Tim Tebow Will Thrive in the Wildcat Offense for the New York Jets

Brad Washington@@theGURO15Correspondent IIJuly 21, 2012

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - MAY 24:  Tim Tebow #15 of the New York Jets works out at an organized team activity at the New York Jets practice facility on May 24, 2012 in Florham Park, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow popularity last season was unmatched by any player perhaps in NFL history.

But, all good things must come to an end, and Tim Tebow was shipped to the New York Jets in March.

To play back-up quarterback to Mark Sanchez.

But, of course they can’t let a fan favorite just stand on the sidelines. Ask Kyle Orton about that situation.

We all know that Tim Tebow as a passer is not very good. He completed 46.5 percent of his passes last season, and was met with criticism from fellow athletes and analysts alike.

But let’s look at the positive. Tim Tebow’s real threats are his competitiveness and running ability.

The games he won last season were because of his desire to win and as far as running, he’s replicated his college days at Florida, rushing for 660 yards and six touchdowns on 5.4 yards per carry average.

With that said, when his number is called this season he will get plenty of rushes and a few opportunities to pass.

Those opportunities will come in the Wildcat, perhaps one of the most dangerous packages in all of football.

There are two reasons for the Wildcat offense. One, it’s for either a player who is dynamic in terms of scoring ability, but hasn’t mastered their position yet, and two, just another position to add to a dynamic player.

The NFL usually utilizes their wildcat offenses with the first reason, and we all know Tim Tebow fits the category.

If used right, Tim Tebow could have over 10 rushing touchdowns for the season, especially if used in goal line packages.

It could be reminiscent of how Michael Vick was used in Philadelphia in 2009, except used a lot more. Tim Tebow can continue his work of learning how to accurately place the ball in his receiver’s hands, while studying the playbook and raising his quarterback IQ.

While we may say Tim Tebow will overtake Mark Sanchez at some point in the season, let’s just see what he can do at a position he’s really built for in the NFL. The Wildcat.

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