Speculation has been rising that the hapless New York Jets will deploy their secret weapon to try and reverse their fortunes and spark some offensive energy into their players. That weapon is none other than quarterback Tim Tebow, who has spent most of the season either on special teams, or on the sidelines.
The nature of Tebow’s involvement (if any) is uncertain. However we could get a glimpse of it tonight as the Jets take on the Houston Texans on Monday Night Football.
It seems that regardless of what roster Tebow is on, something about him just pulls for the starting job at quarterback and with anything less than a stellar performance (and Mark Sanchez hasn’t even been close to stellar) from the quarterback in front of him, Tebow inevitably gets thrown into the mix. Could this be the San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos game of last season, in which after an abysmal first half Kyle Orton was benched in favor of Tebow?
It’s not any kind of a stretch to assume that the Jets could struggle against the Texans, who at this point in the season are the powerhouse of the AFC, and perhaps the league in its entirety.
Chances are we’ll either see Tebow in a significantly expanded role tonight, or the Texans will do enough damage to the Jets that Tebow will be a sure thing in the weeks to come. This much I know: it’s always interesting, and Tebow plays for keeps.