Tim Tebow: Could Darrelle Revis Be Pulling for Tebow as the Jets Starting QB?

Tony Santorsa@@TonySantorsaSenior Writer IIMay 17, 2012

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - MARCH 26:  Quarterback Tim Tebow addresses the media as he is introduced as a New York Jet at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center on March 26, 2012 in Florham Park, New Jersey. Tebow, traded from the Denver Broncos last week, will be the team's backup quarterback according to Jets head coach Rex Ryan. Tebow, the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner, started 11 games in 2011 for Denver and finished with a 7-4 record as a starter. He led the Broncos to a playoff overtime win against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round before eventually losing to the New England Patriots in the next round.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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There's just something about Tebowmania. 

We can't stop it from spreading, as it's a vastly growing virus, and now, this virus has sprung up on one of the New York Jets best players—cornerback Darrelle Revis

Via ESPN New York's Rich Cimini, Revis is apparently a huge fan of Tebow and quite possibly could be pulling for him to replace Mark Sanchez as New York's starting quarterback:

Some people have it, some guys don't. It's the passion within, wanting to be a leader, wanting to win. You see it all the time, eating lunch, walking down the hallway. You see it.

Now what exactly is "it" that Revis is referring to? It's the ability to win—and there's no doubt that Tebow is a winner.

Entering 2012, Tebow has gone 8-6 as a starter and was an integral part in turning around the Denver Broncos season this past year and ultimately upsetting the Pittsburgh Steelers in the divisional round of the playoffs. 

Granted, Tebow might not have the greatest stats as he has a career 75.1 quarterback rating and a 47.3 completion percentage, but he has "it."

Could that "it" be something that Mark Sanchez doesn't have? Quite possibly. 

It's rather amazing how Tebowmania is already rapidly growing in the Big Apple, as he has yet to officially take a snap as a New York Jet with OTAs starting next week. But just that spirituality and faith that follow Tebowmania, it has already gotten to Revis—and who knows how many more other players are feeling this way about Tebow. 

Entering this season, there's no doubt that Sanchez's back will be up against the wall as this will be his fourth season in the NFL, and the time to win is now. 

Speaking of winning now, not only is Sanchez's back up against the wall, but it's certainly safe to say that head coach Rex Ryan and general manager Mike Tannenbaum are both on the hot seats—which could result in an relief of Sanchez if he plays poorly or simply can't win any games. 

With OTAs not starting until next week and training camp a ways away, we won't have any true concrete information on this potential quarterback carousel with the New York Jets—but this is certainly going to be one intriguing story to follow as it continues to develop it.