Was Signing Tebow Only for Publicity?
When Tim Tebow was signed by the New York Jets this offseason, everyone including myself speculated how soon Tebow would be starting in place of Mark Sanchez. Well, we all were wrong. It’s not that Mark Sanchez has been playing well enough to quiet the whispers about a change. Actually Sanchez has played as expected by struggling in games due to the lack of weapons and injuries that have occurred. The issue is how Coach Rex Ryan and Offensive Coordinator Tony Sparano have used Tebow and not given him the chance to replace Sanchez.
For a young QB that went 7-4 last season and won a playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, to now playing as the personal punt protector is not right and flat out disrespectful. All during the preseason, we were all led to believe that Tim Tebow was going to play a major role in the offense. Instead he hardly touches the field except the first game of the season where he was featured plenty. It’s understandable if Sanchez was playing well and Tim Tebow was just the backup but Sanchez numbers are 2547 yards passing, 12 touchdowns, 13 interceptions, and throwing for 55%. To make matters worse is the game that Tebow wanted to play and team doctors cleared him to play from bruised ribs; the Jets make Tebow inactive then benched Sanchez in favor of third stringer Greg McElroy. We don’t know if Tebow would’ve done better than Sanchez at Quarterback, but what was truly the reason in bringing him to New York; the attention? With Sanchez playing poorly, Tebow should’ve had the chance to play at QB for at least a game.
What do you think was the real reason of brining Tim Tebow to New York? Should he be starting?