Remember that ESPN segment (that I think is still going on) called “C’mon man!”? Yeah, this falls directly under that category, and if it was football season right now, then this statement from Joe Namath would be on the show. Hands down, 100 percent, no question.
The Hall of Fame quarterback in Namath not only loves Mark Sanchez, but he apparently believes that he would beat out former New York Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick if the Denver Broncos signed Fitzmagic. No way, no chance. Here’s what he had to say when speaking with New York Newsday this week at the GTIF Charity Day event in Manhattan.
“I’ll tell you what, Denver has at least one quarterback that can still play, contrary to what people around here think, and that’s Mark Sanchez,”
Then came the question about whether or not the Broncos should push to sign Fitzpatrick.
“I don’t think he can beat Sanchez out,” Namath said. “He’s got a younger body, a stronger arm, and he’s a guy that has some experience.”
“My mind, my experience, sees a quality person and a quality player,” Namath said. “I still believe he’s going to be around 12 to 15 years, whether he’s the starter or not. He’s good for any team he’s on.”
Listen, I have no question that Mark Sanchez is a quality person, and sure, he’s a fine backup as well. But I’m not buying this. While Namath believes that Fitzpatrick is older and has a weaker arm, this is a guy who just threw for nearly 4,000 yards with 31 touchdowns last season.
It probably doesn’t matter anyways, because we all know the Broncos are looking to start Paxton Lynch as soon as possible more than likely, unless Sanchez really can produce in Denver.
(h/t FOX Sports)