Thursday, March 22, 2012

Tebow Mania Heads to NY

With the signing of Peyton Manning, the Denver Broncos had no choice but to trade Tim Tebow. (That gust of wind you felt was John Elway letting out a sigh of relief) The Broncos are now stable at the QB position and do not have to worry about pleasing fans by playing Tebow. Tim Tebow has been traded to the NY Jets and will presumably run their version of the Wildcat Offense.

I think that this is a terrible move for both Tebow and the Jets. The New York Jets are the most dysfunctional team in the NFL. The last thing that they need is the hype and drama that comes with Tim Tebow.  Not to mention that fact that he is once again probably the third best QB on the depth chart behind Mark Sanchez and Drew Stanton.

The Jets already have guys in the locker room, as well as many fans that question the ability of starting QB Mark Sanchez. The addition of Tim Tebow will only add fuel to the fire. Can you imagine if Sanchez comes out and struggles mightily in the first 3 games? All of New York will be screaming for Tebow Time.

The Jets just committed to Mark Sanchez a few weeks ago by signing him to a contract extension. So what is the point of bringing in a backup QB (with terrible passing stats) who brings so much media attention? I just don’t see how this can work. I know that the Jets effectively ran the wildcat with Brad Smith a few years ago, but who cares. Tebow may end up being on the field 10 plays during a game. Is this really worth the attention that comes with bringing in a polarizing figure such as Tebow?

Tebow does have value in the NFL, most likely as a short yardage back. I love his story and really want to see him succeed. I just don’t think NY is the place that is going to happen. I feel Jacksonville (Tebow had the choice between NY and Jax) would have been a much better fit. That would have also benefited the league by greatly raising tickets sales for a struggling franchise. In the end I think this is going to turn out to be a horrible football move. It will, however, benefit the Jets financially through the sale of # 15 jerseys.

Who really knows how this will turn out? All I know is that I hope HBO brings back the acclaimed show, Hard Knocks: NY Jets. I can’t wait to see Tebow’s reaction the first time that Rex Ryan goes into one of his f-bomb laced rants.

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