After being mainly used on the punt team for the New York Jets in 2012, backup quarterback Tim Tebow must be moved this offseason to avoid any further off-the-field distractions surrounding the controversial star.
On paper, bringing Tebow in was a no-brainer for the Jets, but the results have been lackluster to say the least.
Bob Glauber of the New York Newsday brought up a great point about Tebow and his role with the Jets this season:
The bottom line with Tim Tebow and the Jets is this: After 10 games, it is abundantly clear that the Jets do not see him as a viable alternative to Mark Sanchez and will use him only for a perfunctory number of plays each game. So once the season ends, the Jets need to do the right thing by them and the right thing by Tebow and let him find a team where he can get some meaningful playing time.
With the Jets in need of so much help across the board on both sides of the ball—major injuries to stars like Darrelle Revis and Santonio Holmes and the issues on the offensive line and throughout the defensive unit doomed the season almost from the start—trading the backup QB to a team looking for a star is the only way to make the situation better.
Should the Jets trade Tim Tebow?
New York would get a draft pick in return that they could use for replenishing the depth chart, and Tebow would get the fresh start he needs in another city . Plus, the team that acquires the enigmatic quarterback would get a polarizing star they could build a franchise around.
Say what you want about Tebow as a football player, but there is no questioning his ability to sell merchandise and put people in the seats.
Add in the potential that the young QB could lead a team into the playoffs like he did in 2011 with the Denver Broncos, and there are a plethora of teams with question marks at quarterback that would invest in Tebow.
The Jets have too many needs not to trade the star away if they have no intention of using him properly.
For the NFL’s sake, New York must free Tebowmania!
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