The Enigma That Is Tebow

In many Hollywood films, there’s an unsung hero. There’s a singular character who, when it the time comes, steps up to the plate and helps to save the day. But “unsung” means they don’t get recognition. They are the sideshow to the real hero of the film who is expected, from the start, to be the savior of whatever situation they are trying to find a solution to.


Tim Tebow ain’t no unsung hero, fools.

Tebow is the, without a doubt, the most highly scrutinized and polarizing player in the NFL. There isn’t a soul out there in the league who doesn’t believe that, if Tebow jumps to the starting role in New York over Mark Suck-Cheese, he would be a winner all over again. The confidence, the swagger, and the ability to shake off criticism from every angle that Tim displays are traits not usually combined in one player. He is a vision and a representation of all that is required of a leader in an NFL locker room.

He inspires his teammates on both sides of the ball to be the best that they can be by example. He’s by far one of the worst quarterbacks in the league if you’re into looking at a traditional pocket passer for your team. But come game time, all that matters is that he can almost literally give 110% of himself to every play if it means winning the game. He’s by far one of the best tailbacks playing at the quarterback position. But come game time, he can make the right decision in a pinch, whether it’s by running or passing.

I’m just going to put this out on the table. Statistically, he may be one of the worst QB’s to ever win a playoff game (and that’s counting Tony Romo, who my fellow writer Will Hellrieglel bashed with such class down below).

Screw the stats, give him the damn ball!

Sanchez is not the future of this Jets franchise. And if he is, I’m going to be burning anything green in my closet for fear of seeing him wear it while shooting for GQ. He’s inconsistent in the regular season and cannot be trusted to hold the keys to an offense that boasts no real playmakers outside of TE Dustin Keller. You could make the argument that he’s better in the post season. But how’s about this to chew on: How much does it matter how well he plays in the post season if they can’t win more than eight games?

Tebow can win in the post season, too. And he did it with all of his flaws counting against him.

Here’s an idea: Maybe, just maybe, Rex Ryan should put a quarterback who can win games on either side of Week 17 into the starting role. WHAT A CRAZY THOUGHT. My mind has just been blown to bits by my own brilliance. You think the Jets would have taken a page out of the Denver Broncos history books by now! Kyle Orton was far more effective as the Broncos starter than Sanchez for New York before he was replaced by St. Tebow. Yet, despite his flaws, Tebow was more effective at winning games. So, if Sanchez is not nearly as good as Orton (who tossed a TD for Dallas in the fourth quarter on Monday) and can’t efficiently make this team better offensively, wouldn’t it be smart to go with someone who is a proven winner? Someone who has been known to be a straight-shooting, confidence-instilling teammate, especially in the clutch?

This logic is worthy of a goddamn Nobel Prize. And Tebow would probably wrench that away from me in the final voting anyways.

I’m just sayin’: Tebow Time is just around the corner.

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