Jets Prove They Think Tebow Sucks By Playing McElroy Instead

I don’t have a whole lot to say at this point. When I went out of my way to make the case for Tim Tebow, I also made the case that both the Denver Broncos and New York Jets coaching staffs were of the opinion that Tebow is an awful quarterback. The Jets have confirmed this by choosing to start Greg McElroy at quarterback instead of Tebow.

I don’t dislike McElroy. He completed 71 percent of his passes as a senior at Alabama, for nearly 10 yards per pass attempt. In his only action as a professional so far, he did score a touchdown to give the Jets a narrow win against the Arizona Cardinals. I don’t think it’s a bad idea to give McElroy a shot. But I do think McElroy profiles as a good backup QB and below-average starter, and I do think it’s a bad idea to give him a shot at the expense of Tebow.

Did the Jets acquire Tebow with the idea that he would be a fullback/tight end/wide receiver/punt protector/quarterback five times a game? Or is there a greater conflict taking place within the Jets organization, in which owner Woody Johnson seems to want Tebow on the field, but the Jets coaches don’t?

I don’t care that Tebow’s delivery is funky. Chad Bradford’s knuckles scraped the dirt when he pitched. Russell Wilson is short. Kevin Martin’s shooting motion is strange. But they’re all really good at what they do.

Treating Tebow this way is like people refusing to buy a 12-pack of soda because the cardboard is crumpled in one corner. The soda is fine… but it looks like there’s just something wrong with it. It’s human nature to want things looking flawless and pretty. There’s nothing flawless or pretty about the way Tebow throws the ball, but he gets results. For once, I want somebody to give Tebow a chance to play quarterback, and give him full access to the offense. If he fails, then he fails… and we can all move on with our lives.


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