It will come as no surprise to anyone when Tim Tebow lines up as quarterback for the New York Jets. Lets face it — it’s bound to happen at some point.
We all know that Mark Sanchez is a gifted athlete and could easily have become an offensive playmaker at another position, had he not been originally trained to be a quarterback. So I want to throw a scenario out there for all of you — that the New York Jets could have TWO starting quarterbacks.
How would this work?
Well, we’ve all seen the original wildcat in operation. However, the original was based upon having a quarterback who can run and either a running back or a wide receiver who can throw. The concept I am suggesting is that at times you have two quarterbacks on the field but in that formation both quarterbacks will have the ability to throw, make a running play or run a wide receiver route.
What’s the point of this?
Let me answer that question with a question of my own — how do you set a defensive play when there are two quarterbacks on the field and you don’t know who’s throwing the ball? The answer – without a specialist set of defensive plays, you can’t.
Both Tim Tebow and Mark Sanchez are phenomenal athletes. There is no doubt in my mind that both could play the role of running back or wide receiver with some efficiency. Both also have a sound football IQ which would allow them to learn the plays. Oddly enough, the weakness in both is their actual quarterback play.
In this scenario however the skill required the least is the ability to play quarterback as whoever is throwing the ball will have more time than a regular quarterback would due to the confusion such an offense would cause a defense.
So could I see the Jets trying two quarterback formations? I think this is almost guaranteed. More importantly, could they have two starting quarterbacks sharing the job whilst also performing in other offensive duties? It may be unconventional but it’s certainly possible.
If it were to happen I will not be surprised and now neither will you — because You Heard It Here First.