At the end of the 2012 NFL regular season, the New York Jets were faced with yet another controversy, this time surrounding both quarterbacks on their roster, Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow. Multiple reports suggested that the Jets would try to trade each signal caller, but neither have much trade value, even in a weak free agent quarterback class. In recent weeks, it seems as if the Jets are trying to tempt other teams into gathering some interest for southpaw Tim Tebow.
The New York Post reported this afternoon that current Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg told reporters that he’s had long discussions with Tebow and he want’s to get him involved into the Jets offense next season. Hmmm. I don’t thing we’ve ever heard anything like this before from the Jets. Of course, if the Jets were trying to build up any sort of trade interest for Tebow prior to the start of the NFL Free Agency period, all of that political capital went out the window this evening after the Jets inked David Garrard to a deal.
Mornhinweg told reporters via The Post–
“We had a long discussion,” Mornhinweg said in a conference call Monday. “I would like to keep those conversations between player and coach sort of private there, but we certainly have had a discussion. He’s got my thoughts on the situation and he has some thoughts as well. If he’s on this football team, which he is right now, then I would do it a certain way and try to utilize all our players that would help us win a football game.”
Everyone in the NFL realizes that the Jets are in a horrible salary cap situation this year and have suffered from some very poor recent drafts. Tim Tebow is not going to be a part of this Jets team next year, and there is a very good chance that he will not be a member of any NFL franchise heading into 2013. The club should simply stop with the charade and move along from the distraction they created last season. Tebow might be a fit somewhere else, but he is not returning for 2013 with the Jets. Period.