Tim Tebow Gets Traded: 5 Roles he’ll play for the Jets
Tebow time is officially over in Denver.
The Broncos have traded the quarterback to the New York Jets by sending a 7th round pick in exchange for a 4th and a 6th round pick in the upcoming draft.
This move is surprising given the fact that starting quarterback Mark Sanchez signed a three-year $20.5 million contract extension just nine days ago.
The most polarizing figure in the NFL will now be playing for the most outspoken and controversial head coach in the NFL. Tim Tebow and Rex Ryan could turn out to be a match made in heaven. (Pardon the religious pun but I couldn’t resist)
But what will his role be? Let’s find out.
First and foremost, Tebow will serve as the Jets backup quarterback. Mark Sanchez is the Jets starting quarterback and the acquisition of Tebow doesn’t change that.
Although he hasn’t improved greatly since he became the starter back in his Rookie season, Sanchez is still growing as a quarterback and will look to improve his passing consistency next season.
Similar to how the Jets used Brad Smith in seasons past, expect to see plenty of Tebow in the Jets wildcat formation. He has all the tools to be a success in the wildcat as a duel threat passer and runner.
Behind an offensive line that includes two Pro Bowlers in Nick Mangold and D’Brickashaw Ferguson, Tebow could help the Jets running game return to its best.
3rd Down Ball Carrier
The Jets struggled on third down last season and could look to Tebow to solve their problems. Tebow may be used as a converted running back/full back on third down and short yardage situations.
With a backfield already consisting of lead blocker John Conner and power back Shonn Greene, Tebow may become a type of hybrid H-back in the Jets offense.
Goal Line Option Passer
Despite his questionable passing ability, there is certainly no doubting his ability to run the ball. Tebow has ran for six touchdowns in each of his two seasons in the NFL. He can be effective near the goal line as both a passer and a runner.
Expect to see Tebow used as an option passer which he excelled at doing in college and has had limited success of doing in the NFL.
It’s time to address the christian in the room. Tebow’s religious beliefs are well known and he is clearly a devout christian. Perhaps he could help fix the character issues that seemed to trouble the Jets locker room last season.
Just picture an inspirational pregame speech from Rex Ryan followed by a moment of spiritual prayer from Tim Tebow.
Note to HBO and NFL Films: Last season’s edition of Hard Knocks was cancelled due to the lockout but there can really only be one team in the running for the series this year.
The last time the Jets were on Hard Knocks Rex Ryan became a star and the series won an Emmy.
Throw Tebow into the mix and it could be in the running for an Oscar as a feature film.
HBO and NFL Films, you know what to do.
So those are my possible roles for Tebow with the Jets.
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