President Obama weighs in on Jets QB situation

While campaigning in Ohio today, President Obama called into a local sports show to share his thoughts on the New York Jets quarterback controversy (Credit: AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

If you have not had enough of the Jets quarterback controversy, now there is more fuel for the fire. It looks like today someone asked the President of the United States what he thought about the team’s quarterback situation. And the President took time out of his busy schedule to answer.

“I gotta tell you, I don’t like the idea of a quarterback controversy at the start of a season, so if I was a Jets’ fan, I’d be pretty nervous,” President Barack Obama said.

Obama was at a campaign event in Ohio today, and called into 97.1 The Fan in Columbus and talked with hosts Mike Ricordati and Scott Torgerson.

Asked about the Mark Sanchez-Tim Tebow dynamic, President Obama offered a qualified endorsement of Sanchez.

“Sanchez is not Tom Brady yet, but he led them to the playoffs two years in a row,” he said. “I think Tim Tebow seems to be a wonderful young man, and he’s got just a great winning attitude. He really steps up when things count. . . .

“But there’s going to be a lot of tension in that situation,” Obama continued, “so it’ll be pretty interesting to see how it plays itself out.”

Knowing the President took time to call into a local sports radio show is cool if you ask me. This President has had more contact with sports than any other I have ever seen. As a native Chicagoan, I doubt he cares too much about the AFC East, but still cool nonetheless.





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