The New York Jets and quarterback Mark Sanchez struggled against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, opening the door for Tim Tebow to see more snaps.
The 49ers beat the Jets, 34-0, at MetLife Stadium. Sanchez went 13-of-29 for 103 yards and an interception.
Coach Rex Ryan doesn’t believe its time for a quarterback change.
“I don’t think that’s the answer, I think Mark’s the answer at quarterback.”
In the second quarter on third–and-one at the 39-yard-line, Tebow completed a nine-yard jump pass to tight end Dedrick Epps, marking his first pass as a Jet.
Epps fumbled the ball on the play after taking a hit and appeared to suffer an injury to his right knee.
“You don’t have to jump, but it’s kind of a pop-pass deal,” Tebow said of the play. “It’s something we’ve worked on for a little while, and felt we had a good look and executed … it’s just unfortunate what happened to Epps.”
Tebow also rushed the ball twice for zero yards.
Tebow said he’s willing to do whatever for the team.
“I just want to do the best I can with whatever role that they give me, and provide enthusiasm and energy every time I get the opportunity,” he said. “But also from the sidelines, or wherever I am, just be a good teammate and just encourage the guys and whenever I get the opportunity, just take advantage of them.”