What a debacle. That’s really all you can say about Tim Tebow and his stint with the New York Jets. Some people called it a publicity stunt from the start, but I didn’t buy in right away. I thought the Jets were actually going to utilize the lefty QB in wildcat and goal line situations, but it never panned out.
Who knows what the original plans for Tebow really were? Maybe they did plan to use him as a complementary QB to Mark Sanchez, and then Rex Ryan just became stubborn and wouldn’t put him in? It’s possible, but I think a publicity stunt is the most likely reason the Jets traded for him last spring.
Now, after the popular backup QB has signed with the New England Patriots, the Jets look pretty bad in all of this. They rolled out the red carpet for Tebow, while the Patriots have barely acknowledged his existence. New England is treating Tebow like a backup, while New York treated him like a star, just to get people talking.
The best part of all, is how awesomely Bill Belichick has responded to questions about his new third-sting quarterback. “We’ll do what’s best for the team.”
I’m glad for Tebow, and I’m not even a fan. He deserves to be treated much better than the way he was with the Jets, and at least he knows where he stands in New England. I think Belichick will find a way to use him, and at the same time, he’ll make the Jets look even worse.
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