3.21.2012

Tebow The Jet

So long mile high, it's Tim Tebow the Jet. The former Denver Broncos first round pick was traded to the New York Jets for a 2012 fourth and sixth round pick.

Tebow mania stole the show last NFL season in Denver. He eventually stole the starting job from Kyle Orton after the Broncos started the season 1-4. Tebow in turn led Denver to an 8-8 record and playoff birth. The Broncos beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round of the playoffs after an 80-yard touchdown pass from Tebow on the first play in overtime. The Broncos then got crushed by New England the next week.

It's a bit of a head turner as to why the Jets would bring in somebody like Tebow. This offseason got off to a rough start when several anonymous players called out starting quarterback Mark Sanchez. Citing everything from work ethic to talent. The Jets then backed Sanchez by giving him a nice three-year, $40.5 million contract extension. So what does bringing in Tebow do?

My take on it is that it gives Sanchez legitimate competition that he should be able to beat out going into off-season workouts. There also may be a wildcat package the Jets may work into their offense this year. As we have seen, Tebow can run an option style offense well. There is no telling just how much playing time Tebow will receive as a member of the Jets. What we do know is that the New York media will have a field day with this.

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