As soon as Peyton and the Broncos agreed to a deal we all knew that Tebow was on his way out of town. John Clayton indicated pretty early that the Pats would be players. Many people were up in arms.
Well, yesterday the Jets took all the drama off the Pats radar.
The Jets traded a fourth and sixth rounder to the Broncos in exchange for Tebow and a seventh round pick.
And I couldn’t be happier.
I mean, do we remember the Broncos vs. Pats game at Denver during the regular season? More importantly, do we remember the Broncos vs Pats playoff game?
Tebow was atrocious. He went 11-22 for 194 in the regular season and did even worse going 9-26 for 136 in the post season. Sure he ran for 93 and two TD’s in the first meeting but with his team down and him forced to throw in the playoffs he was an embarrassment.
So now Tebow heads to the biggest media circus in all of football. Playing under Rex Ryan and competing with Mark Sanchez (who just signed a three year extension with the Jets) for the starting job. I hope.
I would like nothing more than for Tebow to be the starter for the Jets. If somehow he won the job, that would all but guarantee two division wins for the Pats. And with the Bills loading up (signing Mario Williams and Mark Anderson) on a pass rush to crush Brady, the Pats will likely need those guaranteed wins in the division.
At this point all we, as Pats fans, can do is hope that the Pats crush their draft this year. The division is getting tougher. The team’s ability to breeze through the division game, at least on paper, is gone. Like I said, if Tebow wins the starting job it will make it easier, and Miami still sucks. But Buffalo isn’t a doormat so we’ll need a Gronk/Hernandez type draft to ensure the Pats will be even better than last year.