Originally posted on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 5/22/13

INDIANAPOLIS - JANUARY 24: Joe Namath, former Jets quarterback, looks on from the sidelines before the New York Jets take on the Indianapolis Colts during the AFC Championship Game at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 24, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Joe Namath seems to have ring and all time great New York Jet protection.  Namath won a championship for the New York Jets, and probably will go down as the best quarterback the franchise has ever had. With such credentials, comes the ability to basically voice his opinion anytime he pleases. Namath is a big supporter of current embattled Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, and told the New York Daily News that “Geno Smith is a good player, but that the Jets didn’t need to draft him.” “No, I don’t think they needed a quarterback,” Namath said at the United Way’s 20th annual Gridiron Gala at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel on Tuesday. “They needed the other positions filled. Possibly offensive line. They got some defensive line. The safeties are still questionable. The outside linebackers are still questionable.” Namath backs Mark Sanchez, and feels that he’s the quality quarterback the Jets need. “I am pulling for him,” Namath said of Sanchez. “I know that he can do better than he’s done. And we saw him lead a team to two AFC championship games, right? I also know what it’s like not to necessarily have the weapons you’d like to have, not to necessarily have the time you’d like to accomplish.”
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