In case you live under a rock and haven't heard, the New York Jets acquired Tim Tebow this offseason by trading a fifth-round draft pick to the Denver Broncos. It can be argued whether this move was made for football purposes, or for Gang Green's incessant need to be under the media spotlight.
Regardless, for the deal to pay dividends on the field, the team is going to have to find an effective way to use him.
Though Tebow undoubtedly brings a new dimension to a Jets offense that has been stagnant throughout the preseason, the move is still perplexing on multiple levels. Not only do the Jets already have a young, developing quarterback in Mark Sanchez, but Tebow's 46.5 completion percentage in 2011 ranked last among NFL starting quarterbacks. He was ranked 28th in quarterback rating, coming in at a measly 72.9.
At perhaps the most important position on the gridiron, the Jets have created a quarterback competition between two players who have looked painstakingly inept in new offensive coordinator Tony Sparano's system. The team still swears by Sanchez as the starter, but in this league and in this city, things change virtually overnight.
Let's take a look at a few quarterback attributes and decide who has the advantage as the team prepares for the regular season.