Today has been a nail biter for TIm Tebow and New York Jets fans alike. First, the New York Jets announced a trade for Tim Tebow, who has recently been replaced by Peyton Manning following his release form the Colts. Shortly thereafter, the story leaked that a snafu in the contract details would be holding up the closing of the deal. In addition to the trade agreement, the Denver Broncos are requiring an additional $5 million from the Jets for Tebow. As I write, there has been no official statement about the completion or retraction of the trade agreement. Nonetheless, I am confident when I say that Tim Tebow is not the missing link for our team.
Tim Tebow is Not Enough Competition for Sanchez
While Tim Tebow just finished his first year starting, both quarterbacks are working with the same post-season win record of 57%. That goes for Tebow’s 8-6 career and Sanchez’s 27-20 career. Both the Tebow led Broncos and Sanchez led Jets had an 8-8 record in the 2011 season–by no means impressive. If the Jets want to create competition to light a fire under Sanchez’s ass, they’re going to need a lot more worthy opponent. Mark Sanchez needs a lot more to convincing in order to believe that the Sanchize could be uprooted.
Tim Tebow is All Run and No Pass
Tim Tebow can get touchdowns–when he’s the one running them. Let’s face it, Tebow has a long way to go until his passing game is up to par. Mark Sanchez has the accuracy, distance and balls to actually throw the ball. Sure, he makes bad decisions from time-to-time (more so in 2011 than 2010), but his intentions are good. As for Tebow, did you watch the Broncos playoff game against the Patriots for the 2011 season? Tim Tebow ran around like a kid on the playground trying to figure out what to do with the ball when the Patriots shut down all of his receivers. A 45-10 game later, no one was Tebowing.
New York is No Place for Tebow
Let’s face it: a good Christian boy like Tim Tebow does not belong on the Jets. Between Rex Ryan’s foot fetish videos and Cromartie’s 32 kids (or however much there are, I lost count), Tebow’s morals would not be able to hold up. Furthermore, New York press is way more vicious than that of Denver or Tebow’s alma mater state of Florida. Can you imagine all of the jokes and puns that the New York Post and Daily News would churn out? They’ve already had their field day with enough funny Jets newspaper covers to make up for the whole of the NFL. Not to mention that, Tim Tebow would have to say a prayer for every F-bomb dropped by Rex Ryan in the locker room.
Whatever the decision is, I am confident that Tim Tebow is not what the New York Jets need to reach Super Bowl glory.
UPDATE: As I finish writing this, Tim Tebow has officially become a New York Jet.