Tim Tebow: Should the New York Jets Trade for Quarterback If Available?

Andrew BaumannContributor IIIMarch 11, 2012

DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 17:  Quarterback Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets and quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos meet at midfield after the Broncos defeated the Jets 17-13 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on November 17, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. Tim Tebow scored the game winning touchdown with 58 seconds remaining in the game.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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In light of recent news that the Broncos are one of the front-runners for Peyton Manning, in the event that the Broncos get him, what are they going to do with Tim Tebow

Many would call for a trade. But if Tebow does get traded to another team, where should he go? What team would be a good fit for him?

Some might think the New York Jets. The Jets, ailing with recent quarterback troubles, could use Tebow's option offense to improve their run game to help take them to a Super Bowl. Since the Jets are already focused on the run, adding a mean run-threat QB like Tebow could help bolster their run offense to the top of the league to help them achieve their Super Bowl hopes.

Plus, Tebow has already become a national star in Denver, and moving to New York City could do nothing but increase his international fame and help him shape his image. Since we already know that Tebow is a die-hard Christian and wants to spread his message, he might look to a big market team to give him the voice to spread his faith. 

Some obvious problems with the idea would be the fact that Tebow is an even worse passer than Sanchez. Even though Tebow is more mobile, he needs to work on his passing a lot if he wants to help the Jets offensively. While the Jets could get far with a Greene-Tebow run game, they would need to pass eventually, and that is where the problem lies.

If the Jets paid the price for Tebow, they would have to work him hard in improving his accuracy and chemistry with the Jets receivers. The Jets might not even need Tebow to complete 60 percent of his passes, but somewhere around 55 percent and significant rushing yards would be enough for the Jets to buy in.

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The only problem lies with Denver. The Broncos might ask for more then just Sanchez in the trade; they could want first-round picks for the Tebow media sensation based upon his fanbase alone. Plus, Sanchez would not want to go to a team to be a backup, and his contract is just way to costly for that. Denver would not pay millions of dollars for Sanchez to sit on the sidelines and read Manning's clipboard. 

How much would the Jets pay for Tebow? Who is the greater player, Sanchez or Tebow? An even trade might not be enough, and the trade talks might mire down based upon who wants more than whom. Not many times do two teams trade mediocre players like Sanchez and Tebow, and especially not players with such a high fanbase like Tebow's is. 

However, what do you think? Should the Jets try to trade for Tebow in the event that Manning is acquired by Denver? 

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