Tim Tebow: Why Injury to Jets Backup Doesn't Matter

Pete SchauerCorrespondent INovember 30, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 22:   Tim Tebow #15 stands next to head coach Rex Ryan of the New York Jets late in the fourth quarter against the New England Patriots on November 22, 2012 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.The New England Patriots defeated the New York Jets 49-19.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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The most integral and important part of the New York Jets offense won't be taking the field against the Arizona Cardinals this Sunday.

As ESPN's Ed Werder tweets, Tim Tebow will likely be inactive for Week 13 of the NFL season.

A source tells me that Jets coach Rex Ryan plans to make backup QB Tim Tebow inactive vs. Cardinals to allow fractured ribs to heal #jets

— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) November 30, 2012

Now, if you liked my joke at the beginning of the article, I have a lot more Jets jokes where that came from. Actually, the Jets themselves are a joke these days, losing four out of their last five games with Mark Sanchez quarterbacking Gang Green.

I don't know if Ryan is blind or is just ignoring the fact that Sanchez isn't exactly the best quarterback in the league, but either way, Tebow's injury doesn't affect the Jets at all. Let's face it, they weren't going to utilize him anyway.

Ryan has been adamant that Sanchez is his starter, which has worked out pretty well for New York. The Jets are 4-7, sport a negative 69 point differential and jogged off the field at halftime to the boo birds from fans at MetLife Stadium on Thanksgiving night.

Tebow has been used as little as possible by Ryan and the Jets this season, as he has just 29 carries for 87 yards and 39 passing yards in which he hit six of his seven throws—who said he couldn't throw?

I'm not saying that Tebow is a great quarterback. I'm not even saying that Tebow is a good quarterback. But what I am saying is that Sanchez isn't getting the job done for the Jets, so why not just throw Timmy in there for a start and see how he does? The Denver Broncos did it last year and look how that turned out.

Had the Jets opted to give Tebow a larger role earlier in the season, perhaps they wouldn't find themselves looking up in the division standings and on the front page of the New York Post every Monday morning.

Tebow may have a serious injury to his ribs but that doesn't matter because the Jets wouldn't give him the necessary playing time anyway. 

Apparently they're content with not winning a game for the rest of the season.


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