Jay Glazer of FOX Sports Reports: The New York Jets have acquired Tim Tebow from Broncos for a fourth round pick in this year NFL 2102 draft. Additionally, the Broncos will send a seventh-round pick to the Jets and receive a sixth-round pick from the Jets.
I had figured Tebow would be worth around a 4th to 5th round draft pick, but many experts felt he had little to no value at all. The one thing that you have to consider is, Tim Tebow isn’t your normal everyday quarterback. He is a powerful name in the world of sports, religion and most importantly (in the eyes of an owner) revenue. Tim Tebow’s jerseys are trendy, his persona and name in the community is large and he is not a bad football player. Combined with the hype of last season, he is a fan favorite by many, hence the value and reward of his pretty-boy face sporting a team’s branding.
The burning question is why do the Jets want Tim Tebow as a football player?
It could be the fact that Tebow brings a unique quality to the locker room; a sort of magical mindset that unites the players together. A team builder, good for moral that may help in tough times.
Adding Tebow to the Jets will of course strike the question: “Is that it for Mark Sanchez?” Fans of the game should know better, but the added pressure of a player like Tebow looking over the shoulders of Mark Sanchez could be what’s needed. “Sanchize” has been comfortable, -for a New York quarterback. No where else are players under more scrutiny, more discussion from their fan base and media. Sanchez has handled things well in his time in New York, but last season, the Jets and Mark Sanchez regressed. They were not the same team from previous years, and Sanchez felt the most heat.
This move should make for some interesting headlines, but for now Tebowmania is nothing more than a glorified mascot back-up quarterback, sitting on the bench for the Jets.
[UPDATED:] Hold The Phone…
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Broncos and the Jets have encountered a hangup in the language in Tebow’s contract that could nullify the trade. Schefter cites a Broncos source as saying the hangup could keep the trade from happening.
The contractual issue apparently arises from a clause in Tebow’s contract that could require the Jets to pay up to $5 million to the Broncos. The Jets may refuse to do that.
If this turns out to be a serious enough problem that the Tebow-to-Jets deal cannot be completed, then Tebow would go back on the market and the Broncos would try to find a new trading partner…read more here
James is a diehard fantasy football fan who has been playing for over 20 years. He doesn’t have a favorite team, mainly from moving around a lot when he was a kid. This has to lead to many fantasy championships as James drafts with his head, not with his heart. James also plays heavily in Dynasty Football and loves DFS and Picking games. He’s excited to see where he can go writing for Gridiron Experts