It just goes to show, all the money in the world doesn’t make you a genius. Not that the Jets’ management has all the money in the world, but I just don’t understand this deal. Are they already giving up on their franchise QB, Mark Sanchez? This just strikes me as the worst case of impulse shopping. It’s not as if there so that many teams clamoring after Tebow.
Of course, there’s speculation that this was done in an attempt to win “the battle of the back page.” People certainly are talking about it. A good deal of the man-in-the-street interviews I heard on WINS this morning was not favorable; Tebow has been called “polarizing,” but I think that’s the observer’s problem. As was written during the NFL season, some object to what they perceive as his “in your face” faith. My issues are purely practical from a football POV. I forget who said it — it might have been on Pardon the Interruption — but the pundits compared it to a Damon Runyon situation, casting Jets head coach Rex Ryan as the foul-mouthed sharpie and Tebow as the religious naif in the daily temptation that is New York (think Guys and Dolls) . I wonder how Tebow will like playing in a modern-day Gomorrah?