Tim Tebow looked every part the starting quarterback of the New York Jets during his introductory press conference Monday.
He calmly answered every question thrown his way with a swagger and grace befit of a guy No. 1 on the depth chart.
"Me and Mark have a great relationship," Tebow said. "We've been friends the past three years and have already texted back and forth. We are going to have a great working relationship and I think we'll have a lot of fun together."
"From my conversations with (Sanchez), he was excited and he was excited about working with me," Tebow added. "I'm excited about working with him. I have a lot of respect for him as a football player. He's always handled himself with so much class and integrity, and he's won a lot of football game as a quarterback. And I think we'll have a great working relationship and we talked about that, just supporting one another in our roles."
"Tim is going to be a major contributor to our football team," Ryan said. "With the Wildcat specifically, the great thing is you don't know if we're going to run it one snap a game or 20 snaps a game -- you have no idea. Every week, it could be different. That's some of the preparation problems he gives you."
Asked if he was OK with assuming a role other than quarterback, Tebow said Monday he's willing to do whatever it take to help the Jets win games.
"I've always said that I'm a football player first and then a quarterback -- although that is my dream, that's what I want to be," Tebow said. "That's what I think I am, is a quarterback. But however I can help the team and however I can make a difference. However they can use me I would be open to it, and I would work as hard."