Tim Tebow Will Be with the New York Jets for 3 Years and Other AFC East News
At least, that's what Jets owner Woody Johnson said on CNBC Wednesday morning (hat tip to Bob Glauber of Newsday):
Jets owner Woody Johnson on CNBC, asked if Tim Tebow will remain with Jets beyond 2012: "Absolutely. He'll be with us for three years."— Bob Glauber (@BobGlauber) October 10, 2012
Tebow has played just 39 snaps since the start of the season, good for only 12.1 percent of the team's total, according to ProFootballFocus.com.
It was once believed his role could be as big as 20 snaps a game, but the Jets have remained devoted to him exclusively as a role player, a change of pace at quarterback.
How long he remains the change-of-pace QB and not the starter remains to be seen and is dependent on the performance of Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez.
Speaking of Sanchez, I find it funny/odd/telling that Johnson hasn't given Sanchez such a vote of confidence.
Here are some more links and news from around the AFC East.
Bleacher Report Patriots featured columnist Oliver Thomas lists the five most disappointing Patriots players through five games.
New York Jets
Greg Hanlon of Capital New York says the Jets are playing like there's nothing to lose, and he points out that Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez's batted passes are a long-running trend.
Ben Stockwell of Pro Football Focus says the pressure shouldn't be on Sanchez for his poor performance on Sunday.
Mark Gaughan of The Buffalo News talked to Bills general manager Buddy Nix, who said the defense isn't playing with enough "intensity and urgency."
According to Tim Graham of The Buffalo News, legendary Bills defensive end Bruce Smith says the Bills' current defensive line needs more time to jell as a unit.
Armando Salguero of The Miami Herald writes that Dolphins offensive coordinator Mike Sherman thinks the quarterback position is the most improved position on offense since training camp.
Ben Volin of The Palm Beach Post charts the Dolphins' personnel groupings and snap counts.
Erik Frenz is the AFC East lead blogger for Bleacher Report. Be sure to follow Erik on Twitter and "like" the AFC East blog on Facebook to keep up with all the updates. Unless specified otherwise, all quotes are obtained firsthand.
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