By Jason Klein
Originally Written For JetsTwit.com – 3/22/12
Tim Tebow can’t pass. As it turns out, neither can Woody Johnson.
Rex Ryan, always talks about “chasing Super Bowls.” Woody only chases headlines. He can’t help himself. Green with envy after watching the cross-stadium rival Giants win another Super Bowl last month, Johnson needed to make his New York Jets relevant again. What better way to do so than trade for the most polarizing player in professional sports, Tim Tebow.
Congratulations, Woody. Once again you own the back page, but not the city.
The Tebow acquisition will sell a ton of jerseys, maybe even a few of the PSL’s Brett Favre couldn’t in 2008, but will it win games, or titles? Sometimes, Jets fans have to wonder if that’s even a concern of their attention-seeking, PSL-obsessed owner.
If Tebow is such an important piece, why were the Jets and the attendance-deprived Jacksonville Jaguars the only two teams interested in his services? Why was John Elway so quick to ship him out of Denver?
Now he comes to a city where a fickle fan base will be chanting his name the first time incumbent quarterback, Mark Sanchez throws an incomplete pass on third and long. It will be difficult for Sanchez to move forward when he’s consistently forced to look back, over his shoulder, at Tebow.
The Jets say they brought Tebow in to serve as a backup and run Tony Sparano’s Wildcat formation. They continue to pledge their allegiance to Sanchez. They will also tell you about the positive impact Tebow will have on their dysfunctional locker room.
It’s all nonsense.
Having Tebow on the roster inherently creates a quarterback controversy on the field, and adds another distraction off of it. How will the overly religious Tebow react the first time he hears his head coach drop the Lord’s name in vain, followed by a flurry of expletives?
I doubt the two will discuss it over a God Damn Snack.
Frustrated Jets fans pray that this new “Meadowlands Messiah” can figure out a way to fit in and help win the franchise their first Super Bowl Trophy since man walked on the moon.
Though, just by signing him, Rex and the Jets finally get their ring. Three rings, in fact.
Welcome to the circus.
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