New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford likely got some motors running when he compared the Philadelphia Eagles' quarterbacks to automobiles during a radio interview Friday.
Appearing on the "Boomer and Carton Show" on WFAN, Weatherford turned the key on this season's NFC East rivalry by taking verbal jabs at Tim Tebow, Mark Sanchez and Sam Bradford.
Sam Bradford and Mark Sanchez are battling to be the starting quarterback for the Eagles, but Giants punter Steve Weatherford made known his criticism of the two. Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports
"I'm gonna give you a Ferrari [Bradford] that maybe won't be running all the time, or I'm giving you a nice Cadillac sedan [Sanchez]," Weatherford said. "It's not the fastest but you know what you're going to get out of it. Bradford can go from zero to 60 in three seconds, but you don't know if he's gonna start up some days."
The Eagles acquired Bradford this offseason in a trade with the St. Louis Rams. He hasn't played since October 2013 because of injuries and is entering the final year of his contract that will pay him $12.95 million this season.
"Chip Kelly will get himself in serious trouble if they get an extension for that guy," Weatherford said. "And [if] he gets hurt? He's done."
Sanchez, who went 4-4 for the Eagles last season, will also compete for the starting quarterback position with Bradford.
As for Tebow, who was signed this offseason but hasn't played in a regular-season game since 2012, Weatherford started down the right road before stepping on the accelerator.
"I'm the biggest Tim Tebow fan in the world," Weatherford said. "I mean, who wouldn't want their daughter to date a guy like that? I'll tell you what, I don't want him taking snaps for my team."