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There’s a lot of mystique that comes with quarterback Tim Tebow, but with that mystique comes quite a bit of controversy.
When the Denver Broncos traded Tebow to the New York Jets for a fourth-round draft pick this offseason, that controversy immediately took the NFL world by storm. The spotlight burned even brighter on an already scrutinized Mark Sanchez, and the Jets’ fanbase became split on the suddenly new quarterback battle.
That’s good news for the Bills, who hope to capitalize on the chaos of their division foes.
According to Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com, “Sanchez has outplayed Tebow after three practices, but that shouldn't come as a big surprise.”
What also shouldn’t come as a big surprise is that Tebow is quickly winning over his teammates, according to Cimini’s report, as “he has impressed his new team with his work ethic and humble approach."
And therein lies the potential trouble for the Jets.
Tebow is indeed a polarizing figure, and the fact that he’s now in New York puts even more attention on him. Fans witnessed his magic last season in Denver, and he essentially ran Kyle Orton out of town.
With the Jets, Tebow will similarly have his moments. And when he does, fans are going to chant his name. The result will not be a good one for Mark Sanchez, who now seems to be in a “can’t win” situation.
Per FoxSports.com, Bills legend Jim Kelly addressed this issue in hopes of a New York meltdown, saying “he is wishing for ‘so much turmoil in training camp’ that all of a sudden the Jets’ locker room ‘is coming apart.’”
It’s very probable that Tebow’s presence will cause a major distraction for the Jets’ entire organization. In fact, it pretty much already has.
The Bills and Jets square off in their season openers in the Meadowlands. For Buffalo, there would be no better time to see this quarterback controversy explode than in Week 1, as it hopes to bypass New York for good in the AFC East.