Those mechanics that we talked about on the previous page, are the precise reason that Tebow dropped back so much during the preseason. Tony Sparano and company are trying to improve Tebow as a quarterback. Whether we like it or not, Tim Tebow is the backup quarterback for the New York Jets. We could go on and on about whether or not that is a good idea. You all know how I feel about it by now.
But, it is what it is. Tim Tebow is the backup quarterback. Despite all of his other roles, he is the number two quarterback on the Jets depth chart. If something happens to Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow has to fill the role of quarterback, and it isn’t likely that Tebow would exclusively run the read option in that situation. He will have to play quarterback. Therefore, they need to take this time in the preseason to improve Tebow’s quarterback skills the best they can.
But this is not what we will see during the regular season. He will come in for a couple of plays at a time, run his “Wildcat”, and do his thing. He will be put in the best position for him to succeed. This is just precautionary, if something happens to our starting quarterback.
If it isn’t, you all know my feeling by now.