Tim Tebow Picks the Jets Over the Jaguars
It’s official. The report earlier of Tim Tebow going to the Big Apple will apparently happen.
According to Adam Schefter via his Twitter account, the Denver Broncos will trade Tebow and a seventh-round draft pick to the New York Jets for a fourth-round and sixth-round draft pick.
Despite reports earlier of contract complications between the Broncos and Jets that may have nullified the trade, and reports about the Jacksonville Jaguars trying to get back into the trade talk for Tebow, he will go to the Jets after all. Schefter is also reporting that the Jets will pay back half of the $5 million to Denver that was in dispute during the initial talks that stalled the trade.
It is assumed that Tebow would talk a backup role to current Jets starter Mark Sanchez, but the team could create some type of wildcat package specifically for Tebow. However, just like in Denver, if Sanchez has a bad game or series of bad games, if the legion of Tebow fans would start petitioning for him to be the starter. New York is already the biggest market in the NFL, and the arrival of Tebow could cause a media circus that affects the locker room.
A positive though for the Jets is that Tebow is the ultimate teammate and doesn’t want the attention that follows him. Although the media will surely create as many stirs as possible about Tebow’s arrival to New York, the one thing that could possibly stop the creation of a divided locker room is Tebow unselfishness.
This surely one of the most interesting stories of the off-season. It should also be one of the most interesting of the season come September.