PALM BEACH, Fla. -- The Eagles triumvirate of owner Jeff Lurie, general manager Howie Roseman and president Joe Banner have yet to be spotted in the hallways of the Breakers Resort where the NFL will open its three-day March meeting Monday morning.
But Jets owner Woody Johnson offered his first public comments on his team’s acquisition last week of Tim Tebow. Nothing earth-shaking. But he did speak, which puts him one step ahead of Lurie, who already has put out word through the team’s public relations department that he is much too busy to talk to reporters down here.
"Tim Tebow will be a good additon to our team," Johnson said. "From a football standpoint, he adds flexibility, versatility. He’s a great athlete. He’s a big athlete. He can do a lot of things besides being the quarterback, besides being the backup quarterback. All of those things make us a better and stronger team going forward. I’m excited to have him onboard. Tim Tebow has been a winner all his life."
Johnson insists neither he nor general manager Mike Tannenbaum are worried about Tebow’s presence having a negative effect on starting quarterback Mark Sanchez, who is coming off a disappointing year.