Jeff Garcia rarely says something that matters, and I’m not sure this is one of those times either. But we’re rolling with it, because it’s even more seldom when Jeff Garcia says something that we agree with, and so does anyone else who thinks logical thoughts.
Garcia has been working with Mark Sanchez throughout this offseason, and trying to shape him into a competent quarterback. While it would be easy to throw some jabs at Garcia here, it’s even easier to argue that in his fleeting prime, he was a much better passer than Sanchez.
But I digress. What’s important is that Garcia spoke some real talk about Timothy Tebow, and his inexplicable presence on the Jets’ roster.
The floor is yours, Jeff:
“If there’s going to be competition at the position, it’s not going to come from Tim Tebow. Having Tebow there (last season) just became more of a distraction, more of a circus show. Obviously, it’s their decision. But from an outsider looking in, having Tebow there doesn’t bring anything positive. It just brings distraction.
“For Mark, the main competition is going to be with David Garrard and Greg McElroy.”
So much truth talk. Parting ways promptly is beneficial for both sides, with the Jets then going about the business of having an honest quarterback competition without an irrelevant body taking up space, and Tebow can then pursue a football destination where he can do something productive if such a place exists (it doesn’t).
Yet here we are three days away from the beginning of the Jets’ voluntary workouts — and therefore also the beginning of the offseason quarterback competition — and Tebow is still on the roster. He was meaningless for an entire season, and he’ll continue to be little more than that during the offseason.
End this now.