Tim Tebow's teammates don't think he's the answer to the Jets' struggles.
Players offered a blunt assessment of Tebow's abilities as a quarterback during an informal survey conducted by the New York Daily News. Most believe he's little more than a sideshow.
"He's terrible," the Daily News quoted a defensive starter as saying.
Left guard Matt Slauson isn't a fan of Tebow's. He backs current starter Mark Sanchez, though Sanchez has completed an NFL-worst 52 percent of his passes and a league-high four interceptions in the red zone.
"It's not even close," Slauson said in describing who's the best quarterback for the 3-6 Jets. "All the other quarterbacks know it. I have all the confidence in Mark. We don't really have a choice."
As far as the other QBs on the roster, Slauson said, "We have Greg ... and we have an athlete."
Tebow, who was acquired by the Jets in the offseason from the Denver Broncis, is seen more as a role player.
"We don't look at him as a quarterback," another starter said. "He's the Wildcat guy."
And the Jets don't believe the the offense will improve with Tebow running more Wildcat. However, they do think Tebow can be effective as a runner.
"You got to keep defenses honest," one starter said. "You just can't line up in the Wildcat all the time. That won't work."
Another player was direct with the Daily News, saying, "We can't win running that ----" that worked last year when Tebow helped lead the Broncos to the playoffs.
Still, there's concern about the offense. Some pointed to the receivers as the problem.
"I've seen better receiving corps in college than we have on our team," one Jets source told the Daily News.
Coach Rex Ryan has continued to back Sanchez as the starter after Sunday's 28-7 loss to Seattle in which the Jets were held to 185 total yards.
Asked of anyone supports Tebow becoming the starter, a teammate said, "Nobody."