As Peyton Manning becomes the latest savior in a Broncos uniform, Tim Tebow takes his talents, virginity, and faith, to New York, and becomes teammates with those that tweeted: that they “don’t need Tebow.”
Tim Tebow is known by us as a leader, but to some, he is more of a media figure that knows what to say, and when to say it. Sure he is a football player, and yes he has led an NFL team on winning drives, but let’s face it… he is no Tom Brady.
Dont get me wrong, I would be first in line to meet him. He is a very nice person, and makes sure to let his fans know that he appreciates them and is greatful for their support. Mr. Tebow helps people that he doesnt even know, and does it with a smile on his face. He says exactly what people want to hear, and praises the Lord Jesus Christ every chance he gets. (Who wouldn’t cheer for that?)
With all of this being said, lets rewind to the Denver Broncos 2011 season… with a decent QB (Kyle Orton) in place the Broncos were losing, the fans were in a bind, they wanted change and they wanted it NOW! Billboards in the city were pleading with John Elway and the Broncos front office to start Tim Tebow, and give this team a chance. Enter “Tebow Time“… he came in, and the team started winning. Some wins were ugly, and some were amazing. Leaving teams, fans, and coaches shocked. There was no question that there was something special about this Tebow guy and the Denver Broncos.
Now, let’s rewind to the New York Jets 2011 season… championships were promised, and amidst all the craziness that is Rex Ryan, this team had high expectations, but by mid- season it was obvious to anyone watching the Jets play, that they lacked something, and in my mind (and various others including jets fans and players) that something was a leader at QB. They weren’t executing plays, and at times it seemed like they weren’t even trying. The season ended with a question mark rather than the explanation point that most expected, and everyone was talking about the possibility that Mark Sanchez wasn’t going to be on the team much longer.
As we all know Mark Sanchez got a 3 year deal with the jets and it looks like he will remain the starter.
I cannot see the future, I do not have a crystal ball, and I am not a fortune teller, but I do have hunches, and my hunch is that history will soon repeat itself with Tebow mania.
Bottom line… if Sanchez struggles early, and in my opinion based on what I saw last year; he will, fans in New York will be chanting for Tebow, they will want him to be the Savoir like he was in Denver… do I think he can do it? Sure, he has done it before, but the point is: with all of the luggage that comes with Rex Ryan, and the New York Jets… did they really need to add more controversy to the organization? Because that is exactly what they did when they traded for Tim Tebow.
Either way, us as NFL fans are going to eat it up, and it’s going to be fun to watch!