I’ve heard so many versions of the Tebow trade to the Jets that I don’t know exactly what to believe, but, in all of it, I know that it doesn’t make any sense. I can see why the Broncos traded him–they needed to get away from the circus that is Tim Tebow. However, trading him to the Jets makes no sense. Well, for the Broncos, whatever. For the Jets to actually want to trade for him, I don’t get it.
You have Mark Sanchez, but he’s not brilliant. So, anything he does that is even remotely negative is going to start the calls for Tebow to come in there and start. Then, everyone will expect this dramatic turnaround if in fact the Jets start off poorly. So, I don’t think it’s the best PR move. From a football perspective, the only thing they can do is have Tebow change positions and make him into a halfback. Now, that would be this kind of weird halfback situational offense thing that the Jets could deploy in certain situations, but, I’m not sure if that’s what they need in order to make their team better. It would basically be like the Wildcat, but, that would get figured out after a season as well, and then it’s back to the drawing board.
The only way to win consistently in the NFL is to have a quarterback throw from the pocket. That’s pretty much it. So, anything that enhances that is good. Anything that takes away from that is bad. In Denver, if there had been no Manning, the Broncos probably could have helped Tebow become a better pocket passer. Here, the only thing that makes sense is to allow Tebow to play a different position.
Hines Ward changed positions and he’s a hall of famer. It’s best just to make the change.