WASHINGTON (AP) — 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, comparing them to the Jets and their quarterback uncertainty.
In remarks on the Senate floor, Reid said the Jets have three quarterbacks — Sanchez, Tebow and Greg McElroy, who replaced Sanchez last Sunday and led the team to its only touchdown in a 7-6 win over the Arizona Cardinals.
Reid said Republicans can’t decide on their leader either.
Source: Donna Cassata, Associated Press