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Toomer: 'I don't see Sanchez being the starter the entire season'

By Josh Katzowitz | NFL Writer
Presumably, Amani Toomer doesn't believe Tebow is a better quarterback than Manning. (Getty)
Since he retired from pro football and began serving as a guest analyst on ESPN radio in New York, former Giants receiver Amani Toomer hasn't had a shortage of opinions. He recently called tight end Jeremy Shockey a “bad teammate, a worse person," and last year, he referred to commissioner Roger Goodell as a Gestapo-type leader.

So, with bated breath, some people couldn't wait to hear Toomer's take* on Jets acquisition of Tim Tebow and what it means for Mark Sanchez.

*If Toomer's segment isn't actually called Toomer's Take on the radio, it most definitely should be.

And while he wasn't as vitriolic as he's proved he can be, Toomer did have an interesting take on the matter and who should be leading the Jets offense. He said he'd rather have Tebow as the starting quarterback, and Toomer believes at some point this seasno that the change will be made from Sanchez to Tebow.

"I still feel that way," Toomer said Monday, via ESPN New York. "Here's a guy, all the pundits say what he can't do, that he can't play. These are guys he probably looked up to growing up. All of a sudden, you get your opportunity to be on the big stage, and all these guys are talking bad about you, and he's still -- no matter what happens in the fourth quarter -- he makes plays and win games. There's something to be said about that.”

That's true. There is something to be said for leading your team to victories. But lest we forget, Sanchez helped the Jets to back-to-back AFC title game appearances during his first two seasons in the league. Sanchez still made plays and won games, like Tebow.

But Toomer also says that what Tebow accomplished in Denver last season, including a win against the Jets, made a strong impression on the team.

"I think they fully believe in him,” Toomer said. “I don't see Sanchez being the starter the entire season."

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