Originally Posted by Cornfed
This post makes so little sense it makes me want to cry. You think the Jets kept a QB on the bench who they knew probably would have been great since it would help them save face on the bad contract given to their starting QB who was playing terribly? That's really what you think? That the Jets didn't want good QB play?
They tried Greg Freaking McElroy, for chrissakes, to desperately look for good QB play. Kerley took snaps. Come on, man!
Have you ever entertained the possibility that Tebow didn't do well enough with his limited opportunities in practice and on the field to get a shot at number 1? Or even to hold onto his number 2 spot? That doesn't sound simpler and more likely?
Finally, do you think we had any other controversies like this at other positions? Where else are the Jets purposely suppressing good players in favor of bad ones to save face? Are other teams doing this? Is it common for management to let their team continue to suck on purpose to save face instead of trying to win?
I think your theory has legs. Maybe you're on to something. I'd like to subscribe to your newsletter.
Actually, I think that the Jets thought that bringing Tebow in might challenge Mark and get him to perform better. When that didn't happen, they were on an "Oh ****" position as they never had the notion of benching him permanently due to a number of possible reasons. Perhaps it was Rex's "loyalty" to Mark, though that has a new meaning now given his tattoo. Or maybe it was because Rex and Tanny would look bad if they replaced their "Chosen one" whom they had just signed to a contract extension.
Thing is, Mark was doing soo poorly that they were finally FORCED to bench him. What's the safe play ? Skip over Tebow and throw McElroy in there as he doesn't come close to constituting a threat.
Now, here's the thing you have to ask yourself at this point. Rex and company knew that Tebow went 7-4 last year. They each watched from the sidelines as Tebow brought the Broncos back against their teams and beat both of them, Rex with the Jets and Sparano with Miami. Pretty sure that they were both aware of what Tebow did against Pitt in the playoffs.
So, given what they knew of Tebow's abilities from what he did last year, they decided that freaking Greg McElroy, a guy who had never started an NFL game, gave the Jets the best shot to win ?
That's absolutely ****ing laughable.