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.