I've been amazed by all the talk in New York lately now that NY Jets QB Mark Sanchez has been benched, and one-time 3rd string QB Greg McElroy has been named the starter. Bottom line, what we've seen lately is a lot of sports writers losing their minds because they can't figure out why the Jets traded for Tim Tebow if the Jets didn't plan for him to play.
Like it's really that hard to understand.
Bottom line, the Jets had to pay Tebow four million dollars in salary. Tebow, on the other hand, had sold something like fifteen million dollars worth of jerseys for the Jets as of the last time I looked.
So. Why did the Jets trade for Tebow? Because he made the team eleven million dollars.
Look, it's alereadt been reported that it was Jets owner Woody Johnson who wanted Tebow and not coach Rex Ryan, and to tell the truth, I don't even think that that's a problem. Johnson is a businessman first and foremost. Where Ryan's first concern is winning football games, Johnson's first concern is making money. No doubt they both hoped that Tebow would come in and be able to play well, but either way as far as Johnson was concerned, since signing Tebow netted the team eleven million dollars, the fact is that the signing was successful, regardless of what happened on the field.