New York, N.Y. – Nearly a distant memory now for Denver Broncos fans, “Tebow Time” has moved far eastward. Everyone watched as Tim Tebow buried the orange and blue for “greener” pastures after Jesus sent Manning to Denver. Traded to the New York Jets, Tebow is content with being a second string quarterback to Mark Sanchez, for now…. I’ll be the first to admit that I envision New York eating Tebow alive then spitting him out to Jacksonville or whomever eventually… however, that doesn’t seem to be the case right now. “Tebow Mania” is not only taking over New York but his leadership skills and charm are taking over his teammates as well. Will Tim Tebow end up the starting quarterback for the New York Jets this season?
Don’t get me wrong; the 2011 Denver Broncos season was insane. Nearly all of America watched as the Broncos pulled off some outlandish wins at the hands of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I mean Tim Tebow. He was just what the Broncos needed. The night Tebow was drafted by the Broncos in 2010 Denver fans had hopes and dreams of getting Kyle Orton off the field for good. Finally, Tebow was given the chance to restore our faith in the Denver Broncos. With a comeback from a 1-4 Orton start, Tebow led the Broncos to an 8-8 season record and AFC West Championship. The Denver Broncos were back and ready to play. Unexplainable to say the least, the Broncos continued their “magical” wins until the Patriots ended their beloved “Tebow Magic” season. Whether or not you believe it, I’m pretty sure it was Jesus who brought Tebow to Denver. Again, this is all fading to a distant memory with “Manning Mania” moving to Denver. No doubt though, most will watch the Jets to see what happens with the Tebow-Sanchez saga…
Mark Sanchez, not the best, not the worst. New York has had their problems with him but has been faithful by signing him for another three years. Does he have what it takes to overcome the new “Tebow Time”, or as others are putting it, the “Tebow Takeover”? Sanchez, a young quarterback himself, may not have the leadership skills and charm that Tebow possesses however he does have more experience as starting quarterback. And right now, more than ever, Sanchez will do everything he can to retain his starting position. Obviously you cannot compare Sanchez to a veteran quarterback just yet but he has quite a few more honors under his belt than Tebow and he knows his New York Jets. Through his ups and downs as starting quarterback since his NFL rookie year in 2009, Sanchez has been the face, and a fine one at that, of the New York Jets aside from Darrelle Revis. And now, even Revis is beginning to board the Tebow bandwagon. Tebow’s leadership skills may be compared to those of greatness some would say but leadership will not always win games alone. It takes leadership with a few sides of not throwing the ball into the ground or running the ball yourself half the time to win NFL games. Leadership without physical skills defines a coach, not a quarterback.
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I’m not from New York but I like the Jets, even after I bought plane tickets, game tickets, and a lot of drinks to watch, at that time, Peyton Manning and the Colts beat them in the AFC Wildcard game…which didn’t happen, by one point. Horrible game for me but a great trip none the less and I even had to buy a Jets shirt to wear the rest of the season because I lost a bet. I still wear the shirt when the Jets play the Patriots but would enjoy wearing it much more if Sanchez remains the starting quarterback. Again, I’m not from New York but knowing the loyalty east coasters have, come game time, I just can’t see the crowd screaming “TE-BOW…TE-BOW” when Sanchez fumbles the ball the first time or even second time at that. Personally, I’m not even sure why the Jets wanted Tebow. Quickly backing out of the Manning hunt when Manning narrowed his choices, the Jets signed Sanchez for three more years. The Jets then picked up Tebow from the Denver Broncos as they put him on the trading block when Manning finalized his decision. Almost seems like a love triangle with a side of revenge if I don’t say so myself. The Jets could have easily picked up a better second string quarterback in the draft but they see something in Tebow and more power to them.
Maybe it is his leadership skills, his charming ways, or his deep religious faith that Tebow possesses but, in New York, after all the initial Tebow hype is done, he will need on the field skills and stability to overcome that Sanchez loyalty and experience by the start of the season. Tebow’s time here in Denver, to some, will always be compared to that of a “one hit wonder”. We all wish him luck on his journey to “greener” pastures but on the other hand, we all know the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. If my premonitions are right on, Tebow will need a lot more than his dedicated faith in Jesus Christ to become the starting quarterback for the New York Jets.
Besides, after bringing us Manning, and my talks with him, Jesus is staying here in God’s country!! Good luck Tebow!
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