Champ Bailey was one of 32 NFL stars to make the trip to Brooklyn, NY to debut the league’s new Nike uniforms. It was the perfect time for the media to get his thoughts on Tim Tebow and Tebowmania relocating New York City.
Bailey is consistently one of the best interviews in the league as he’s not afraid to speak his mind. He just let’s it flow, and he can since he’s a future Hall of Famer and he’s played in the league for 13 seasons. Here is what Bailey had to offer up.
On Tebow taking over Mark Sanchez’s job:
“Oh, he’s going to challenge him, absolutely. Sanchez can’t feel too comfortable in his seat. If he keeps playing well, he doesn’t have to worry about it. But if he doesn’t play well, we all know what’s going to happen next.”
On advice to Tebow’s new teammates regarding Tebowmania:
“Just roll with it, you can’t stop it. The one thing that made it easy to deal with was the way he handled it. He handled it with a lot of class, very professional. I love him to death. He’s a great kid. I wish him the best. Whatever he gets, he deserves.”
On Tebow embracing his new role as backup quarterback:
“I think he’ll do it. Will he like doing it for the rest of his career? I don’t think so. I think this is a short-term thing. The guy will be a starter at some point, whether it’s here or somewhere else, because he’s going to work to get it done.”
All of the quotes are courtesy of ESPN New York.