In the aftermath of the Jets acquiring Quarterback Tim Tebow, this evening "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed football legend Joe Namath for an exclusive primetime interview.
And as Tebow-mania prepares to take New York City by storm, the man known as "Broadway Joe" did not hesitate to share his opinion on a suddenly congested depth chart:
"You don't tell your starting quarterback – who's played three years, and who's gradually grown – that he's the man. Then you bring in somebody right behind him, with an added formation, that they're going to give teams trouble with? No."
A 1985 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee, and the architect behind the 1969 Super Bowl III guarantee, the former Jets signal-caller was equally infamous for embracing the famed New York City nightlife. Tebow, by contrast, is significantly more reserved, and devoutly religious. When asked by the host how the newest Jet QB would fare in his new environment, Namath tossed out a quip equal to his tightest spiral:
"Well, I'll tell ya, the way the Jets have played recently they need the good Lord on their side, so this could be a major move," joked the 2-time league MVP. "This young man, I've had the pleasure of watching him work since he started college in Florida, I know his history with his parents, and the kind of guy he is. I don't know anyone that doesn't have a special feeling about Tim Tebow."
To hear more of "Joe Willie" Namath's thoughts on Tim Tebow and the Jets, as well as on his alma mater – the Alabama Crimson Tide – check out his website, broadwayjoe.tv.