Hall of Famer Joe Namath doesn't think Jets backup Tim Tebow has the skills to be the starter for the team. (Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
Hall of Famer Joe Namath is hoping New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez stay healthy the entire season, because he can't imagine backup Tim Tebow taking the reins.
Namath once again said Tebow has a great work ethic, but questions his skills and doesn't think Tebow is even a suitable back-up.
“God forbid something happens to Sanchez. See, this is where I’m confused. I don’t think the second guy really is Tebow,” Namath told ESPN.com.
Tebow had only 11 yards on five carries in the Jets opening day blowout of the Buffalo Bills and has completed 47 percent of his passes over his career.
“I don’t think he can consistently play the quarterback position as we know it as opposed to the Wildcat without improving his passing accuracy,” Namath said of Tebow. “You’ve got to be more accurate than that today, and Tim’s got a big motion. He’s working on it, and he can improve it. So that remains to be seen.”