Maybe if Rex wants to stay in the league its time for him to stop insisting that he only be a head coach. He is obviously better suited as a mascot and if he would just accept that he could have a long NFL career at that position.

  69. vtopa says: Jun 11, 2013 4:55 PM

    Its OFFICIAL: I’m sick of this big fat slob and his big fat mouth…

  70. Frazier28/7 says: Jun 11, 2013 5:06 PM

    Would it make a difference anyway?

  71. jwil007 says: Jun 11, 2013 5:11 PM

    on 4th and goal in the 1st matchup Belicheck will give the ball to Tebow to score on the Jets just like he let Woodhead show out on them….Its coming..Payback is coming and Im not a pats fan…LOL Rex needs to zip it sometimes…

  72. stankytoes12 says: Jun 11, 2013 5:24 PM

    I think everyone might be reading into that comment a little to much

  73. jonevans83 says: Jun 11, 2013 5:24 PM

    Can we do a PFT Pie Chart day? and get credible data showing the correlation between Education and Tebowmaniacs? Also the belief of fairy’s and Republicans.

  74. rangenius says: Jun 11, 2013 5:52 PM

    Rex, you can’t beat Tebow either.

  75. zeke2517 says: Jun 11, 2013 6:05 PM

    Free sports journalism… We really do get what we pay for. Shame.

  76. denverdude7 says: Jun 11, 2013 6:15 PM

    Tebow is a better coach than Ryan right now.

  77. bonniebengal says: Jun 11, 2013 6:41 PM

    I think by the end of the year Ryan will be saying the same thing about himself and the Jets: “It didn’t work out.”

  78. zeroryoko1974 says: Jun 11, 2013 6:46 PM

    The real reason he had to go is he wouldn’t give Rex a good foot job like Sanchez does for him

  79. wnstonchill says: Jun 11, 2013 7:04 PM

    KIND of ironic you say that Rex…….all of the other teams in the AFC EAST have said over and over how they’re glad you’re the head coach of the Jets and pray that you’ll be there forever! How does it feel knowing that the only people that don’t want you around are the fans of the very team you coach????

  80. vikescry1 says: Jun 11, 2013 7:13 PM

    Jamarcus Russell could lead the pats over the jets. Sorry jets fans but until Rex is gone your team will continue to be a joke.

  81. jshipolito says: Jun 11, 2013 7:21 PM

    As a Jets fan, Rex Ryan makes me sick!!!!!!

  82. immafubared says: Jun 11, 2013 7:35 PM

    Dam Rex spilled the beans. They want to dump Brady because he costs to much and replace him with Tebow before the season starts.

  83. fdugrad says: Jun 11, 2013 7:42 PM

    So, after spending an entire year ruining TT’s career, Rex wishes him luck!? Isn’t that the way it always is in life…the ones who dump and thump on you as they kick you out, turn around and wish you all the luck in the world!! How can ANY player on the Jets believe a SINGLE thing Rex utters?!

  84. cliffclavicle says: Jun 11, 2013 7:43 PM

    LOL, the difference between Tubsy and BB being that BB CAN coach his way out of a soggy paper bag. And anyway, how would Footsie McFatass know jack squat about Tebow, he never bothered to see what he could do in a real game, not even once.

  85. thesteelers says: Jun 11, 2013 7:49 PM

    Rex Ryan is a disgusting human being.

  86. chi01town says: Jun 11, 2013 8:35 PM

    If Tebow gets the chance he would beat the Jets. Rex is a clown that nobody likes and he is the ONLY thing worse than Elway.

  87. smackingfools says: Jun 11, 2013 9:01 PM

    The circus moved to another town?? Lol. I wouldn’t go that far

  88. cwk22 says: Jun 11, 2013 9:07 PM

    Rex needs to shut up. It’s not even fun to hate the guy anymore. He has suckchez as his QB. Him running his mouth is a joke.

  89. monropoobah says: Jun 12, 2013 4:26 AM

    -you hate rex and anything about him but look how many of you got whipped into a commenting frenzy about the article you hate seeing.
    -i’m a jet fan. still don’t hate rex. don’t like everything about him but he’s clearly a really smart defensive football guy. the jury is still out on head coach. if this is a learning curve, there have been some extraordinary head vcoaches who have started out about the ‘same’
    -i blame sparano for not playing tebow (or at least leaking a story to the media about how badly he sucked so it was easier for everybody to make sense of the thing)
    -i blame rex for trusting him too much
    -i blame johnson for getting the guy without purpose
    -where’s the part of this article where rex trashes tebow? can’t find it. he said i hope the backup ‘qb’ starts in place of the hall of famer. there’s a knock in there but it’s pretty skimpy
    -can’t you guys find something else to do?

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