(NEW YORK) — Former NFL quarterback Jeff Garcia is not a fan of Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow. Garcia has been teaching Jets quarterback Marc Sanchez the West Coast offense the past few weeks and believes that Tebow must go before the Jets open up their offseason program.
“If there’s going to be competition at the quarterback position, it’s not going to come from Tim Tebow,” Garcia told the USA Today. “Having Tebow there [last season] just became a distraction, more of a circus show.”
Garcia is currently working in San Diego as a quarterback instructor and doesn’t think Tebow is the answer as a backup for Sanchez.
“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 David Garrard and Greg McElroy,” he continued.
The Jets are expected to release Tebow if they are unable to trade him before the NFL Draft on April 25, according to reports.
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Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN