Despite the whole media world watching their every move as NFL training camps open this week, New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow maintains that he and incumbent starter Mark Sanchez are good friends and have a great relationship. I personally expected nothing less from either guy, as they both have high character and have managed to not let the intense scrutiny they are under affect their friendship or team chemistry.
Tim Tebow said via USA Today:
“It is a strong relationship and it is genuine and we know we have to have a great relationship because of the scrutiny and everybody watching. We just have to handle this pretty well…but also just because there’s stuff more important than just winning football games. But also, he’s someone of extremely high character and a good person. I know regardless if we’re on the same team or opposing teams, we’re going to be friends.”
After finishing 8-8 and missing the playoffs last season, the Jets are looking to rebound. The last thing the team needs is any type of controversy among the team and the two guys that play the most important position on the field, especially because of the reports last season that Sanchez wasn’t doing his job as a leader and the locker room was split. There’s no question that Tebow has great leadership skills and intangibles, but as of now the starting job is Mark Sanchez’s to lose.