Tim Tebow to Jets: NY Will Look to Use the Wildcat with Newly Acquired Tebow

Tony SantorsaSenior Writer IIMarch 22, 2012

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 14:  Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos runs the ball against the New England Patriots during their AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Gillette Stadium on January 14, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Who thought the Wildcat was dead?

Be honest. Who actually thought that this so-called "trend" that dates back to 2008 had actually come to an end?

Well all of you that believed the Wildcat was dead—you're wrong.

Just ask New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum. 

During the Jets' Wednesday conference call to announce the trade and acquisition of Tim Tebow, Tannenbaum stated that the team still has faith in the Wildcat; which only makes sense, as one of the men that started the offensive series, Tony Sparano, is New York's newly-hired offensive coordinator. 

Tannenbaum even specifically stated that the team has a specific role for Tebow.

Now what could that role be? Only one can assume that Sparano is going to whip out the old Miami Dolphins playbook and insert Tebow in place of Ronnie Brown. 

Despite former Dolphins running back Ricky Williams believing that the Wildcat is dead, he couldn't be more wrong. 

I envision that the Jets are going to use Tebow's natural talents to the best of their capabilities. 

Tebow is one of the greatest option quarterbacks to ever play the game, as he has such great field-vision when running the ball, and is such a difficult player to tackle. You simply cannot ignore those talents, you need to embrace them. And that's what Rex Ryan, Tony Sparano and the New York Jets will do in the 2012 season. 

 

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