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Tim Tebow: New York Jets' Offensive Personnel Makes QB Best Starting Option

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 08:  Tim Tebow #15 of the New York Jets reaxcts after he ran for a first down in the secon dhalf against the Houston Texans at MetLife Stadium on October 8, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Ian HanfordFeatured ColumnistOctober 10, 2012

Mark Sanchez doesn't fit the New York Jets offense, at least not as it currently stands.

Tim Tebow, on the other hand, would fit right in with its current group of ragtags.

The Jets are asking a lot from Sanchez. That's not justifying his 66.6 passer rating or six interceptions, but New York isn't giving him much to work with. At least not players that a signal-caller like him can realistically use.

Tebow, while not a "normal" quarterback, is more suited for the jumbled mess that is the Jets offense. He doesn't need elite receivers to be successful, because he doesn't rely on his passing ability to win games.

Instead, he relies on his legs and uncanny leadership. He's the only player who wills his team to wins, without offering any other tangible contribution to the win.

Sanchez needs guys like Santonio Holmes, Stephen Hill and Dustin Keller to throw the ball to, or he needs a reliable run game to lean on. Without those players, he's helpless, and Shonn Greene hasn't mustered much of a ground game this season.

On top of that, the Jets' offensive line isn't nearly what it used to be. Guys like Austin Howard and Matt Slauson are poor starters. Nick Mangold still plays at a high level, but he can't do it alone.

Tebow provides his own offense in ways that Sanchez can't. He's capable of making plays with his feet, either through the read-option or on a broken play.

The offensive line wouldn't have to form a defined pocket with Tebow behind center, putting much less pressure on them as well.

Tebow's success would depend greatly on Greene's running ability, but he's far less dependent when compared to Sanchez. The Jets have too many holes in too many places; Sanchez isn't capable of doing anything on his own.

Tebow is capable of making something out of nothing. Sanchez needs everything to make something.

The Jets are a mess on both sides of the ball, but especially on offense. It's time to roll the dice and put in Tebow's wild-card presence.

You don't what you're going to get, but it can't be worse than what you're getting right now.

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