The other thing that has been made clear, is that this player is going to play. The Jets have said they are going to use him at different positions, such as special teams, fullback, running back, as well as quarterback. My focus is on the time he is going to spend at quarterback.
Matt Slauson, starting offensive guard, has stated that after reviewing the playbook, the team essentially has “two offenses”. This right here is a big mistake. Has anyone ever heard of a successful team having two separate offenses? Does Peyton Manning give up any snaps during a game? How about Tom Brady? Does Drew Brees leave any snaps to his backup QB? The answer to all of these questions is no. Why? Because it doesn’t work. That’s why.
Now let’s look at the last time Tim Tebow operated this way, 2010 with Denver. Kyle Orton was the starter, and Tebow was brought in for set plays in multiple games, essentially giving the Broncos two offenses. How did that turn out? Tebow completed 50% of his passes, 5 TDs, 3 INTs, an 82.1 QB rating, 227 yards rushing and 6 TDs. He did rush for a 5.3 yard per carry average, but in the important stats of a QB, very pedestrian.
And, how did the Broncos fair? 4-12.
Let that resonate for a second. The Broncos had two offenses, and they finished 4-12.
It doesn’t work.