Mark Sanchez vs. Tim Tebow: President Obama weighs in on Jets quarterbacks
Although he's best known as a basketball aficionado, President Barack Obama is a fan of many sports. In a Thursday radio interview on 97.1 The Fan in Columbus, Ohio, Obama was asked about the New York Jets' quarterback situation with Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow.
Here's what the President said, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News:
"I gotta tell you, I don't like the idea of a quarterback controversy at the start of a season," Obama said. "So if I was a Jets fan, I'd be pretty nervous. Sanchez is not Tom Brady yet, but he led them to the playoffs two years in a row. 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 added. "So it'll be pretty interesting to see how it plays itself out."