I hope I didn't get your hopes up about a New York Jets article that didn't have to do with Tim Tebow.
But Tebow is an impact player for an offense that desperately needs one. Even if Tebow does not land the starting quarterback job, he can still make a difference when he plays in the certain Wildcat formations that the Jets have created for him.
Tebow has definitely made an impact on the New York media, but how much of an impact can he make if he isn't getting the starting reps? It's bigger than you might think.
First off, Tebow can be a great red-zone quarterback because of his combination of size and speed and his nose for the end zone. When Tebow is in the game, he also can enhance the running game as a whole because defenses will have to focus on his abilities, which could free up Shonn Greene to run wild.
Most importantly, Tebow's presence could give Mark Sanchez the wake-up call he desperately needed.
Until this season, Sanchez never had a backup that could have threatened him for the starting position (unless you call Mark Brunell a threat). But now, with the ever-so-popular Tebow breathing down his neck, Sanchez's status as the starter is in great jeopardy.
And have you seen the Jets first five games of this season? Buffalo, @Pittsburgh, @Miami, San Francisco. and finally Houston. If the Jets get off to a slow start, Met Life Stadium could be chanting Tebow's name by Week 5.
Hopefully it does not come to that, but if it does, Tebow's role could be greatly enhanced. He would be the focal point of a below average offensive unit, but could steal the Jets some games in the fourth quarter, just like he did as a Bronco.
And this season, the Jets may need every miracle they can get.