Jets owner: Tebow will be with us for three years

Tim Tebow.
AL BELLO/GETTY IMAGES

There will be three more years of Timsanity, at least according to Jets owner Woody Johnson.

Johnson gave starting quarterback Mark Sanchez a lukewarm endorsement on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” Wednesday morning, while adding backup Tim Tebow is part of the team’s long-term plans.

The movement to bench Sanchez has gained traction recently among fans and Johnson endorsed the idea of keeping Tebow with the team through the rest of his rookie contract.

“Absolutely, he’ll be with us for three years,” Johnson said. “He’ll be a valuable asset in terms of helping us win games.”

Head coach Rex Ryan meanwhile grew increasingly annoyed at having to answer questions about whether Sanchez will be benched.

Through five games, Tebow has been scarcely used. He’s completed one pass for nine yards and rushed the ball 14 times for 57 yards.

“We picked him up because we know Tebow is a good football player and he can bring our team certain elements we were missing the year before. That’s it,” Ryan said. “The decision of playing Tebow is going to be my decision. It’s not going to be the public’s decision or anyone else’s decision.”

The measuring stick for Sanchez won’t be his statistics but rather how the team does, Johnson said. Sanchez has quarterbacked the No. 28 passing offense in the league and his record from last season combined with the first five games of this season is 10-11.

“A quarterback’s job ultimately is to win games and Mark Sanchez has proven he can do that,” Johnson said. “And he can — like he pulled out a game a few weeks ago at the last couple of minutes a couple weeks ago against Miami.”

Follow Jets beat writer Kristian Dyer on Twitter @KristianRDyer.



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Brooklyn man charged in roommate's stabbing death

A Brooklyn man accused of violently stabbing his roommate to death on Monday is in police custody and faces murder charges.

International

Dinosaurs could have survived asteroid strike

It turns out there is a good and a bad time for the planet to be hit by a meteor, and dinosaurs were just unlucky.…

National

OkCupid admits to Facebook-style experimenting on customers

By Sarah McBrideSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - OkCupid, a top U.S. matchmaking website, intentionally mismatched users to test its technology, the IAC/InterActive Corp service said on…

Local

MTA fares still increasing 4 percent in newly…

The agency said the 4 percent increases, previously announced in December, will remain steady even as the MTA deals with increasing labor costs.

Movies

Interview: Brendan Gleeson on the way 'Calvary' depicts…

Brendan Gleeson talks about how his new film "Calvary" began over drinks and how his character here is the opposite of the lead in "The Guard."

Movies

'Get on Up' producer Mick Jagger on the…

Mick Jagger, a producer on the James Brown biopic "Get on Up," talks about the time had to tell the singer some bad news and his favorite JB record.

Television

'Glee' star Lea Michele to appear on 'Sons…

"Glee" star Lea Michele has been confirmed as a guest star in the final season of "Sons of Anarchy."

Television

TV watch list, Monday, July 28: 'The Bachelorette'…

See Andi Dorfman make her big choice on tonight's 'Bachelorette' finale.

MLB

Angelo Cataldi: Ryan Howard deserves better from Phillies

Just last week, Ryan Howard endured the embarrassment of a benching that was inevitable, and yet still shocking.

NFL

Larry Donnell has inside track in Giants tight…

Little-known Larry Donnell of Grambling State currently has the inside track, as the second-year player has received the bulk of the first-team reps.

NFL

Computer to Jets: Start Michael Vick over Geno…

Jets general manager John Idzik says the choice of who starts between second-year quarterback Geno Smith and veteran Michael Vick will be a “Jets decision.”

MLB

Yankees looking to trade for Josh Willingham: Report

CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported Sunday the Yankees are interested in Twins outfielder Josh Willingham.

Travel

Glasgow: Hey, hey, the gangs aren't here

This European city has done a good job getting rid of its more violent residents and revitalizing with artists.

Education

Babson College tops list of best colleges for…

Money magazine has just released its inaugural list of "The Best Colleges for Your Money" -- and the answers have surprised many. Babson College, which…

Education

NYC teens learn how to develop apps during…

Through a program sponsored by CampInteractive, the high schoolers designed their own community-focused apps.

Tech

The Ministry of Silly Walks app is both…

Monty Python have dug into their back catalogue for cash-ins once more, but with the Ministry of Silly Walks app, they've made something that's fun too.