New York Jets: 3 Reasons Tim Tebow Will Push Mark Sanchez for More Snaps

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New York Jets: 3 Reasons Tim Tebow Will Push Mark Sanchez for More Snaps
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As the New York Jets' season sputters along, Tim Tebow will begin to press Mark Sanchez for more and more snaps.

Let me be clear about one thing off the bat: I am not advocating for Tebow as the starting quarterback of the Jets.

In fact, I believe that barring an injury, Sanchez should remain the starter under all circumstances. The bottom line, however, is that Tebow's success in recent weeks, paired with Sanchez's failure to take the next step, should result in more opportunities for Tebow under center.

There seems to be a general consensus around the league that Tim Tebow will never be an effective passer in the NFL. Even those fans who believe that Tebow should be starting over Sanchez tend to cite Tebow's leadership and ability to spark the team as their rationale.

Surprisingly, however, Tebow's few throws this year have not looked bad at all.

Could he do it on a regular basis?

Probably not.

But could he do it more than he has thus far?

Absolutely.

Meanwhile, Mark Sanchez has failed to show any real improvement in his game. His performances have fluctuated between pretty good, pretty bad and downright awful. That is not what the Jets were hoping for when they signed the young quarterback to an extension this offseason.

Sanchez has, by no means, played poorly enough to lose his job as the starter. He has, however, shown that he simply cannot provide the same spark to this offense that Tim Tebow can.

And it all starts with that simple fact...

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