Does Tim Tebow still have a future?
Can Tim Tebow still be a threat in the NFL? An offensive weapon of some kind? John Idzik, the new General Manager of the New York Jets would not reveal to a YouWager news source any possible plans of unloading the Heisman-winning quarterback. There has been much talk in the online betting community about the running QB from Florida returning to that state for the low-achieving Jaguars, in Jacksonville, putting the most famous Christian in football closer to his fans. But Jacksonville passed, and now the buzz is going the other way. Some sportsbook bettors are wondering if Tebow might have some kind of a future with the New York Jets.
According to GM John Idzik, Tebow is still Number 2, despite the fact that when Mark Sanchez disappointed, Coach Rex Ryan bypassed Tebow for Greg McElroy, his number 3 QB. Idzik told YouWager’s source, “Tim, as you know, is currently on our roster. What we’re doing is we’re trying to increase competition at that position and at positions across the board. We’re going to let the competition play out, we’re going to see who we’re able to bring on board, and I think that’ll be healthy for all concerned, including Tim.”
Idzik did admit to YouWager’s source that the club has been speaking with QB David Gerrard, and that they are keeping Sanchez. Sanchez is guaranteed $8.5 million in the 2013 NFL football betting season. Now, it appears the mix, or open competition for quarterback of the New York Jets may include Tebow.
Or does it?
Some of YouWager’s NFL football betting fans have long thought that young Tebow could save his career by changing his position and switching from being a bad quarterback to being a better fullback. He’s big enough, at 6’3″, 236 pounds. Yes, Tebow surprised YouWager’s NFL football bettors when he helped lead the Denver Broncos to the playoffs in 2011. But that attack didn’t happen in the air.
Rex Ryan hinted early on that Tebow might becomes some sort of secret weapon, a QB that could run and throw, at the same time. That strategy either didn’t pan out, or the team was simply too distracted as it fell apart in 2012. There was little indication on the field that any special secret plan was afloat.
The season that Tebow threw for 1,729 yards and 12 touchdowns, he ran for 660 yards and six touchdowns. Most YouWager bettors would rate Tebow’s legs higher than his throwing arm.
Could Tebow function as a kind of power running back? YouWager serious football bettors will remember Mike Alstott, of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Alstott functioned in this way, to compliment teammate Warren Dunn. Alstott was about Tebow’s size, and an effective tool for the team.