When the Jets traded for Tim Tebow last week, one of the most vocal critics was Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath.
"I think it stinks," the former Jets star told USA Today.
He said starting quarterback Mark Sanchez, who had just been signed to a three-year contract extension, should consider the trade "a slap in the face."
But Namath dialed down the disdain a bit Monday in an interview with Fox Business Network, saying, "I have changed my mind slightly" on Tebow, who was introduced as the backup in a predictably over-the-top news conference.
"He’s the biggest star, one of them certainly, in the game today, so I think the Jets have done a terrific thing here in bringing the Jet fans a real star," Namath said. "Now, can the star continue to play football and contribute properly without disrupting what they have there at this time?