If you’ve been watching the crazy events surrounding the last week and a half in the NFL, you’ve witnessed one of the more memorable moments in NFL history. Last week got off to a crazy start with Peyton Manning’s decision to join the Denver Broncos and then the handing out of Bountygate penalties by the NFL to the New Orleans Saints. Then we heard the news that Tim Tebow had been traded by the Broncos to the New York Jets.
With Tebowmania moving to NY/NJ, here's the question that must be asked: Is Mark Sanchez doomed? More importantly, will Sanchez be the Jets quarterback (QB) at next season’s end? The answer to the first question is yes, he’s doomed.
Tim Tebow is now breathing down his back. For a guy like Sanchez, who was the 23rd rated QB in the 2011-2012 season, he suffers with his confidence and crumbles under pressure. The guy is a terrible QB and more importantly, he’s not a leader. Tebow is in town to take what Sanchez believes is his.
I don’t think Sanchez has what it takes. A true leader would have been more vocal of the trade (among other things). He would have been more forceful about his confidence and leadership abilities by proclaiming to Jets Nation that he won’t let anyone take his job away from him
A group of anonymous New York Jets players have questioned Sanchez’s leadership. While the team is now backtracking and Jets management wants their fans to think everything is fine, it’s evident that Sanchez’s coaches, management and ownership want an insurance policy. That insurance policy comes in the form of Tebow.
As for my second question, the answer is a resounding, no. I don’t believe he will last more than the first eight games next season. I also believe that coach Tony Sparano (who brought the Wildcat offense to the NFL) and head coach Rex Ryan are putting in a system that will suit Tebow. It will do so and won’t force him into many passing opportunities. It will also confuse defenses, as the schemes won’t make it obvious what Tebow and his offense are up to.