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Tim Tebow Headed to the Jets: 5 Reasons to Like This Trade for New York

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Tim Tebow Headed to the Jets: 5 Reasons to Like This Trade for New York
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As the world knows by now, Tim Tebow was reportedly traded to the New York Jets along with a seventh-round pick in exchange for fourth- and sixth-round picks. (Update: After all the drama the deal has finally went through, according to ESPN.com.)

Tebow is a polarizing figure, and I think I've read several hundred tweets for and against the acquisition already.

Last year, Tebow orchestrated a game-winning drive capped off by a 20-yard touchdown run to beat the Jets, 17-13. So Rex Ryan and Co. had a close-up look at what Tebow can do.

Tebow got by on his feet more than his arm last year, and he is still growing as a quarterback. Many people don't think he is ready to start, even though he led the Denver Broncos to the playoffs last year.

I also have been very critical of Tebow. When the media, particularly ESPN, kept the 24 hour news feed going for him, I freaked out. Why give that kind of attention for a glorified running back? The guy only completed 46.5 percentage of his passes.

However, I'm singing a different tune now. Is it just because Tebow plays for my favorite team? No, he is the same type of player and he isn't going to be a starter.

So why is this trade going to work?

Here are the five reasons why getting Tebow was good for the Jets.

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