The bad news for Mark Sanchez is that the presence of Tim Tebow behind him guarantees a storyline when he plays poorly.
The good news for Mark Sanchez is that Tim Tebow is handling it with more grace than some would.
According to the New York Daily News, Tebow was asked seven times in seven different ways if he should be playing more after yesterday’s embarrassing 34-0 loss to the 49ers.
“I just want to do the best I can with whatever role that they give me, provide enthusiasm and energy every time I get the opportunity, but also from the sidelines or wherever I am,” Tebow said. “I’ll just be a good teammate, encourage guys and when, given opportunities, just try and make the most of them.”
While the Daily News didn’t note whether he followed up with a “God bless you,” he might as well have.
Sanchez completed less than half his passes for the third straight game, and also had an interception and a fumble.
Tebow himself didn’t do much either, which should be enough to keep the talk to a dull roar for the time being.
The fact he’s not going to fan the flames makes it more bearable, but perhaps only slightly. And the fact Sanchez has to play the Texans next week might make it all a moot point anyway.