In most places, the latest Tebow headline focuses on his uncharacteristic lack of enthusiasm when it comes to the Jets’ Wildcat package.
The bigger point is that Tebow doesn’t enjoy being a player who plays in spurts.
“I think when you’re getting the ball a lot during the game you can get the rhythm of the game and I think that makes it easier,” Tebow said Wednesday, via ESPN.com. “You get a feel and a rhythm. I think spot play is fun because you’re in different roles, but at the same time it’s hard to get a feel. Sometime even if it’s just a few plays on a drive, it gets easier. Sometimes that’s the harder part of spot playing, but it is fun. I just love playing period.”
Predictably, then, Tebow had a lukewarm assessment of the Wildcat package.
“I feel like there’s times we’ve done some good things, times it definitely hasn’t been as effective as I would have liked it sometimes,” Tebow said. “I feel like we’ve had some good plays now and then.”
Here’s the broader point. Tebow wants to play. All the time. And so, Gary Myers of the New York Daily News reported back in September, a trade request could be coming after the season.
If that happens, what would the Jets do? Would they want him there if he truly doesn’t want to be there?
There continues to be a sense of inevitability that Tebow will end his NFL career in Jacksonville, as the full-time quarterback. Owner Shad Khan wants him, and when Khan talks about hiring the “right people” in Jacksonville, the “right people” could be the people who think Tebow is the right man for the quarterback job.
Which points to the guy who drafted Tebow in Denver possibly becoming the next coach of the Jags.