The New York Jets experiment with Tim Tebow could be about to come to a timely end. It has not worked out for Tebow or the Jets, and it is time for the Jets to trade Tebow and end this miserable failure. All this trade has done is retard the progress of Mark Sanchez, and that is after the Jets gave him a huge contract extension this offseason. New York needs to admit they made a mistake by acquiring Tebow, and have no other choice but to deal the back up quarterback by the 2012 NFL Trading Deadline.
I’m sure many people will disagree with this opinion. Many people feel that trading Tebow would be a mistake for the Jets. Of course, these same people feel that Tebow is a capable starting quarterback in the NFL, so I of course dismiss their feelings altogether.
Tebow is not a starting NFL quarterback. He was fantastic in college with the Florida Gators, but he will never be good enough to lead a team to a Super Bowl. His mechanics are horrible. His accuracy is weak. His decision making skills when it comes to throwing the ball leave a lot to be desired.
But that does not mean that at least a couple of teams would place a few inquiries to the Jets as to the availability of Tebow.
Many people are under the impression that the Jets would not trade Tebow during the season. But if that is the case, then why did they work out free agent quarterback Kevin O’Connell on Tuesday? O’Connell was with the Jets on three separate occasions, so it is not as if they wanted to see what he could do on the football field. They know what he can do. But are they looking to bring him back yet again?
And, if so, they are not looking to carry four quarterbacks and have given no indication that they are close to trading or cutting Greg McElroy. This could be just a smoke stack, but the Jets may finally be realizing that they made a mistake and are finally looking to recoup some of their losses.
If or when the Jets do finally realize that they need to trade Tebow, two teams immediately come to mind.
The Jacksonville Jaguars make the most sense. This is the team who should have acquired Tebow this past offseason. Blaine Gabbert is not progressing as quickly as many within the organization has predicted, and Chad Henne may not be much of an improvement – if at all – if the team makes a switch. The Jags are 1-4 and rank dead last in passing yards per game. Now, Tebow will not make them even better, but he will do something for the Jaguars that Gabbert and Henne cannot do in Jacksonville.
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If the Jets and Jaguars cannot reach an agreement, New York could consider dealing Tebow to the Arizona Cardinals. Kevin Kolb is out, John Skelton is back, but neither is consistent. This is a decent team who has playoff aspirations, but they cannot move the ball on offense. Not in the air or on the ground. Tebow may at least open up some running lanes and keep the defenses guessing, provided they use him right. At least he would be going to a team who’s defense is good enough to keep them in each game.
Whether the Jets trade Tebow to the Jaguars or Cardinals or any other team, it is time for New York to ship him out of The Big Apple.
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