As the season gets closer and closer to starting, the Jets’ plans for backup quarterback Tim Tebow are coming closer into focus.
On Friday, Jets G.M. Mike Tannenbaum told ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike in the Morning (via the New York Post) that Sanchez will take most of the snaps. Tannenbaum said that the starter’s “playing time will be 80-90 percent over the 16 games.”
This means, obviously, that Tebow will get the other 10-20 percent of the playing time. Which means that Tebow will take as many as one out of every five snaps.
Since that’s an average over 16 games, it’s unclear how many snaps Tebow will take in Week One against the Bills.
And let’s not overlook the reality that, if Sanchez struggles and Tebow plays well, Tebow could get more snaps — even if Sanchez continues to be the “starter.”