Report: Jets Have No Plans to Trade Tim Tebow

October 28th, 2012
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The Jets would be unwise to dump Tebow mid-season. (Photo: US Presswire)

By Ryan Alfieri, Editor

According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily Newsthe Jets have no interest in trading their popular backup quarterback/punt protector/healer of wounds.

This puts to rest rumors that the Jets would move on from Tebow because not only has Mark Sanchez had himself a nice set of games over the pas month, but Tebow is simply not making the kind of impact the Jets hoped he would have out of the Wildcat formation.

He has averaged just seven offensive plays per game. The only explosive play involving Tebow came out of a fake punt play with a pass to linebacker Nick Bellore against the Colts.

However, there is this interesting nugget from the same Daily News report:

Sources told the News that Rex Ryan would like to get Tebow more offensive snaps moving forward.

Perhaps the Jets realize that in order for the Wildcat to be successful, it must be used for entire series at a time as opposed to being randomly inserted into drives for one play. With a hurricane headed for the area today, the Jets may choose to keep their offense grounded with Tebow running the Wildcat.

In the end, the Jets should not trade Tebow as long as they are 100 percent committed to Sanchez from here on out. Outside of the Tebow/Sanchez drama, Tebow has only done positive things for the team, both on the field and off. Plus, the market for a polarizing backup quarterback is not exactly hot right now.

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