Legendary Jets quarterback Joe Namath called Mark Sanchez “sensational” and “much better” than back-up Tim Tebow.
“There’s no doubt about it, there’s no doubt about it at all,” Namath said Tuesday night at the United Way’s Gridiron Gala. “At this point, certainly. And Mark’s going to get better. He’s going into his fourth year. Golly, I remember a team that won a championship with a quarterback in his fourth year. I hope it happens again.”
Namath, of course, referred to the Super Bowl III championship he won for the Jets in his fourth pro season. He was in attendance last night as Jets right guard Brandon Moore and Giants right guard Chris Snee were honored as “Hometown Heroes” for their community service.
“I’m a big Mark Sanchez fan. I’ve also been a Tebow fan since his freshman year at Florida,” Namath said. “When draft day came up, I said, ‘Somebody’s got to draft this kid,’ because he’s only positive for the team, for anybody, whatever work he does. He’s going to bring a lot of positive vibes and effort, and it’s a plus.”
But he added, “How it works out, I don’t know. That remains to be seen.”