Why Tim Tebow Should Be Third on the Jets Quarterback Depth Chart

Chris Trapasso@ChrisTrapassoAnalyst IDecember 7, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 02:  Greg McElroy #14 of the New York Jets talks with quarterback coach Matt Cavanaugh while teammate Mark Sanchez#6 and Tim Tebow #15 stand by in the fourth quarter against the Arizona Cardinals on December 2, 2012 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The New York Jets defeated the Arizona Cardinals 7-6.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Some believed Tim Tebow should have replaced Mark Sanchez weeks ago, but now, it's too late for Tebow. 

The polarizing Florida alum needs to be the No. 3 on the team's depth chart as they head to Jacksonville to take on the Jaguars

Rex Ryan did say the following to Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union regarding Tebow:

rex tells jax media that if tebow is healthy he will be no. 2.

—Vito Stellino(@vitostellino) December 5, 2012

After refusing to give Tebow a chance to start this season or allowing him any significant stretch of game action, why would the Jets head coach place him back as the No. 2 quarterback a week removed from Sanchez being benched for Greg McElroy.

Does he want more controversy? 

At his point, maybe. 

After all, Jacksonville is Tebow country. 

There is a caveat to Stellino's report, however. Ryan did state that Tebow will only be the No. 2 quarterback if he's healthy. 

Tebow has been dealing with a rib injury and is conveniently listed listed as questionable for Sunday's tilt. 

Could all three quarterbacks be active against the Jaguars? 


Right now, McElroy deserves, at the very least, to be Sanchez's backup. He wasn't tremendous filling in for Sanchez during last week's victory over the Arizona Cardinals, but he led the team to victory and because he's fully, he would presumably be a better option than a less-than-100-percent Tebow.