If You Thought Tebowmania Was Big in Denver....
All signs are pointing to Tim Tebow being traded to the New York Jets and if it does come to fruition, the Mark Sanchez is going to have twice the pressure on him this year as he has had in years past.
It has been well documented that the Jets have two major flaws: locker room issues and uncertainty at quarterback. By acquiring Tim Tebow, they might be able to fix both problems. There is no doubt that Tebow would help the image of the team's locker room, but I'm hard pressed to believe thats the only reason they traded for him. Mark Sanchez was drafted too high originally and I have always believed the reason he has underperformed is because he has had no true competition. Just as an example, the ageless wonder, Mark Brunell was his backup for two years.
Now, Sanchez will at least be pushed by Tebow purely based on the fact that the media will be calling for Tebow if Sanchez struggles this season. I have said all along that Tim Tebow will improve and if that is the case, he could be starting by the sixth week of the season. At the very least, Tony Sparano and Rex Ryan will be able to be more creative on the offensive side of the ball which is something they haven't done the last few seasons.
As for Denver, the circus is finally over. They have pushed all their chips in on Peyton Manning because in all reality, they did not get compensated very well for Tebow. By only receiving a 4th and 6th round draft pick for Tebow, they basically are saying that they wanted to get rid of him and start a new chapter in Broncos history because apparently a 4th round pick is worth more than at least exploring the idea of having Tebow be Manning's backup.
Nonetheless, I don't remember a week in March where there was so much NFL drama, but it sure will provide for an interesting 2012 NFL season.