Riled-up Namath sounds off on Jets’ QB dilemma

(Jarrett Baker/Getty Images)

(Jarrett Baker/Getty Images)

With Brett Favre retired, the New York Jets need a starting quarterback. And Joe Namath, the Jets’ most-famous QB, sounded worried about it in a recent interview with the New York Daily News:

    Namath, in an interview Friday night with the Daily News, was riled up, wondering — like all Jets fans — about the current quarterback situation. He wouldn’t be opposed to Kellen Clemens getting the job, but he’d sure like some straight answers from the organization.
    “I’m curious,” Namath said. “How do the players feel about (Clemens)? How do the coaches feel about him? If he’s not the guy, why is he still there? God damn, it’s time for him to step up. The guy deserves a shot. If the team doesn’t feel that way, don’t B.S. everybody and keep dragging it out. It’s bull. Say what you mean. Do you have confidence in Clemens or (Brett) Ratliff or not?
    “From what I’ve been reading in the papers, some of the comments, the confidence level isn’t too high and it doesn’t look real encouraging for those quarterbacks,” he continued. “It seems no one has a lick of confidence in them. If that’s true, why have they been there?”

Namath went on to say that he wants to remember the good times in Favre’s only Jets season, not the five-game collapse that cost the team a playoff spot:

    “I know what I watched,” he said. “I don’t see anything positive for me — Joe Namath — characterizing my memories of the last five games. What the hell? I want to be comfortable with my memories of Brett Favre.”

Namath sounds so fired up, he might want to get back under center for the Jets next season.

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