In a peculiar move, the New York Jets traded two draft picks (4th round & 6th round) to the Denver Broncos for Tim Tebow according ESPN.
There are two main reasons I call this trade peculiar: the first being that Tebow does not fit in well with the loud, boisterous, always cursing coaching style of Rex Ryan; the second being there is NOTHING Tim Tebow can learn from a below average quarterback like Mark Sanchez.
However, there is a silver lining. Tony Sparano, the man who introduced the NFL to the wildcat offense during his head coaching stint with the Miami Dolphins is now the offensive coordinator of the Jets. At one time the Jets were successful running the wildcat offense with Brad Smith, I’m sure the plan is for Tebow to run the wildcat offense when needed.
I’m a huge Tebow fan, and was hoping for him to either stay in Denver or head to New England, places where he could actually learn something. Now, he’s in a hostile market, with a team not quite sure what it’s identity is after realizing the brash, boisterous culture they have embraced since Ryan’s arrival just isn’t working. Let’s see how Big Apple fans feel about Tebow sitting the bench once Sanchez falters–as we KNOW he will–I can see some native New York millionaire spending his pennies to throw a “Start Tebow Now” billboard up right outside of the stadium.
Sanchez, your days are numbered…if you don’t put up some numbers!