Despite this being the off season the NFL is buzzing due to player movement.  Starting with Peyton Manning and then trickling down to Tim Tebow joining the New York Jets.  Will it work?  Let’s take a look at reasons it will and will not.

THE CASE FOR “YES” as in OF COURSE THIS IS GOING TO WORK:

1.       For those unfamiliar, the WILDCAT offense thrives on athletes.  The Jets have already discussed using this offense/formation.  At a high level you place multi-talented individuals in the backfield to confuse the defense as to whether the QB, RB, or WR is the key component of the play called.  Given Tim Tebow can pass and run he becomes a legitimate threat in this type of offense.

2.       Tim Tebow plus Jet’s coach Rex Ryan equals Te-Rex.  When you have a great nickname anything is possible.

3.       Tim Tebow is as popular for his spiritual beliefs as he is an athlete.  Let’s play it safe and put this one in the YES column.

THE CASE FOR “NO” as in THERE IS NO WAY IN HELL THIS IS GOING TO WORK:

1.       The fact remains he does not have the passing skills needed to be a successful NFL quarterback.  His technique goes against consistency and longevity.  There’s a reason why the Denver Broncos went with a QB with a questionable neck over Mr. Tebow.

2.       Okay, so the WILDCAT is in the other column; however, in Miami (the most recent example of the Wildcat offense being run successfully) it was a RB (Ronnie Brown) who was the key component.  Brown was able to throw, run, and catch.  It’s to be seen whether Tebow can catch (or even throw consistently) touchdowns as well as he runs them.

3.       Despite playing in New Jersey, this is a New York City team.  Should Tebow sin off the field, he will receive 9/11 like headlines on the NY Post and Daily News.

 

David S. Grant is the author of “Blood: The New Red”, follow David on Twitter: @david_s_grant
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