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Tebowmania leaves Denver and lands in New York | Voice of Sports
Once all the dust settled Wednesday night Tim Tebow wound up in New York with Rex Ryan and the Jets. Not many would have guessed that before the last few days when reports came out about the Jets being interested in acquiring Tebow.
Also I don’t think many people expect him to come in and have a shot at the starting job because the Jets just signed Mark Sanchez to a three year extension with $20.5 million guaranteed for 2012 and 2013. That would be a lot to pay a back up quarterback and it also makes him hard to trade, but with Tebowmania coming to the media spotlight in New York. Any mistakes Sanchez makes will be followed by an intense clamoring for Tebow.
Rex Ryan and the Jets statistically had a much better defense last year than the Denver Broncos. New York was ranked fifth while Denver was 20th, which is a good thing for Tebow because if he does ever see the field on a consistent basis he will need a good defense to back him up.
Rex Ryan also loves to run the ball and should bring his team back to the ground and pound style that got them to back to back AFC Championship games before last season.
Tebow led the best rushing attack in the NFL last year, which can be argued had a lot to do with the misdirection Tebow brings to the offense and is the first thing I feel the Jets will try to use to their advantage. Also most likely the reason they acquired him.
Tebow likely will get around five to ten snaps a game running the spread option/wildcat starting out.
This is a good recipe for success as long everything stays on track. The Jets needto control the ball better and avoid turnovers both of which are things Tebow can help with. Also the Jets did invest a lot of money in Mark Sanchez only about two weeks ago, maybe they want Tebow to put a little pressure on him, forcing him to work harder and get on the fast track to becoming the quarterback they’ve always wanted. Tebow candefinitely bring all of that to the Jets organization right away.
The problem will arise if Tebow starts making electrifying plays out of the spread option/wildcat and Sanchez continues to throw some of the bone head interceptions that have plagued throughout his brief career. If that happens the recipe for success will crumble quickly. Certain fans, analysts and even people within the organization will push for Tebow and point out that he did beat Sanchez and the Jets while he was with Denver so he should be the starter. I don’t know if that is what the Jets really want to bring upon themselves.