New York Jets owner Woody Johnson assured fans that the team’s acquisition of quarterback Tim Tebow was a football move, and not an attempt to leverage his celebrity, according to ESPN.
"Let me be really clear about this, we work for the fans and the fans want us to win games," Johnson said, according to ESPN. "So all of the decisions we make regarding the team are just for football. It's hard to predict other things. If you get confused in term of what your mission is, you're not going to accomplish your mission. And our mission is to win games pure and simple. We think that Tim Tebow has been a winner all his life."
Johnson also affirmed that Mark Sanchez will remain the team’s starting quarterback. The Jets traded for Tebow last week. Tebow had served as the Denver Broncos starting quarterback for the second half of last season, spurring them to a playoff berth and a first round victory. He became expendable for the Broncos, however, when the team signed Peyton Manning to a five-year deal.