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The horrid play of Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez along with the team's 3-6 record has some fans and pundits calling for the Jets to finally make the move and insert Tim Tebow as starting quarterback.
That might be a popular decision among the masses outside of Rex Ryan's tear-filled locker room, but inside, Tebow has anything but the support of his Gang Green teammates.
The polarizing signal-caller was ripped to shreds by teammates, albeit almost entirely anonymously, in a New York Daily News article.
"He's terrible," one defensive starter reportedly told the newspaper.
That's only the beginning, though, as multiple sources spoke to the Daily News to make it known that they don't have any sort of trust whatsoever in Tebow.
In fact, Tebow isn't even viewed by his teammates as a capable replacement for Sanchez, given the fact that he's not even a real quarterback.
"We don't look at him as a quarterback," another starter told the paper. "He's the wildcat guy."
Another player was asked if inserting Tebow into the starter's role would make a difference, a positive one that is.
"Hell no!" a player emphatically told the Daily News. "You got to keep defenses honest. You just can't line up in the wildcat all the time. That won't work."
Even so, there's no denying Sanchez's struggles and decline. The USC alum completed nine of 22 passes for 124 yards an an interception in a loss to the Seahawks on Sunday. He's completed just 52 percent of his passes this season, with only 10 touchdowns to go along with nine interceptions.
Despite those numbers, the Jets seem to still stand behind their quarterback. The only player in the entire article who put his name to the quotes was offensive lineman Matt Slauson.
"It's not even close," Slauson said in reference to seeing Sanchez as the clear-cut No. 1. "All the other quarterbacks know it. I have all the confidence in Mark. We don't have a choice.
Slauson was then asked about the two other quarterbacks on the club -- Tebow and Greg McElroy -- and whether or not they might be better options moving forward.
"We have Greg ... and we have an athlete."
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