I wrote a letter to Woody asking for him to start Tebow. It's at:
I do not think Tebow is a great Quarterback, nor the second coming of Steve Young. I do think he is better than the other two Quarterbacks on the roster however, and he should be evaluated as an option for next season since we will be constrained by the cap ramifications of Sanchez's contract.
Here is the letter:
Dear Mr. Johnson,
On behalf of sensible Jets fans (and NFL fans) worldwide, I am requesting you force the coaching staff to start Tim Tebow in the Jets final game of the season this Sunday. As a long time Jets fans I have endured every embarrassment from the Kotite years, to the Fake Spike, and now the Buttfumble. Of all the seasons of fumbles, futility and failure this one has been the worst. From the high expectations, to the comically bad quarterback play to the head coach who sounds like the Iraqi Information Minister, telling us week after week that "Mark Sanchez gives us the best chance to win" this season has been a disaster of epic proportions.
The worst part is, it did not have to be this way. On the bench the Jets have a quarterback in Tim Tebow who could have protected the football, limited turnovers, and been an asset rather than a liability to a team built around defense. Who knew Rex Ryan's lapband procedure came with a free lobotomy. Rex has spent his whole season avoiding the very player that could save the Jets season. When the time came to finally put Mark Sanchez out of his misery, this coaching staff chose Greg McElroy to start. While there is no shortage of foolish people claiming Tim Tebow is not a "NFL Quarterback" nobody makes this claim about McElroy, yet McElroy is unable to throw the ball more than 30 yards down the field accurately.
The treatment and use of Tebow this season made no sense. Tim Tebow was the perfect fit for a so called "Ground and Pound" offense. He is the best Quarterback on the roster, and with the unique combination of has beens and never will bes at wide receiver, starting a running QB and running a conservative offense would have made all the sense in the world. The Jets didn't need Joe Montana to get to the playoffs this year, they simply needed someone to be an efficient quarterback and not turn the ball over. All of those Tebow scrambles for positive yards on broken plays are as good as completed passes. Statistically Tebow has protected the ball much better than Sanchez during his career.
This was obvious to just about everyone, other than the Jets coaching staff.
Instead of wising up, the current regime running the Jets has leaked misinformation about Tebow, discredited him, and basically thrown him under the bus to cover up their own ineptitude. Tim Tebow may be a below average quarterback, but he is an above average human being. I do not believe he "quit" on the Jets as was leaked out last week. This regime has done a disservice to Tim Tebow, and to Jets fans everywhere. You can make it right Woody. Tell those clowns to start Tebow this Sunday.
Paul from New Jersey
PS-I have finally stopped wearing my Jets gear when I go out. I will not wear that logo of failure anymore this year. Putting a Jets hat on in the morning feels like I'm writing "MORON" on my head. I wore my Jets gear back when the Jets were 1-15 under Kotite. They were just a bad football team back then. Now they are a joke of an organization that rewards incompetence and insolence.