Tim Tebow should be thanking the New York Jets.
Even after throwing only seven passes through the first 14 weeks of the NFL season, Tebow will find himself in a far better situation to succeed as a quarterback in the NFL at his next stop.
How is that possible?
Tebow has faced an untenable situation in the media capital of the world, but he's remained classy, dignified and poised throughout, never letting his emotions get the better of him.
But that only begins to scratch the surface of why his time spent in purgatory—as a backup QB on Rex Ryan's team—will serve him well at his next stop in the NFL.
With the New York Jets, Tebow has been able to study exactly what not to do under center thanks to a front row seat that's afforded him a unique vantage point to watch the train wreck that is Mark Sanchez.
As the Jets' starter continues his steady regression from starting quarterback to the butt of jokes at his expense (both literally and figuratively, I'm afraid), Tebow has been able to put himself into the situations that Sanchez has faced.
He's been able to figure out what Tim Tebow would do in those spots.
Would he have taken off and run? Thrown the ball away? Or tried to force the action, resulting in a turnover or loss of down?
Tebow has also been able to remain supportive of his embattled teammate. That in itself is an amazing feat, especially when you consider that all Tebow probably really wanted to do was exclaim, "This guy sucks, and I could do a much better job if given a chance! Was anyone paying attention to what we did in Denver last year!?!?!"
All of these things will serve him well at his next stop in the NFL.
Whether it be Jacksonville, Kansas City, Arizona or another team that needs a quarterback, Tebow will be given a chance to play quarterback in the NFL. Because Tim Tebow is a winner, and on every team besides the New York Jets, winning football games—and not headlines—is the ultimate goal.