New York Jets: Tim Tebow Is a Weapon for Mark Sanchez, Not a Threat

John Nizinski@@jniz73Analyst IIIAugust 16, 2012

CINCINNATI, OH - AUGUST 10: Tim Tebow #15 and Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets warm up before a preseason NFL game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on August 10, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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The New York Jets quarterback position has been one of the hottest topics in the NFL. The Jets disappointing season last year and the acquisition of Tim Tebow has caused a media circus. 

Many have argued that Tebow should and could be the starter over Mark Sanchez. There is never-ending talks about a competition between the two. 

Among all this discussion, everyone is forgetting the potential that this pairing could bring.

Going into the offseason, the Jets needed to bring in weapons. Their biggest concerns were at wide receiver, running back and on the offensive line. Aside from drafting Stephen Hill, they did not appear to bring in anything for Sanchez.

That is not true, they brought in Tebow. 

All this discussion over a competition almost makes it feel as if Sanchez and Tebow are not on the same team. The two could actually work together and be a dangerous force.

Tebow brings a unique element to the Jets and could be a valuable weapon for Sanchez if the Jets manage to use him correctly.

Tebow can run, throw and catch the football. This opens up many possibilities for the Jets offense.

The Jets replaced Brian Schottenheimer with Tony Sparano as their offensive coordinator. Sparano is known for utilizing wildcat packages when he was head coach of the Miami Dolphins. This is obviously a good fit for Tebow.

Teams are going to have to take time to prepare for the wildcat, which in turn, takes away preparation time for Sanchez and the rest of the offense.

This will help give Sanchez an edge, as teams will always have to be concerned about Tebow running the ball. 

Try and picture this situation: Sanchez pitches the ball back to Tebow, who runs to the left for five yards. The next play, Sanchez fakes a pitch to Tebow and hits Holmes over the middle for 10 yards. The next play, Sanchez pitches the ball to Tebow, who rolls out and throws a pass to Keller. 

The amount of possibilities that Sanchez and Tebow could have together might help their offense become more unpredictable and successful. 

People are so concerned over Tebow as the quarterback that they are forgetting the real reason he was brought in. He was brought in to open up opportunities for Sanchez and the offense.

Jets fans should be excited about the offensive possibilities instead of worrying about a quarterback competition; one doesn't even exist.