During the off-season, many wondered if Tim Tebow, who was traded to the New York Jets from the Denver Broncos, would ever actually start for the Jets. With his only fall back being that he finds ways to win in the fourth quarter despite his wobbly throws and terrible footwork.
The jury was ruled out on this one until the Jets coaches spoke of the topic after the trade.
Rex Ryan and the Jets staff said they would use Tebow in a Wildcat set various times throughout the year and that they would remain behind their quarterback Mark Sanchez in spite of his shaky play over the years.
Many were firm believers that Tim Tebow should be and would be the starter in New York by the halfway point of the season.
This prediction might be become a reality before these people believed it would come about.
After the horrific loss Sunday to the NFC powerhouse San Francisco 49ers 34-0, the Jets need to regroup. Mark Sanchez threw for 103 yards on 13 completions and had no control over the offense. With 2 rare missed field goals from David Akers, the Jets faced a 10-0 deficit and a lot of football left to play. However, the poor play of Sanchez could not dig them out of this hole and New York was doomed as the 49ers seized control and ultimately ran away with this one.
Watching the game was just painful; the USC alumni just could not get this offense going. Yes, it was against a stingy defense, but not only were they shutout, this New York team was just embarrassed, and Mark Sanchez has to be the one looked at for his awful play-making and for failing to put up any points up on the board.
After bashing on Sanchez, let’s get to the other side of this article, Tim Tebow.
You could hear the chants in the middle of the third quarter, “Tebow! Tebow!” Not only to add that Sanchez and the entire offensive unit would be booed off the field after every single unsuccessful drive. After such a loss the team must begin to explore the fact of starting the former Heisman trophy winner at quarterback.
After the heroics Tebow was a part of last year in Denver, and the way he finds ways to win games and motivate his teammates, maybe it is time to pull the plug on Sanchez.
I do not believe that Sanchez should just be disregarded, he has done great things for gang green over his several years at the helm, but the Jets schedule is not getting any easier and this team will not beat out more consistent teams for a playoff spot.
Despite his play, Sanchez may not be right for the job at the moment, and with a proven winner backing him up, and the fans starting to get vocal on who they feel is deserving to control the offense, all signs are pointing to Tim Tebow. By no means is Tebow the prototypical quarterback in this league, but the Wildcat offense is not enough for Tebow to make enough of an impact. New York should make the call that is inevitable and give the former Florida Gator standout a shot behind the center and see what he can do to get the Jets going.
During Sunday’s loss, Santino Holmes went down with what was an apparent and painful leg injury, it is not known how long Holmes will be out for. To add to that, Darrell Revis is out for the rest of the season, with two of the best players on either side of the ball, maybe a change of scenery could rally the Jets to fight back and play the football that took them to two AFC championships only a few years ago.
It is only the end of week 4 though, and the Jets are still in the AFC East race at 2-2. So we can not rule out the Jets to make another run to the playoffs, but with injuries and a difficult schedule ahead, it might be Tebow Time in New York.
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