The beauty of bringing Tim Tebow to New York is that the Jets can now bench Mark Sanchez without ever benching him. As explained Thursday, the Jets can simply send in Tebow whenever Sanchez is struggling, calling it merely the use of the Wildcat/T-Bone offense.
Tebow may not be on board with that. According to Gary Myers of the New York Daily News, Tebow picked the Jets because Tebow sees a clear path to becoming the team’s starting quarterback.
The better approach will be to use both. Assuming the Jets have the wherewithal to install the Sanchize playbook and the T-Bone playsheet, opposing defense will have to spend time getting ready for Tebow — and necessarily less time getting ready for Sanchez.
That definitely will come in handy when playing the Patriots, who have shown that they can successfully focus on Tebow and come up with a way to beat him.
Still, the Jets surely enter this process knowing that it could bring to a head the question of whether Sanchez can reach his potential as a quarterback and as a leader. He’ll either have to step up or step off, and Tebow will be more than ready to step in.