Tebow's ability to make plays running the football is well known, and this could be where the trade pays dividends the most for the Jets. New offensive coordinator Tony Sparano is very familiar with the Wildcat offense that he and Dan Henning used during their stay with the Miami Dolphins. He possesses a combination of size and speed that makes him difficult for defenders to bring down, while at the same time demonstrating all the right intangibles you would like your quarterback to display.
Tim Tebow could prove to be very valuable to the New York Jets in the role of a backup quarterback and a "gadget play" sort of player, similar to how the Jets used Brad Smith prior to losing him to the Buffalo Bills in a shortened free-agency period last year. If they can successfully institute specific plays in game plans for Tebow, they could be very difficult to stop. The key to those plays being successful is not throwing off the rhythm of the offense once Tebow heads back to the sideline and Mark Sanchez resumes taking snaps under center.
Being known as such a high-character player could benefit a Jets locker room which ended last season in disarray. Many issues may have been overblown by the media, and could possibly already be on the mend, but you can never have too many positive voices in your locker room.
Finally, Tebow could provide some legitimate competition for Mark Sanchez. Sanchez is going into his fourth year as starting quarterback for the Jets, and he needs to make major strides in order to keep his job as starting quarterback. Tebow could give Sanchez the extra push he may need if the two competitors can coexist with one another.