SecondHandJets from the forum writes-
Before I start this, let me just say that I hated this trade when I first heard it. I thought it was asinine and completely counterproductive to what we were trying to do. Then I thought about it…
1. Tebow is the perfect complement to Sanchez. Think about it. The Jets can go and unabashfully declare an “open QB competition” in camp, knowing full well that Sanchize will mop the floor with Tebow. On the other hand, Tebow’s name recognition will add just a smidgen of validity to the whole “competition”… something that Drew Stanton simply wouldn’t do.
2. Sparano pretty much reintroduced the WC to the NFL and ran it successfully enough with Ronnie Brown that most teams copied it and ran variations of it. We ourselves ran a pretty decent WC with Brad Smith. Guess what Tebow is? A Brad Smith who is just accurate enough to make a defender pause. No, Tebow isn’t a QB but Tebow can wing it better than Brad Smith ever could. He can wing it better than Ronnie or Kerley. That makes him a true dual threat in the WC. Something that neither the Jets nor the Fish have had in that package.
3. With all the different looks an NFL offense has, the defenses are pretty much bogged down all week. Now you throw in the triple option? That’s an overload. What happens with Tebow lines up as an H Back with Sanchez? What’s the safety going to do? Who are the LBeers looking at? Sanchez can throw it or pitch it to Tebow who can either throw it or put his shoulder down and bowl someone over for the 1st down. It’s an interesting wrinkle that we’ll see a lot of.
4. This is a win-win move for the Jets. In Denver, Tebow was a sore for ownership. They HAD to play him because they drafted him so high. Here? He’s a backup. A gadget guy. He’s no different than Joe McKnight. He’ll get his 8-10 touches and go back on the sideline. There will be zero pressure to expand his role because, Sanchez is going to obliterate him in the QB “competition”.
5. Locker room presence. Say what you want about Tebow, but his attitude is infectious. You can not agree with his life principles, but when you hear him speak, it’s hard to hate him. Its hard to loaf on the practice field when this guy is planting the grass, painting the field and doing everything else. He won’t be a veteran voice, but his stabilizing nature and personality can only rub off in a positive way.
6. Downside to the trade. I can’t think of any. If this succeeds, then Tanny is a genius who added a low cost weapon which pushed the Jets back into the playoffs, lit a fire under Sanchez and brought together a bunch of overpaid disgruntled athlets. If it fails? What did we lose? A 4th rounder. We lost 4th rounders when Leon and Brad Smith walked. Although we’ve had success with the 4th round pick, we’ve hit it with gadget guys who made plays when called upon. That’s exactly what Tebow is.
I’ve heard people say that the Jets did this for publicity and that they’re losing suite sales to the Giants. BULLSHIT. First off, any moves the Jets will make will bring publicity. That’s what the team is now under Rex Ryan. The notion that this is done to boost the bottom line is just absurd. Luxury suites aren’t ticketed items. They’re contractually bought and sold for multiple seasons. A Giant Superbowl and a Jets collapse in one year isn’t going to change that.
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