A couple of years ago, a lot of time talking about how the Jets planned to utilize Tim Tebow after they acquired him in a trade with the Broncos.
Would he be a quarterback or would the team find ways to use his athletic ability without letting him take snaps? The end result was that Tebow didn’t wind up being used a lot in any role outside of lightning rod and the Jets went 6-10.
Tajh Boyd won’t generate nearly as much attention as Tebow, but the Jets are again facing questions about how they plan to use a quarterback who lit up college defenses with his running ability. During a meeting with the press on Friday, Jets coach Rex Ryan said that Boyd is only a quarterback “right now” but that the team could “consider” using him in other ways to make use of his running ability.
The Jets featured a fair amount of Wildcat looks last season with players like Bilal Powell and Jeremy Kerley taking snaps in place of Geno Smith, so there could be some special package work for Boyd, who played out of the Pistol a lot at Clemson, during the regular season. Michael Vick is also a pretty good runner, though, and Boyd’s going to have to make the roster before anyone starts drawing up plays just for him.