Mark Sanchez Shouldn't Be Worried That Tim Tebow Is Headed to New York

Steven Slivka@@StevenSlivkaCorrespondent IIIMarch 22, 2012

Tim Tebow will try to bring his Mile High City Magic to the Big Apple
Tim Tebow will try to bring his Mile High City Magic to the Big AppleJim Rogash/Getty Images

The Peyton Manning sweepstakes are finally over, and the Denver Broncos were recipients of the giant check handed to them by Robin Leach himself.

Ok, maybe not by Robin Leach, but after the Denver Broncos signed arguably the greatest free agent in NFL history, it sure felt like he had handed them the grand prize of the three-time MVP and Super Bowl-winning quarterback.

With all of the commotion surrounding the Mile High city and ecstatic reactions from Broncos fans, there was one subject that, only months prior, was the focal point of sports arguments everywhere: Tim Tebow.

It feels like yesterday Tebow was winning over the hearts of delusional football fans thinking that he was ready to be an NFL quarterback. Sports journalists like Skip Bayless praised Tebow as the savior for the Denver Broncos franchise that longed for a decent quarterback since John Elway.

And for some reason, despite a completion percentage of 46.5, including multiple games where he had single digit completions, to go along with 13 fumbles, he managed to be in the right place at the right time.

He was a class act on and off the field, but there are plenty of quarterbacks who are class acts.

Doesn't mean they're good.

Now he's headed to New York, the media capital of the world. A place where the fans will eat you alive if you don't win when it counts.

Just ask Mark Sanchez. However, it will be hard for Tebow to be accepted in such a promising fashion in New York as he was in Denver. Although Jets fans want to win, they know that Mark Sanchez, even on his most inconsistent day, is still a better quarterback than Tebow.

Tebow will be the new Brad Smith in the Big Apple. He is a package quarterback, plain and simple. He will run the Wildcat that New York loved to do so much when Smith was there. 

There should be no reason for a quarterback controversy in New York in 2012. Sanchez, for all of the hiccups he's had during the regular season, has stepped up in the postseason. His 4-2 record and 60 percent completion percentage in the playoffs has twice left the Jets one game away shy of the Super Bowl.

Not to mention the fact that Sanchez just got a pretty nice extension.

The point is that Tebow, despite the wins he was a part of last season, will not be the one to save the day if Sanchez should finally crumble to the almighty New York media.

All we have to do now is wait for Rex Ryan to comment on the situation. No doubt he'll have something to say about it.


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