To remain positive, as of right now, there are no prominent fourth round standouts from the 2012 NFL Draft that the Jets could have selected with their pick instead of turning it into Tim Tebow. Of course, it remains too early to tell; however, this fact should help pacify Fireman Ed for the time being (enough time to migrate on over to potentially hating the Geno Smith selection, at least).
Aside from the draft selections (traded out a sixth for a seventh, as well), the Jets dedicated a mere four million to the quarterback (instantly felt awkward, “football player,” I guess).
So, for a team that still possessed five total draft picks from the fourth round on, losing that fourth and a seventh does not equate to an overly terrible deal for the team – on paper.
However, on the field, a different story was written.
To be brief:
- Tebow played in twelve games.
- Tebow scored zero touchdowns.
- Tebow only threw the ball eight times.
- Tebow ran the ball three times per game.
- Tebow averaged eight rushing yards per game.
- Tebow backed-up Greg McElroy.
- …Greg McElroy.
- Feeling pressured and insecure, Mark Sanchez regressed back to his rookie season statistically.
- Fireman Ed retired.
There are eight teams in the CFL and at least twenty percent of Canada does not believe in Christianity (2001 Census).
Welcome to your new life, Tebow.