Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly was a part of a Buffalo Bills team that made four consecutive trips to the Super Bowl in the early 90s. Kelly and his Bills teams walked away from each of those contests as the loser. Even with those losses, you shouldn’t discount the opinion of a quarterback that managed to make multiple Super Bowl appearances through out his career.
Speaking with NFL Network’s “NFL Total Access”, Kelly shared his view on how the Tebow/Sanchez combo will work out for the New York Jets.
“I gotta be honest: I don’t know what (the New York Jets) really were thinking,” Kelly said. “Mark Sanchez is a quarterback who’s going to be sitting there every single game if he plays bad, and No. 1, you know Jets fans — they’re going to start booing.”
Kelly said he would have been looking over his shoulder in Buffalo if the Bills had tried the same tactic.
“I think (there’s) a lot of pressure on Sanchez to not only start off hot, but continue game after game after game playing steady,” Kelly said. “If he doesn’t, you know you’re going to hear the boo birds. People want Tim Tebow in there.”
Kelly stated an opinion that is shared by many observers of the league – the Jets may have done themselves a great disservice by inviting a potential quarterback controversy during what could prove to make or break season for Mark Sanchez. It will be interesting to see how the Jets navigate themselves through the situation they have created.