Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger thinks it will not take long for “Tebowmania” to take over in New York for Mark Sanchez, according to the New York Post.
On Tuesday, the two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback told the Post at Nike’s uniform unveiling event that Jets fans will start chanting Tebow’s name starting with the “first preseason game.” Regarding Sanchez, Roethlisberger said, “I feel bad for him, it’s going to be tough. (Tebow is) going to be the most popular guy in the city.”
The Steelers quarterback further expressed his feelings for the Jets starting quarterback saying, “If you’re Sanchez, it’s got to be a little frustrating. He’s a team guy and he’s going to do what’s best for the team, but it’s going to be hard for him to get into any kind of rhythm.”
Other players interviewed at the event including Tebow’s former teammates, Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey and Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin, expressed similar thoughts that Tebow’s fan base is too great for Sanchez to feel comfortable with the starting job in New York.