Mark Sanchez, you are officially on notice.
I can’t say I agree with the Jets acquiring Tim Tebow, but what’s done is done. He is playing second fiddle to Mark Sanchez. Now the question on the tip of everyone’s tongue is for how long?
It only took 5 games this past season for Tebow to unseat Kyle Orton in Denver after a 1-4 start. As everyone on the planet knows by now, Tebow led the Broncos to a 7-4 record the rest of the season, won the division, and beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round of the playoffs.
Logic says that if he would somehow unseat Sanchez as the starter, it will take more than 5 games. For the simple reason that Mark Sanchez was the 5th overall pick for the Jets only 3 seasons ago, and he was just given a new contract extension. Sanchez is now the 6th highest paid QB in the league.
Having Tim Tebow on the roster is going to be a whole different animal.
Fans already believe that Sanchez isn’t a leader. They don’t believe that Sanchez is the type of guy to shine when the spotlight is on him. If there is anything that cannot be denied about Tim Tebow, it is that he will do whatever it takes to win a football game, even in the most dire situations. That is exactly why the fans WILL clamor for Tebow.