by the Jet Report
Tim Tebow and the Jets are arguably an even more dark comedic pairing now than they have ever been. Consider the irony of it all. The job that Tebow covets is only available with Gang Green. The quarterbacks that have been mentioned as cheap veteran competition for Mark Sanchez recently are arguably no better than Tebow.
If one could toss the drama and media attention that Tebow naturally brings aside, it wouldn’t be an obscene move for GM John Idzik to just keep Tebow. Throw him into the battle for the starting job more seriously than the Jets did last year. After all, he is under contract in what will be a transition year on the field for the club anyway.
Tebow is at worst, the best read option candidate of the QB’s currently on the Jets roster, and many who are poised to be added to it soon. Better than Sanchez would be, and more agile than say, a Brady Quinn is. In the new short passing game that may need the QB to also make plays with his legs, perhaps Tebow is a better route than what an older banged up David Garrard could be over the course of sixteen games too.
Idzik raised the notion on Monday that maybe Tebow won’t be released. As conventional wisdom has the Jets doing in the coming days, because letting Tebow go would ease any of the circus-like atmosphere he indirectly added in 2012.
What if the Jets kept Tebow and really let him try and win the job this time though? Would the move be any more ridiculous than setting Sanchez up to have a fair shot to win his job back is? Which is by the way, the road the Jets seem to be traveling down right now.
The team with the same owner that was convinced it should give boat loads of cash to Sanchez, one of the league’s worst rated starters over the past two years, is now eyeing fringe backups and has-beens over it’s own backup. An unorthodox gamer who was never given the chance last season even when the club was eliminated in late December.
When it comes to anything ‘Tim Tebow’ though, we all know that there is always more to the story than X’s and 0’s. Always more than simple logic. The same can both be said however, about the Jets. Especially if one has been watching them long enough.