As the old saying goes, would the last guy to leave turn the lights off?
When it comes to the question of whether the Jets screwed the pooch by trading for Tim Tebow, former Jets G.M. Mike Tannenbaum has turned the lights off.
Appearing recently on CBS Sports Radio, Tannenbaum discussed the mistakes the Jets made during his time there. And he admitted that a certain ill-fated trade was one of the glaring ones.
“Obviously we made a couple mistakes -– trading for Tim Tebow most notably,” Tannenbaum said.
It was a horrible trade, to be sure. Unless the overriding goal was to kill Tebowmania. If that was the objective, mission accomplished.
Tannenbaum believes that Tebow will continue to make returning to the NFL his mission, until it is accomplished.
“I would never bet against Tim,” Tannenbaum said. “We used to have an expression that Tim’s the type of guy who’s either going to be successful or die trying. His relentlessness and passion — I would think he’ll get another opportunity.”
He may get another opportunity, but getting an opportunity and winning a roster spot are two different things. If it didn’t happen in New England this year, it possibly never will.