Posted September 13, 2012

Report: Tim Tebow likely one-and-done with Jets

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Tim Tebow saw limited action in his New York Jets debut. (Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

The New York Jets didn’t need Tim Tebow to dominate the Buffalo Bills, 48-28, in Sunday’s season-opener. Playing behind starting quarterback Mark Sanchez, Tebow didn’t generate much offense in his Jets debut, running for just 11 yards on five carries among his nine snaps in Wildcat formation.

Gary Myers of The New York Daily News believes Tebow won’t be satisfied if his backup role remains insignificant.

He won’t make a stink during the season, but if Mark Sanchez doesn’t provide an opening to play, then I think Tebow is one-and-done as a Jet.

Eight months after throwing an 80-yard touchdown pass on the first play of overtime to help the Denver Broncos beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in an AFC Wild Card game, Tebow said all the right things despite his greatly diminished role in Sunday’s win.

“I definitely am very competitive, but the number one thing to help competitiveness is winning football games,” Tebow said. “However I can help this team to win football games – that’s the ultimate goal and that’s why we’re all here. Whatever I can do to help us win football games, that’s what I am going to do.”

Myers quotes an NFL source who believes the ultra-competitive Tebow will make a gracious, but determined exit after the Jets’ season ends.

“I think he will be a good soldier,” one NFL source said Wednesday. “At the end of the year, I think he will express those concerns to the Jets. He will want to move on. The one thing about Tebow is he is the quintessential team player. He would never do anything that is going to undermine the team. But he’s a football-aholic. It’s in his blood.”

If Tebow’s role remains the same, Myers’ source anticipates him asking the Jets for a trade. His contract runs through the 2014 season.


26 comments
Rob23
Rob23

Tebow starting at QB would be AWESOME! Then he would be completely exposed since there is no way he will again be as lucky as he was during that stretch in Denver. It will become apparent that he is not a good QB, no matter how much his cult members want him to be. He's a fullback who can throw the ball a little bit, and he has become the most tiresome subject in the NFL by a wide margin.

Rob23
Rob23

"Eight months after throwing an 80-yard touchdown pass on the first play of overtime to help the Denver Broncos beat the Pittsburgh Steelers"

 

This really should read: "Eight months after throwing an 10-yard pass that Demaryius Thomas turned into an 80-yard TD on the first play of overtime to help the Denver Broncos beat the Pittsburgh Steelers."

Holden
Holden

Contrary to the way the Jets have "utilized" Tebow, so far, the guy CAN throw the ball--maybe not as efficiently as the guy who took his place in Denver, but he DID throw for almost 350 yards in his last meaningful game, against the Steelers.  The Jets have yet to let him attempt a pass in the regular season, thereby relegating him to the heretofore unheard of "double option."

 

After Sanchez' performance, yesterday, the question has to be, are the Jets unwilling to risk hurting his feelings by expanding Tebow's role?  Timmy's preseason stints had a square peg playing a round hole game plan...as if the Jets could magically transform him into a classic drop-back quarterback.  The Broncos, in a bye-week's worth of preparation, better utilized Timmy's game than the Jets have shown the capacity to do with a normal training camp and preseason. 

 

It makes one wonder why they bothered to trade for him in the first place, doesn't it?  The throwaway draft pick was no big deal but his cap space figure is north of $2 million.  I'm beginning to think winning...differently...just doesn't sit well with NFL coaches.  Better to play the prototypical drop-back style of game--a style opposing defenses face week in and week out--and hope your iffy first rounder can become consistently good enough to succeed, than offend "purists" and craft a game plan opposing defenses would face, at most, twice a year, is what the Jets appear to be saying.

 

Say what you will about the college game being different from the pros...Tebow lost a grand total of TWO games as a starter at FSU...TWO GAMES!  Tebow was always ready to play, as was his team...and he was a huge part of that, as it's undisputed leader.  The Jets stopped believing, yesterday...right about the time when Tebow would have had them thinking that anything was still possible.

pljaye
pljaye

This article is called a "report"? It's one writer's opinion. One writer merely disguised another writer's opinion as a report, as if labeling wild speculation a "report" suddenly makes it a credible story--a story that has absolutely no basis in fact. It's bad enough that journalism grads often sorely lack basic grammar and spelling skills, but now they're apparently too lazy to even perform any actual research and conduct interviews in order to write stories that might actually be true.

 

That being said, if the Jets aren't going to use him in games like yesterday's, then Tebow would be better off playing elsewhere. He entered the game and immediately provided a spark for the Jets lifeless offense, then Ryan kills any momentum by pulling him after they crossed midfield and reinserting the ineffective Sanchez. And where is the Wildcat that Ryan boasted about during the entire offseason? Tebow will eventually land on his feet with a team that appreciates his winning ways, but Ryan would be wise to use him in New York before the Jets season heads south and they begin looking for a new head coach.

john reilly
john reilly

What an awful sensationalist headline. I clicked on this article expecting to see ome evidence lined to Tebow indicating he was one and done and all it is i a writers opinion that he is "one and done" and not based on any facts.. so how does it make it "likely" that he is one and done???

 

CNNSI, how about prctcing a little journalistic ethics and not report conjecture as facts, ok?

BarbaraAnn
BarbaraAnn

Whereever Tebow goes, I go with my support so long as he keeps his priorities straight. I pray he plays QB somewhere soon. Please don't forget that what & who is his "first of all."

vince2
vince2

one week into the season and these guys have nothing better to write about than what happens with tebow after the season?  things change so much week to week in the nfl that this article is just a waste of time to read or thing about.   and who cares anyway? 

OhMyTebow
OhMyTebow

i dare jets to trade tebow, theyre freakin lucky tebows playing along for now....otherwise i want him in seahawks, NW wants a taste of tebow, alaska/canada/russia included

Boodah
Boodah

Tim Tebow is a football player to be sure, just not a real QB. He might have a bright future as a bruising fullback or tight end though.He wouldn't be the first QB to adapt and have success at a receiving position and he's a load so why not have him block.

Fran2
Fran2

Mr. Tebow is a patient man.  A VERY patient man who trusts God.   Therefore, he won't do anything motivated by impatience.  I think he'll stay and learn from his coaches. 

ArmandoTan
ArmandoTan

I think Tim Tebow should get out of Sodom and Gomorrah as fast as he can, before fire and brimstone rain upon it. 

Joe Swanson
Joe Swanson

The problem with Sanchez is that is very inconsistent and that will make Tebow to take over. Sanchez always starts like that, good, regular , bad and ends really bad.

merc22
merc22

Well stated..........Tim Tebow will scare the "H" out of you, but he will most times find a way.

Not unlike Mr. Elway..........

robinson.zack
robinson.zack

 @Holden Tebow can't throw the ball, and he wouldn't have won in Denver had it not been for defense and the running game.  If he could throw the ball, he wouldn't have completed fewer than 50% of his passes, and his team wouldn't have needed their opponents to score fewer than 15 points in almost every game.  Tebow was the recipient of lucky circumstances -- bad opponents (or good opponents that played badly) that didn't score, leaving the game open in the fourth quarter.  The Jets were dumb to take on Tebow in the first place, and I would be surprised if another team was willing to trade for him as a starter.  They would certainly have to be quite desperate.

cortez11288
cortez11288

 @Holden 1st Tebow went to UF not FSU...and 2nd Tebow lost 3 games his first year as the starting QB at UF.

Joe Swanson
Joe Swanson

 @Holden as I wrote before. Sanchez inconsistency  will take him out of the game and that's when the Jets will put Tebow and see the difference. I can see this happening by the 6th week or looking at Sanchez numbers every season it might happen before.

JStoweisawesome
JStoweisawesome

 @Joe Swanson What the hell are you talking about man? "he always starts good". Totally untrue.

The fact remains that this will be Sanchez's best year, and then THANKFULLY Tim Tebow will go to Oakland or something. Him coming to NYC will be his undoing. He should've accepted or asked to be traded to GB or something if he wants to be a QB. Otherwise, I'd advise your boy to consider his options at other positions like TE, or WR, or RB. He'd be a great RB.

Joe Swanson
Joe Swanson

 @JStoweisawesome Now, did you see the game yesterday? If this will be the best year of Sanchez then the Jets should start playing and maybe they can ask Tebow to help them on that.  hahahaha

Joe Swanson
Joe Swanson

 @JStoweisawesome  look and learn:

Sanchez"

2009 - started with 3 wins he ended 9-7 lost to the Colts

2010 - Started with 5-1 and ended 11-5 , meaning 6-5 at the end, is that good to bad? or what?

2011 - started with 2-0 at some point was 5-3 ended 8-8

 

Now is that good to bad? or bad to good? If the trend continues like that, this will be his worst season. you should ask yourself, what the hell am I talking about.

Joe Swanson
Joe Swanson

 @Tiger Al yeah, that's what  I wrote, so??  if it is up to Sanchez then Tebow will take over by half season.

RobKeller
RobKeller

 @Joe Swanson  @JStoweisawesome

 Joe,

Ah yes... the half truths.  What you failed to mention is:

 

2009 - In his rookie year, Sanchez won two road playoff games before losing to the Colts in the AFC title game.

2010 - In his 2nd year, Sanchez won two more road playoff games, beating Manning/Colts & Brady/Patriots before losing to the Steelers in the AFC title game.

 

4 road playoff wins & 2 AFC Championship appearances in 1st 2 NFL seasons, how quickly we forget.