Tim Tebow: What Tebow Brings to the New York Jets

Cody CurrieCorrespondent IIMarch 21, 2012

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 01:  Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos delivers a pass against the Kansas City Chiefs at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 1, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The Chiefs defeated the Broncos 7-3.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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Tim Tebow has been officially traded to the New York Jets along with a seventh-round draft pick in exchange for fourth and sixth-round draft picks.

Schefter tweeted on Wednesday:

The Jets currently have Mark Sanchez as their starting quarterback, so Tebow is entering an interesting situation in New York.  He will likely serve as a backup to Sanchez and possibly—though not likely—take over the starting spot if Sanchez continues to struggle.

The Jets hired Tony Sparano as their offensive coordinator, and he was well-known in Miami for running the Wildcat offense often.  

Tebow is an excellent scrambling QB who has shown the ability to run the option offense very effectively.  He can and likely will be utilized in the Wildcat role that Brad Smith ran for the Jets a couple of seasons ago.  

Because he is a QB, he also possesses the ability to throw the deep ball while scrambling if a running lane is not open.

Tebow will also help mend the Jets' broken locker room.  There were reports of the locker room becoming toxic and that some players were cancers to the rest of the team.  Tebow, with his influence and personality, will help change that and bring the players back together.  


Tebow is a proven winner who will greatly help the Jets, especially mentally.  He is very open about his faith, and his presence in the locker room will greatly help the players work together more like a team rather than individuals.  

More than anything, he will be a positive influence on the Jets' players and push Sanchez to work to keep the starting QB job.