Tebow time in New York?

The New York Jets’ quarterback numbers are abysmal: 13 of 29 for only 103 yards, no touchdowns and two turnovers in Sunday’s 34-0 rout by San Francisco; a rating this season of 69.2, more than 40 points below league leader Matt Ryan.

Well, all the experts told us Tim Tebow could never be a starting quarterback in the NFL. Oh wait, those are Mark Sanchez’s numbers.

The Jets were a picture of futility against the 49ers, with only nine first downs and two of 13 on third-down conversions.

Sunday’s rout was so bad that 49ers backup QB Colin Kaepernick, who was about to score a touchdown in final minutes, slid short of the goal line to let the clock run out.

So, is it Tebow Time in New York?

Jets coach Rex Ryan says no, but the media have begun the drumbeat.

New York Post columnist Kevin Kernan:

Bring on Tim Tebow. At this point Tebow, who saved the Broncos season last year, can’t be any worse than the jittery Mark Sanchez. Perhaps the Jets will get some leadership from the most important position on the field. … Put Tebow at starting quarterback, Rex, and let the chips fall where they may.

Mark Freeman of CBS Sports:

The Jets were last shut out in 2010, so these are desperate times for this franchise. That is where the Tebow craze gains its true power — in the cracks and crevices that are both opportunity and panic. There were more than a few Jets players who spoke privately about how it was only a matter of time now before Tebow started. Not because they blame Sanchez, the players explained, but because they believe the pressure from outside will be too great to not involve Tebow far more in the offense. If not start him altogether.

Chuck Schilken of the Los Angeles Times points out that Tebow had a perfect day passing Sunday with a quarterback rating of 104. OK, so he only threw one pass, but why let the facts stand in the way?

OK, it’s probably worth mentioning that Tebow’s perfect passing day Sunday consisted of just one throw — a nine-yarder over the middle to tight end Dedrick Epps, who immediately fumbled the ball after being upended. Oh, and incidentally, that just happens to be the only pass Tebow has attempted all season. But try telling that to the frustrated Jets fans, some of whom were booing Sanchez and chanting Tebow’s name during Sunday’s debacle.

Rex Ryan, however, would have none of it. When asked if starting Tebow was an option, he said, “I don’t think that’s the answer. I think Mark’s the answer at quarterback.”

But even Ryan left the Tebow door ajar: “Again, time will tell.”

15 comments Add your comment


October 1st, 2012
1:03 pm

Ah, the quarterback controversy continues, unlike in Detroit! Go Stafford!!


October 1st, 2012
1:25 pm

What’s Stafford record this year with those Detroit Lions? Just curious.


October 1st, 2012
1:39 pm

Hell yes Play Tebow..


October 1st, 2012
1:48 pm

This should be Rex Ryan’s last season as the Jet’s coach. He talks big every year and can’t back it up. Jet”s owner needs to step up and get rid of this guy. He blames all the players. Well Rex, leadership starts at the top. Results go on your report card.

Timmy Tebow

October 1st, 2012
2:25 pm

Hi my name’s Timmy, and on a team full of misfits, I’m a shining light and am blessed. Put me in the game and you MIGHT actually have a chance to win.


October 1st, 2012
3:50 pm

The Lord works in mysterious ways. Isn’t it strange that every starting QB that is in front of Tebow mysteriously starts having problems.

Don’t worry about Stafford he will be fine. Detroit’s special teams have been absolutely horrible this year giving up 5 or so TD’s so far. Detroit hasn’t been blown out in any game, everyone has been close. Sure Stafford has thrown some picks but he has seen his WR’s have their share of drops.

Tech Guy

October 1st, 2012
3:55 pm

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October 1st, 2012
6:21 pm

It’s past time to give the Jets to Tebow.

GT Girl

October 1st, 2012
9:09 pm

All we are saying, is give Tebow a chance

Tebow to start??

October 1st, 2012
9:15 pm

Jets need a QB, not a FB……… hehehehehehe

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Gator Jim Bob

October 2nd, 2012
7:32 am

QB ratings aside the one variable that can’t be measured is HEART! this is the leadership quality that Tebow has. That is why is QBR for the 4th Qtr is off the charts. He can rally the troops. He leads by example and doesn’t expect anyone to do anything that he wont do. He is absolutely fearless. Teammates respect that. He is deserving a chance to start. Some day, some team. and the Jets might not be the team, will give Tebow the reins and the rest will be history!!! Go Tebow!! you continue to do Gator Nation proud!!

To Tell the Truth

October 2nd, 2012
9:07 am

Tebow deserves a chance. He has proved he is a winner in Denver so WTF?

Best role model for all!

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