Tim Tebow is officially a member of the New York Jets. The organization traded a fourth round pick to acquire the third-year quarterback from the Denver Broncos--and the media circus that is sure to follow--not long after signing Mark Sanchez to a hefty five-year extension and Drew Stanton to play backup. Suffice it to say, Twitter is going insane with reactions. John B. over at the Jets SB Nation blog Gang Green Nation gave his two cents, and it's fair to say he is none too happy:
Normally I would be more upset about this, but I came to understand and accept a few weeks back that Mike Tannenbaum has become really bad at his job over the past year. This move really does not make a ton of sense on any number of levels, but the most disturbing part of it is how it displays the Jets really do not have any sort of structured plan on building their franchise.
They hire Tony Sparano to try and go ground and pound. They give their quarterback, whose value is diminished by Sparano's philosophy, one of the richest contracts in the sport and decide to commit to him for two years. Now they trade for another quarterback for whom a large segment of the fan base and media will be calling to start immediately.
Yep, this is going to a lot of fun to watch over the next few months.