FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Tim Tebow seems like the forgotten man on this team, but nevertheless, the backup quarterback said he's happy he wound up with the Jets.
"It was definitely a great opportunity for Greg [McElroy], and I'm happy he did so well and won," said Tebow, who seemed to harbor no resentment or frustration about being inactive against the Cardinals because of a rib injury. "We're competitors and we all want to play."
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Tebow, who reiterated that he only had input and not final say on where he was traded, was limited in practice, though he said he was able to do "a little bit more out there." Tebow still needs to undergo more X-rays on his two fractured ribs after the last set showed "some healing, but there are still fractures." As of right now, he's not 100 percent "but I can still throw OK," he said. It's unclear if Tebow will be able to play Sunday in his hometown of Jacksonville. The decision, he said, is up to Rex Ryan and the training staff.
Asked about Ryan's decision to start Mark Sanchez against the Jaguars, Tebow said his coach addressed all three quarterbacks yesterday and was "very honest . . . He just said that he believes in all of us."
Braylon went too far
Mark Sanchez said former teammate Braylon Edwards went "a little overboard" with his comments about the Jets' front office being "idiots." "I know he loved being here," Sanchez said of Edwards, who tweeted his support for Sanchez Tuesday after the quarterback's demotion. "He loved the guys in this locker room, he loved the guys upstairs. It was more of a, 'That's my guy and I'm sticking up for him' kind of thing."
WRs Clyde Gates (concussion), Stephen Hill (knee) and TE Dustin Keller (ankle) did not practice. RB Joe McKnight (ankle/ribs), RG Brandon Moore (hip) and NT Sione Po'uha (back) were limited . . . The league announced scoring changes for the game against Arizona. Cardinals' Sam Acho and Adrian Wilson were each credited with a full sack. Jets lineman Muhammad Wilkerson also was credited with a full sack.