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The Jets hardly played Tim Tebow throughout the course of the season.
The Jets' acquisition of Tim Tebow following the 2011 season seems all the more foolish now that hype that came with the signing has faded to the uncertainty of how the franchise can move on from from the media circus surrounding a player who produced next to nothing.
He hardly played at the quarterback position, accounted for no touchdowns and eventually wound up sitting behind Mark Sanchez (and even Greg McElroy) by the season's end.
Tebow takes all the criticism for not being able to throw the ball very well with his career 47.9 completion percentage, but the quarterback knew how to eek out last-minute victories with the Broncos.
New York and Tebow was never the ideal marriage.
According to Gary Myers of the New York Daily News, "The 2012 season was a completely wasted year for Tebow. He threw six passes, ran 32 times and accounted for 141 yards of offense."
Amidst the lack of playing time and on-field performances by Tebow, the media could not shift its focus from Tebow Mania.
The Jets were constantly in the eye of the media even more than usual, thanks to the media frenzy that accompanies Tebow wherever he goes.
Tebow will most likely be out of a Jets uniform and probably out of the NFL, but if he stays with the Jets under the contract, his publicity will continue to hurt this team.
It is time for the Jets to move on from Tebow, but they will still feel the effects in 2013, as Tebow Mania will probably last even after Tebow is gone from a Jets uniform.
Tebow's achievements with the Jets in 2012 were non-existent, though his impact in 2013 will be negative whether he is with the Jets or not, due to the media fiasco that will accompany him as long as he rides the bench, perhaps with unanswered cries of his coming in to replace a struggling starter.
The only way to avoid such a scenario is if Mark Sanchez or another quarterback has a solid 2013 season, but that scenario does not seem likely.