Neither Jets quarterback was particularly impressive in the preseason opener against the Bengals, but the offensive line did no favors for either player.
Rex Ryan is apparently not encouraged by the way his offensive line played as a unit and suggested that the Jets could use more Tebow-specific packages if the line continues to struggle in pass protection, according to Manish Mehta of the Daily News.
“We’re open to anything,” Ryan said regarding the possibility of using Tebow to mask protection issues.
Anyone who watched the Jets' preseason opener knows that while it is apparent that Mark Sanchez is the superior quarterback, he cannot shake off tacklers like Tebow can. Meanwhile, Tebow broke off a few big gains on the ground on broken plays.
Not only does Tebow have the ability to improvise on broken plays, but being about 40 pounds heavier than Sanchez, he can withstand hits with much less injury risk.
This is not to say that Sanchez will lose his starting job simply because his line cannot block, but if the Jets find themselves in a situation where they simply cannot move the ball because of line issues, it only makes sense to see what Tebow can to to rectify the situation.