The New York Jets continue to struggle and their latest egg came on Thanksgiving night when they lost to the New England Patriots 49-19. It left many around the NFL wondering when the team would give in and play back up quarterback/personal punt protector Tim Tebow, but the time never came.
Now, we have an explanation for the absence of Tebow in the gameplan.
Three weeks ago, Tebow underwent x-rays on his injured ribs after the Jets lost to the Seahawks. He has been listed on the injury report since that time but the injury is more serious than it appeared.
Tebow has two fractured ribs.
Even with the rib injury, Jets head coach Rex Ryan said there was a chance Tebow could have gotten in the game but it would have only been in case of an emergency.
“As the week went on it seemed to get progressively worse,” Ryan said. “He had practiced and things but it just seemed like a couple days ago I was noticing him like, man, you could tell he was hurt. Well shoot, I’m not going to play this kid. I wouldn’t play my son if it was that kind of situation.
“If we absolutely have to have it to win a football or whatever then we may consider it. But to me that would be the only way that we were going to play Tim. The only way I was going to play him.”
The real question is why did the Jets keep Tebow active with two fractured ribs?
It’s time for a quarterback change in New York. Sanchez has shown that he will always go back to his old self and make crucial mistakes and Tebow is not a NFL quarterback. It’s time to hand the ball to Greg McElroy.