Jets' Continued Mismanagement of Tim Tebow More Proof GM, Coaches Have No Clue

Nick Kostora@@nickkostoraContributor IIIDecember 17, 2012

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 17:  Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the New York Jets warms up prior to the game against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field on December 17, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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The New York Jets are an absolute mess and the continued mismanagement of Tim Tebow is just more proof that the GM and coaches have no clue what to do.

Believe it or not, these 6-7 Jets are not out of the AFC playoff picture. But it is hard to realize such a thing based off of how the offense conducts itself and the play of QB Mark Sanchez.

Let's look at the first half of Monday Night Football against the Tennessee Titans as the perfect example. Sanchez continued his inept ways to the tune of just 27 yards passing and an interception.

Yet, Tebow was allowed just one passing attempt in a complementary role before the snaps were handed back over to Sanchez.

Sanchez has thrown for less than 200 yards in four of the last five weeks. He has tossed 15 interceptions already this season and has the lowest completion percentage of any starting QB in the league.

There is a reason Jets fans are showing their displeasure with the offense:

These guys are not happy with the #Jets offense tonight. I don't blame them. #BagHeads…

— Matt B. (@MattOnNFL) December 18, 2012

This organization has no clue what to do with itself at the moment. Tebow continues to do nothing more than take up space on the sidelines.

Where are the Wildcat plays that are supposed to confuse defenses and keep them off balance? Tebow has been awarded just 29 rushes and eight passes all season. 

This is not to say that Tebow is the answer to the Jets' offensive woes, but this team is not even trying to diversify itself or fix its problems. 

The Jets have scored 20 points or more just four times all year. New York is clearly a team in need of a new offensive approach, and yet GM Mike Tannenbaum and head coach Rex Ryan promote the status quo at every possible turn.


If Tebow was going to be brought in at all, then the Jets must stop mismanaging him now. 

Of course, when Tebow is finally inserted into the game, it is always at the worst possible time. In the middle of the third quarter of MNF, Sanchez completed two good passes in a row (a rarity) and then Tebow's number was called.

Obviously a run was coming and everyone knew it. New York has had terrible play-calling all season and no one has been put in a position to succeed.

Sanchez has not improved since he entered the league four years ago, but the Jets could at least provide a coaching staff that has some semblance of a clue what they are doing.

It is a frustrating situation and the mismanagement of Tebow and the offense in general looks to have no end in sight.