Pity the New York Jets: Reid latest with swipe
The New York Jets and their quarterback controversy have turned
into Washington’s political football.
In August, President Barack Obama questioned the Jets’ decision
to acquire Tim Tebow when they had quarterback Mark Sanchez, who
had led the team to the playoffs two years in a row. Then this
week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid took a swipe at Republicans
in the midst of tough fiscal cliff negotiations, arguing that they
lack a leader and comparing them to the Jets with their quarterback
The Jets have three quarterbacks – Sanchez, Tebow and Greg
McElroy. McElroy replaced Sanchez last Sunday and led the team to
its only touchdown in a 7-6 win over the Arizona Cardinals.
”It’s not one of my favorite teams, but it’s really fun to
watch, and that’s the New York Jets,” the Nevada Democrat said in
remarks on the Senate floor Thursday. ”Coach (Rex) Ryan, he’s got
a problem. He has three quarterbacks – Sanchez. He’s got Tim Tebow.
He’s got a guy named McElroy. He can’t decide who their quarterback
is going to be. That’s the same problem the Republicans have. Who
is their quarterback?”
After benching Sanchez for McElroy last Sunday, Ryan has decided
to start Sanchez this weekend in the Jets’ game at