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Special 10-pack: The Tebow trade

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Much can be said about the trade that sent Tim Tebow from the Broncos to, of all teams, the New York Jets.  Actually, much already has been said.  And much more will be said.

And much will continue to be said for as long as Tebow is a member of the team.

So why not say some stuff about it right now?  I thought about coming up with 18 takes in honor of Frank Tripucka, but it’s late and I’m tired and if I start doing 18 takes for one thing then I need to do 18 takes for everything because I’m weird that way.  Actually, I’m weird in a lot of ways.

But not nearly as weird as the trade that sent Tim Tebow from the Broncos to, of all teams, the New York Jets.

1.  How’s this for a sense of urgency, Mark?

The Jets know that Mark Sanchez can, in the right situation, perform at a high level.  After all, he won four road playoff games in his first two NFL seasons.  But they can’t duplicate that sense of urgency during the regular season.

What better way to light a fire under his rear end than to bring the hottest name in the NFL to the Big Apple?

The Jets can claim that Tebow is the backup, and for now he is.  But once Sanchez starts throwing interceptions, the chants of “Tebow” at MetLife Stadium will be so loud that they’ll hear them all the way back in Denver.

So it’s Sanchez’s job to lose.  And plenty of people fully expect him to eventually lose it.

2.  Introducing the T-Bone Offense.

Until Tebow becomes the full-time quarterback, he’ll be used in a version of the Wildcat package based on the things that worked best for him in Denver last year — the read-option, the traditional option, and the unexpected fake handoff followed by a long pass to a receiver sprinting down the field in single coverage because nine guys are at the line of scrimmage trying to stop the run.

While Sanchez will be the starter and Tebow will be the backup, the T-Bone Offense will be the offense Tebow runs whenever he’s on the field — whether it’s a surprise change of pace or Sanchez is injured or Sanchez is ineffective or it’s not a surprise change of pace after all but a regular appearance.

The starter is the guy who takes the field on the first offensive play of the game.  So while Sanchez will (for now) have that role, Tebow will be used as much as the coaching staff chooses — and if he’s as effective for the Jets as he was against the Jets and against offensive coordinator Tony Sparano’s Dolphins last year, we may see Tebow far more often than we ever saw Brad Smith, even if Tebow technically is the backup.

3.  Somewhere, Bill Belichick is smiling.

Everything the Jets do seems to be motivated by a desire to one-up the Patriots in their own division or the Giants in their own backyard.  In this case, New England coach Bill Belichick has to be hoping that Tebow will become the starter before the first time the Pats and Jets play in 2012.

Last year, Belichick outscored Tebow’s Broncos 86-33.  And so it’s fair to say that Belichick, even with an undermanned defense in 2012, has figured out how to stop Tebow.

Count on Belichick doing more of the same in 2012.

4.  Jets barely avoid disaster.

Some Jets fans would say that the only thing worse than the team announcing that they’re trading for Tebow is the Jets announcing it twice.  But in that strange period of limbo on Wednesday, it looked like the Jets’ failure to read Tebow’s contract would scuttle the trade because of salary advances paid by the Broncos that needed to be repaid by the Jets.

Failure to close the deal would have triggered a firestorm of criticism in New York.  Yes, there will already be plenty of criticism.  But it would have been much, much worse if the Jets had wanted him and then failed to get him because of negligence in the review of the documents.

5.  The ultimate Odd Couple.

When Peyton Manning supposedly was considering the Jets (you know, back before the Jets “passed” on him), I said that Manning and Rex Ryan would be the ultimate odd couple.

I was wrong.

Rex and Tim Tebow make Felix Unger and Oscar Madison look like Bert and Ernie.

Sure, Tebow and his Buddy the Elf demeanor will always say and do the right things, enthusiastically.  On Wednesday night, for example, he casually brushed off the fact that Rex has a penchant for dropping “F” bombs.

But that doesn’t mean Rex will be as comfortable being Rex in the presence of Tebow.  And if Rex tries to change the way he is because he’s concerned he’ll make Tebow uncomfortable, Rex will be uncomfortable, and things could get even weirder than they otherwise would be.

Then again, they can always break the tension with a gosh darn snack.

6.  Hard Knocks, Part II.

Speaking of gosh darn snacks, don’t the Jets now become the odds-on favorites for another season of Hard Knocks?

With Tebow and Santonio and Sanchez and Rex and Cromartie and the Incredible Hulk and all the other characters in that organization, a return visit would make the Jets an even bigger national attraction.

And it would be easy to justify.  Tebow said Wednesday night that he became a fan of Rex Ryan by watching Hard Knocks two years ago.

If Rex’s antics can attract Tebow, they can attract anyone.

7.  Santonio won’t be happy.

Speaking of Santonio, if he didn’t like the amount of balls flying his way with Sanchez last year, he’ll absolutely hate it when Tebow starts sailing the ball over Holmes’ head or, possibly, not throwing it at all.

That’s the major flaw in the Jets’ Tebow-driven renewed commitment to the “ground and pound” offense.  They’ve decided to keep Santonio around for another year, which means they owe him millions in guaranteed money both this year and next year.  Which means that unless they trade him to, say, the Broncos, they need to find a way to keep him happy.

He won’t be happy playing with Tebow.

8.  Woody’s words look even more ridiculous.

Last week, Jets owner Woody Johnson claimed, presumably with a straight face, that the Jets “passed” on Peyton Manning.

So they passed on Peyton, but they fell all over themselves to get Tebow?

No one believed Johnson when he said what he said about Manning.  Even fewer believe him now, if that’s even possible.

Then again, given the events in the NFL from the past few days, anything is possible.

9.  Tebowmania may not translate to Broadway.

There’s a presumption that any team for which Tebow plays will inspire legions of Tebowmaniacs.  But Jets fans hardly are sheep.  And regardless of whether the Tebow approach is genuine or phony, Jets fans will be far more likely to assume that it’s an Eddie Haskell routine.

Regardless, few Jets fans seem prepared to assume that Tebow can walk on the Hudson River.  In New York, he’ll attract more cynicism and attention and criticism than he ever imagined.

It’s unlikely that any of it will change him, but he ultimately may wish he’d been shipped home to Jacksonville.

10.  The Jaguars could still be his destiny.

In Jacksonville, the owner wanted him but the football operation was at best ambivalent.  In New York, the coaching staff and the front office were on the same page.

Eventually, if change comes in New York, Tebow could once again be out on his ear.

And Shad Khan will still be the owner of the Jaguars.  And he’ll still want to get the tarps off the seats at EverBank Field.

And he’ll still be interested in bringing Tebow home.

It’s hard not to think that’s exactly how this eventually will end.  Even though the Jags didn’t get him now, chances are they’ll get him later.

Or, depending on how the next season or two unfold, sooner.

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78 Responses to “Special 10-pack: The Tebow trade”
  1. bearsrulepackdrool says: Mar 22, 2012 1:23 AM

    I said it last year and people laughed at me. (Last year around the middle of the year) We’re going to sit here a year from now and “Tebow, who?” Sanchez will be motivated and have a monster year, while Tebow will just faaaaade away.

  2. maddenisfordorks says: Mar 22, 2012 1:24 AM

    As a Jag fan, I’d prefer 60,000+ loyal fans every weekend with a few seats covered, than this whole Jort wearing Tebow circus …

  3. linvillegorge says: Mar 22, 2012 1:25 AM

    I don’t know why everyone thinks Rex Ryan’s cussing will be an issue. Tim Tebow has played football all his life. You really think he hasn’t heard a little bit of cussing in his life on the field, in the locker room, and just hanging around football people in general? C’mon people…

  4. suckmyhawk says: Mar 22, 2012 1:25 AM

    I miss the Brett Favre posts.

  5. fin72 says: Mar 22, 2012 1:26 AM

    I’m still shocked that Jacksonville didn’t do what they needed to do to get him on the cheap and figure out a role for him. Maybe they really DON’T want to sell tickets so they can move to L.A.

  6. blancodiablo says: Mar 22, 2012 1:29 AM

    Fire Gene Smith! End the GMs contract with LA!

  7. TaiwanMike says: Mar 22, 2012 1:30 AM

    Good luck in the bright lights and big city, kid. As far as I’m concerned, this is going to be good for my Buffalo Bills because the Jets are going to be in a constant state of disarray because of this. If Sanchez couldn’t take the heat last year, put a personality like Tim Tebow with his irrational fan base chanting his name in your locker room and see what happens.

  8. babyhorsemorgan says: Mar 22, 2012 1:33 AM

    Dispel the myth about Sanchez being the better passer of the two. He certainly wasn’t in college, and if you compare his first 15 starts to Tebow, Tim has about the same yardage passing, 8 more touchdowns, 11 fewer interceptions and Tebow’s PASSER RATING IS 20 POINTS HIGHER than Sanchez. That doesn’t even take into account rushing yardage.

  9. pooinyourface says: Mar 22, 2012 1:33 AM

    Baaahaha I’m laughing in NY at the little hick piggies baahahaha I’m eating a snack while u cry like little girls over every one of these Jets articles in ur little hick villages boohoo baaahahahaha

  10. lucimorland says: Mar 22, 2012 1:37 AM

    Is Tebow going to text bible verses to Sterger?

  11. terumiarai says: Mar 22, 2012 1:39 AM

    Now that Tebow’s with the Not Yets how much is the 15 Denver jerseys going for? Peyton should pick that # up and return 18 to Tripucka.

  12. asarabi says: Mar 22, 2012 1:40 AM

    To be certain, the Los Angeles Jaguars do not want Tebow. The Staten Island Jets can have him for the foreseeable future.

  13. gmsalpha says: Mar 22, 2012 1:41 AM

    Tim Tebow + Rex Ryan’s mouth = Jesus F’in Christ.

  14. maxinquaye7 says: Mar 22, 2012 1:44 AM

    @pooinyourface

    lolwut?

  15. drunkenagitator says: Mar 22, 2012 1:46 AM

    Official 2012 NY Jets Timeline

    Pre-season: early-line favorites to win it all and possibly go undefeated.

    Weeks 1-4: Jets soar to 4-0 record behind Sanchize and Tebowmania. Rex clears room on shelf for Lombardi trophy.

    Week 5: Sanchez 4 INT day leads to first loss, frustrated fans clamor for Tebow.

    Weeks 6-8: After another Sanchez INT Tebow takes over, leads Jets to two wins and becomes biggest thing ever again.

    Week 9: Jets falter, Tebow looks terrible again. Squabblers begin squabbling.

    Weeks 10-16: Annual tailspin officially begins. Tebow gets yanked, Sanchez is terrible, Sparano looks confused and Rex insists Jets will still it all.

    Week 17: Jets eliminated from playoffs. Fans burn things and stamp feet angrily, demanding everyone be fired, waived or traded immediately. Everyone laughs.

  16. babyhorsemorgan says: Mar 22, 2012 1:48 AM

    Everyone tweet “RIP Paul McCartney”. Just in case he dies unexpectedly….and….well…cause it’s fun!

  17. cpoled says: Mar 22, 2012 1:48 AM

    This is just a ploy for attention and revenue. This circus was unwarranted by the players, especially Sanchez. The clamoring for Tebow will be deafening once Sanchez throws a pick six. If the idea is to supplant Sanchez in the future is ridiculous when you consider no matter how inaccurate Sanchez may be, Tebow is a lot worse.

  18. KIR says: Mar 22, 2012 2:06 AM

    Indy has the worst record for the season and Sanchez comes out the big loser. “Who Woulda Thunk It?”

  19. KIR says: Mar 22, 2012 2:07 AM

    Jets fans get ready for a bunch of games that end 9 to 6.

  20. matthewcarlson1 says: Mar 22, 2012 2:08 AM

    If they alternated qb’s it could change the game.. Or just play tebow on important 3rd downs and in the 4th quarter of close games… He could be the football equivalent of a closer in baseball.

  21. gosuhgo says: Mar 22, 2012 2:26 AM

    pooinyourface says:
    Mar 22, 2012 1:33 AM
    Baaahaha I’m laughing in NY at the little hick piggies baahahaha I’m eating a snack while u cry like little girls over every one of these Jets articles in ur little hick villages boohoo baaahahahaha

    ________________________
    I know you guys screen your comments. How does this ish get through?

  22. elmoron says: Mar 22, 2012 2:28 AM

    drunkenagitator,
    That was pretty good.

  23. jackshine says: Mar 22, 2012 2:28 AM

    I just wanna thank my lord and saviour for
    giving me the chance to leave this comment,
    its through him all things are possible.

  24. 4512dawg4512 says: Mar 22, 2012 2:32 AM

    Looks like the beginning of the end for Tebow

  25. botchedextrapoint says: Mar 22, 2012 2:39 AM

    I’ve been away for a few days. Anything happen?

  26. staffordsyear says: Mar 22, 2012 2:46 AM

    I almost miss “minnesota struggles for a new stadium site” headlines already…almost.

  27. maverick5266 says: Mar 22, 2012 2:52 AM

    Here is a different 10-Pack for you:

    1. If you are a New Yorker you can thank god for one thing…….The New York Giants!

    2. If you are not a Jets fan thank god every day that Mike Tanenbaum is not your GM.

    3. HBO should be praying they get the Jets for Hardknocks this year.

    4. Cromartie may be an Ahole but he is right.

    5. Bill Bellichick should thank god every day for the Patriots being in the AFC east.

    6. If god had no sense of humor, then why did he make the New York Jets?

    7. If Woodrow “passsed” on Peyton then this is the punchline right?

    8. If I was a Jets fan I would have broke my ankle stomping on a fire helmet today.

    9. Rex+Tebow= 31 fanbases laughing their — off.

    10. HAHA! *fat kid on the Simpson’s voice*

  28. dirtyjerseysports says: Mar 22, 2012 2:55 AM

    Ok now that all the media banter is over lets take a football educated view of this.

    Sanchez was doubted for having nobody to “push” him. Well if you have a choice at backup QB of Brunell or Tebow who do you take?

    Holmes has a problem with Sanchez. Ok now more then ever Holmes has to make nice with Sanchez or risk never seeing a ball thrown his way again.

    The Jets have “clubhouse issues”. Can you name a more classier guy in sports?

    Plain and simple as a “football” move this is a no brainer esp at the price.

    Ok media have your fun. But remember it all comes back to the facts!

  29. filmex2000 says: Mar 22, 2012 3:16 AM

    An Eddie Haskell reference. Awesome.

    “Hard Knocks” revisiting the Jets would be a dream come true. Tebow starting a swear jar for Rex, Sanchez and Holmes rolling in the dirt, while Cromartie still labors to remember the names of all his kids.

    The Jets seemed like they were closing in on a Superbowl a couple of years ago. Now they seem like the roadshow production of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”.

    Tebow to the Jets? Seriously? No wonder Joe Namath is apoplectic.

  30. jcbadger34 says: Mar 22, 2012 3:40 AM

    bearsrulepackdrool says: Mar 22, 2012 1:23 AM

    I said it last year and people laughed at me. (Last year around the middle of the year) We’re going to sit here a year from now and “Tebow, who?” Sanchez will be motivated and have a monster year, while Tebow will just faaaaade away.
    ———

    So…..monster year for Sanchez = finally getting a passer rating over 80?

  31. joemammy says: Mar 22, 2012 3:54 AM

    Timmy has spent a lot of time working with the poor unfortunates, living in 3rd-world countries…

    Welcome to the 4th-world, Mr. Tebow.

  32. i10east says: Mar 22, 2012 4:16 AM

    Boy, yall are coming with some very ‘creative’ and ‘original’ Jags bashing comments. Tarps, LA, STL, Tebow, Small Market, Buying up tickets, what else? Keep it coming haters! Us real Jag fans are undeterred. Good luck with that circus NYJ.

  33. murtdurt says: Mar 22, 2012 4:18 AM

    ^ bang on LOL! It will be a true broadway show for all to enjoy

  34. IainRWB says: Mar 22, 2012 4:44 AM

    I love the idea that the Jets, who haven’t had a losing season since 2007, have no interest in winning. Idiocy.

  35. caffeinedrivendevelopment says: Mar 22, 2012 5:01 AM

    I’m not a big fan of reality TV shows but, as a Pats fan, watching the Jets implode is just a gift that keeps on giving and giving…

  36. monropoobah says: Mar 22, 2012 5:09 AM

    Failure to close the deal would have triggered a firestorm of criticism in New York. Yes, there will already be plenty of criticism. But it would have been much, much worse if the Jets had wanted him and then failed to get him because of negligence in the review of the documents.

    —————————————-

    that’s not how that happened. i think you know it. for me, the lead on this blog just turned into the national enquirer

  37. adkfootballfan says: Mar 22, 2012 5:11 AM

    Somewhere, Bill Belichick is smiling…

  38. gosox2673 says: Mar 22, 2012 5:51 AM

    But Jets fans hardly are sheep.

    ———————————————–

    Ha, funniest thing I’ve read in a loooong time.

  39. mungman69 says: Mar 22, 2012 5:53 AM

    If what happened in Denver happens in New Jersey then this will be the greatest season ever and I’m an Eagles fan.

  40. aaroncurryisbust says: Mar 22, 2012 5:59 AM

    It’s SHAHID Khan, NOT “Shad”! Please PFT, at least have the courtesy of spelling his name correctly.

  41. marissa227 says: Mar 22, 2012 5:59 AM

    What you will see happen… a healing in a locker room that is currently dysfunctional… an attitude change by rex as the spirit of jesus changes rex from the inside out … jets make playoffs and travel to denver and upset the mighty goliath… the world will watch… believers will rejoice and the rest of the blind world will dismiss it as chance… we are so close to the end god is working through sports to get people to believe in the saving power in the shed blood of christ… and is picking the largest media stage to do it on

  42. shooliganza says: Mar 22, 2012 6:00 AM

    And when the Hittite Peyton approached the land of Denver, the Lord sent an angel to Tebow saying :
    Thou hast found favor in the Lord’s eyes. Arise and go to the land of the tyrant’s brother Eli and there I shall protect thee.
    And Tebow did as the Lord commanded and dwelt in the land of Jets.
    And when three years had gone, the Lord struck down the usurper Peyton and his cattle and his progeny and made barren the lands of figs and olives.
    And when the angel instructed, Tebow returned to the land of his team in purple cloth and golden belts so that none who saw him know him as their brother.
    So Tebow went to the Temple and offered an unblemished bull of of purest white and his sacrifice found favor in the Lords eyes.
    And then, like unto the the fog that lifts in morning revealing the fullness of day, their eyes were opened and they recognized their brother Tebow with joy in their hearts and King Elway declared a great feast to rejoice in the return of his lost player.

  43. swagjag says: Mar 22, 2012 6:15 AM

    Any talk of Jacksonville not doing what it needed to do to get Tebow is silly. Tebow chose NY over Jax. In 3 years time it may prove to be the greatest non-move in team history. But what were they supposed to do? Give a 2nd rounder for a guy that hasn’t shown the ability to read a defense or consistently throw a spiral? Not even if Skip Bayless owned the team. Next.

  44. TheWizard says: Mar 22, 2012 6:22 AM

    I’m living proof you can believe in God and curse like a sailor.

    No internal struggle here.

  45. tiger7575 says: Mar 22, 2012 6:38 AM

    As a life long Bronco fan, let me help the Jets fans.
    When the Broncs offense came on the field with TT, we would turn the sound off and fire up you tube on the IPAD.
    Put on the “Benny Hill theme song” the football is still hard to watch, but it makes it a lot more fun when Timmy turns his back on the defense and does the Wup, Wup shuffle!

  46. madenatewell says: Mar 22, 2012 6:40 AM

    All these kids begging for Tebow jerseys for Xmas lol…”should’ve bought al Elway jersey!”

  47. madenatewell says: Mar 22, 2012 6:41 AM

    Do you think when Pat Bowlen traded Tebow he said “This ones for John!” haha

  48. bigvinnyinjax says: Mar 22, 2012 6:43 AM

    Wow, we made it all the way to #10 before a lame tarp reference. Good job.

  49. gavriloprincip33 says: Mar 22, 2012 6:45 AM

    11. Anything related to Teblows or Wrecks is a traffic windfall for PFT….

  50. 1historian says: Mar 22, 2012 6:58 AM

    drunkenagitator: (can I call you DA?)

    Good, well thought-out post.

    Except for one thing – I’m going to skip to week 17 and start laughing now.

  51. bubbajon46 says: Mar 22, 2012 6:59 AM

    Meanwhile: Tiki Barber is even more Flabbergasted!

  52. stevenreichert says: Mar 22, 2012 7:03 AM

    I feel sorry for Timmy. He’s a tremendous athlete and his heroics turned around the Broncos’ season last year. Now he’s being shipped off to be a backup in a toxic environment.

  53. staffordsyear says: Mar 22, 2012 7:06 AM

    @stevenreichert

    Dont feel bad for tebow,denver gave him a choice between jax and ny..he picked new york for reasons that i will never get.

  54. staffordsyear says: Mar 22, 2012 7:08 AM

    Well, other than sanchez sucks.

  55. benh999 says: Mar 22, 2012 7:29 AM

    “But Jets fans hardly are sheep.”

    Yeah, that would be an insult to sheep.

  56. Canyonero says: Mar 22, 2012 7:48 AM

    How about Tebow and Mark Sanchez’ penchant for dating underage teenage girls? That’ll be a fun little discussion at the ol’ swimming hole.

  57. jeziyo247 says: Mar 22, 2012 7:49 AM

    Boy am im glad that the broncos no longer have to deal with this circus anymore but the jets? Why did tebow choose the jets? If you though his stint in denver was crazy, wait until the season starts in new York. Sanchez has more pressure non him now than when the jets were briefly in the hunt for manning. One bad game and the tebow fans are gonna be livid for him to start and they have way more billboards out there than in denver. The jets are gonna be the most talked about team in the nfl next season, even over the broncos. As a bronco fan, im still gonna route for tebows success in new York and good luck. Oh and jeremy lin reported that he offered tebow to stay with him so he can learn how to be a winner. I wonder whose gonna be more popular out if the two? Santanio holmes is not gonna be happy, right now he’s thinking “great, just another QB whose not gonna throw it to me”. Look for him to demand a trade mid-season

  58. selldannysell says: Mar 22, 2012 8:04 AM

    The NFL’s answer to Daniel going into the lion’s den!

  59. bangitfootball says: Mar 22, 2012 8:04 AM

    I hope Antonio Cromartie dosent spell the beans to Tim Tebow and tell him where babies “really” come from!!!!

  60. jetsfanbob says: Mar 22, 2012 8:27 AM

    I know that hatin’ on the Jets is PFT’s favorite pastime but #4 is just plain wrong. Please see Tannenbaum’s press conference. The Jets HAD read the contract, they just didn’t agree with that point. A contract between Tebow and the Broncos wasn’t binding on any other party, so the Jets didn’t “need” to pay the $5 million.

  61. ebbycalvinlaloosh says: Mar 22, 2012 8:32 AM

    The Broncos were first in the league in 3-and-outs, and second in the league in punts. That’s what they’re bringing to town.

  62. joeypickles says: Mar 22, 2012 8:34 AM

    Point number 9 is sooooo dead on.

    “My” Jets used to just lose, now “we” lose loudly.

    I do not see how this translates to a SB… bottom line is any team needs to be able to have a go to guy to win the big games. Splitting snaps doesn’t meet that end…

    To AmPats, wherever you are, here’s to 44!

  63. whatswiththehate says: Mar 22, 2012 8:51 AM

    drunkenagitator says:Mar 22, 2012 1:46 AM

    Official 2012 NY Jets Timeline

    Pre-season: early-line favorites to win it all and possibly go undefeated.

    Weeks 1-4: Jets soar to 4-0 record behind Sanchize and Tebowmania. Rex clears room on shelf for Lombardi trophy.

    Week 5: Sanchez 4 INT day leads to first loss, frustrated fans clamor for Tebow.

    Weeks 6-8: After another Sanchez INT Tebow takes over, leads Jets to two wins and becomes biggest thing ever again.

    Week 9: Jets falter, Tebow looks terrible again. Squabblers begin squabbling.

    Weeks 10-16: Annual tailspin officially begins. Tebow gets yanked, Sanchez is terrible, Sparano looks confused and Rex insists Jets will still it all.

    Week 17: Jets eliminated from playoffs. Fans burn things and stamp feet angrily, demanding everyone be fired, waived or traded immediately. Everyone laughs
    ————————–
    Week 1-17: The media will be chanting for their clown..I mean QB..to get on the field as soon as Sanchez looks like he’s about to throw an interception. Then they will convince the NFL fans that Tim should continue to start regardless of how bad he plays because it wasn’t his fault.

    I think we see how this “reality show” will end.

    Tim Tebow’s saga is the reason why those who make a living reporting should stick with it and those who make a living playing should just be allowed to play.

    I do feel sorry for Tim because it’s clear that he’s not being taken seriously as a Qb but more being used to ruin the careers of those who the media hate. This move may backfire because it may galvernize the team around Sanchez even more and make Tim an outcast. Not good.

  64. iknowbillbrasky says: Mar 22, 2012 9:01 AM

    “Last year, Belichick outscored Tebow’s Broncos 86-33. And so it’s fair to say that Belichick, even with an undermanned defense in 2012, has figured out how to stop Tebow”

    Yes, the Patriots scoring 86 points on the completely overrated Broncos defense proves that Belichick knows how to stop Tebow. A bit of flawed logic right there

  65. omniusprime says: Mar 22, 2012 9:02 AM

    The only thing one needs to know about Teblow is that he’s the worst excuse for an NFL quarterback ever! Maybe he should stop wasting so much time reading the bible and spend more time reading an NFL playbook so he can understand how a real NFL quarterback is supposed to play. The Jets really stepped in the deep doo picking this clown out of the gutter, they should have kept their draft pick.

  66. kev86 says: Mar 22, 2012 9:06 AM

    Selfishly entertaining for this Giants fan. Our little brothers are wild.

  67. jiggy3198 says: Mar 22, 2012 9:09 AM

    So Tebo decides to go to a team where he knows he won’t start for at least three years. He must have no confidence in his own ability because he could’ve gone to Jacksonville and started immediately. Why would you go to New York where you will be Constantly scrutinized by the media behind a quarterback who’s guaranteed $20 million over the next three years. Sanchez is the quarterback and Teebo was his backup. He is a bum and would not go to a team that he knows he can start for because he’s a scared little baby. Tebow will have minimal success in the NFL and zero success at quarterback

  68. tv426 says: Mar 22, 2012 9:12 AM

    Why do people continually say that QBs “win” games – or lose them?

    They don’t!! The TEAM wins and loses games.

    Period! Can the QB help in this regard? Sure. But this isn’t baseball where the pitcher controls 1/2 of the game. Last I checked the QB was one of 11 guys on O and there are 11 more on D, and 11 more on STs.

  69. sullijo1 says: Mar 22, 2012 9:18 AM

    As a Broncos fan, I say thank you to Andrew Luck, the man that made all this possible.

  70. wtf_seriously says: Mar 22, 2012 9:34 AM

    Wow, PFT commenters are really over analyzing things.
    - The Jets need the attention
    - Tebow isn’t being taken seriously
    - Tebow must have zero confidence in his own ability.
    - “I feel sorry for Timmy *sniff sniff*” (need a tissue??)

    Seriously, your parents really screwed up your potty training, didn’t they?

    The Jets are a business, the NFL is a business. Tebow has already said he wanted to play for the Jets for a year now. The Jets field a good team, but their QB is getting beat up because he’s not the second coming of Peyton Manning after 3 seasons of pro football.

    Everyone stop listening to the talking heads and pulling all their opinions into one ball of string, then parroting the crap back as your own thoughts. Just shut up, go get a gosh darned snack and wait for preseason games to start! Or maybe micromanage your children’s lives…just do something!

  71. wtf_seriously says: Mar 22, 2012 9:38 AM

    “I wanted to play for Coach Ryan ever since I saw Hard Knocks,” Tebow said. “He just seemed like a coach who loves football and is passionate about the game of football. He’s definitely a players’ coach. I just love that about him.”

    Commenters who feel sorry for Tebow, go get a tissue and find something else to obsess about.

  72. buffalomook says: Mar 22, 2012 9:41 AM

    Tebows Broncos were outscored 141 – 65 against the AFC east last year, and were 1 – 3, with the lone win coming in the last minute, come from behind victory against the powerhouse Dolphins. I hope Tebow does play frequently, the Jets will drop to the bottom of the division in no time.

  73. jm91rs says: Mar 22, 2012 10:50 AM

    I really want to see a story on Merril Hodge here. I’m no Tebow fan but I’m pretty sure that d-bag has decided to make it his life’s mission to bash Tebow at every opportunity. The guy is worthless as an analyst if every chance he gets turns into a Tebow Bashing.

    Anyone else tired of Hodge?

  74. nodindenver says: Mar 22, 2012 11:50 AM

    The sun was predominately orange here in Denver this morning; Easter in March! Cromartie, underage girls, hot-dogs on the bench, Sterger in the locker room, P Burress and his six shooter, snacks after sermons and white pants for all the crew. I don’t know if I like add another ring for the circus or the green brothers reference better. Bring on training camp!

  75. sabatimus says: Mar 22, 2012 2:03 PM

    This could work to the Jets’ advantage. If Sanchez winds up thinking “whoa, I could lose my starting job to THAT”, it might motivate him more to do better.

  76. huffdaddyco says: Mar 22, 2012 3:03 PM

    The Jets just picked Tebow up to keep him from running over Darrelle Revis again.

  77. jimeejohnson says: Mar 22, 2012 4:49 PM

    The Jets are desperate from a marketing perspective to keep up with the Giants. With their Superbowl win and the decline of the Jets, fans in the NY metro, as well as international fans, may just make the Giants their favorite team. Imagine sharing your home stadium with the current Superbowl champions? The Jets can, and decided to do something to regain their share of the market. Tebow may not be a missing link to a championship but he will help the Jets marketing.

  78. mrznyc says: Mar 23, 2012 12:00 AM

    There are no football stats other than the final score and wherever this kid has gone he’s won way more than he’s lost – However it happened – no matter what you think of his style – Pretty or not – That’s a simple fact.

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