Despite claiming to be an ardent supporter of President Barack Obama, Jets’ wide receiver Patrick Turner doesn’t see eye-to-eye with the Commander-in-Chief regarding New York’s quarterback situation.
On Thursday, Obama hinted that if he were a Jets fan he’d be ‘pretty nervous’ about a potential quarterback controversy brewing in the Big Apple.
Turner maintains that both Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow can coexist within Gang Green’s new offense.
“Shout out to Obama — I’m behind him 100 percent,” Turner told reporters on Friday. “But I think this will be the first time a two-quarterback system will work. Tebow, for what he did last year, I felt like he kind of changed the game a little bit. That’s why he’s here. Guys are behind him. I’m behind him 100 percent. What he can do is something special.”
With one week of training camp in the books, the Jets have weathered a torrent of cynicism pertaining to their dual-quarterback scheme.
Even though Obama’s sentiments were not shared by the Jets locker room, head coach Rex Ryan is flattered that his team has captured the attention of a public figure of his stature.
“Well you know what’s funny when you look at it is it shows how popular our game really is, said Ryan of Obama’s comments on the Jets. “Every single person has an opinion, and it seems they have an opinion on our football team, but it’s amazing. This is the President of the greatest country there is and he’s talking about the New York Jets football team.”
Rick Laughland covers the New York Jets for Greenandwhitereport.com
You can follow him on Twitter @rlaughland
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