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I can not stress this fact enough: Tim Tebow must not become the starting quarterback for the New York Jets.
If Sanchez goes down with injury, that's one thing. But if Rex Ryan and OC Tony Sparano decide to bench Sanchez for Tebow, there will be serious long- and short-term consequences.
First of all, Tebow's promotion would mark the end of Mark Sanchez's career as a New York Jet. The Jets have done everything they could to hurt Sanchez's psyche as he developed, from taking away almost every legitimate weapon he has ever, had to constantly labeling this team that can not run the ball a "ground and pound" offense.
I'm not trying to be a Sanchez apologist; I just think he deserves a shot to play behind a legitimate offense.
Many fans are beginning to disagree. They are ready for Tebow Time. Well keep in mind a few things before you start chanting his name on Monday night:
In Denver, Tebow went on a magical run to lead the Broncos to the Divisional Round of the playoffs. He did not do this by himself. The Broncos had actual playmakers on offense. Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker are proving that they are legitimate NFL wide receivers.
Tebow also had a good running back in Willis McGahee and one of the best offensive lines in football. The Jets have none of those things.
The Broncos also had a fantastic defense. The defense is what allowed Tebow the opportunities to win games on last-minute touchdown runs.
Rex Ryan may wish he had a top-five defense, but he does not. More of that, right now: