Friday, August 8, 2014, 12:15pm
Since being drafted fifth overall in 2009 by the Jets, current Eagles QB Mark Sanchez has played in two AFC championships, missed the playoffs two straights season, been ripped apart by New York fans and media, suffered national humiliation because of a fumble, lost his starting job, got injured in a preseason game he wasn’t supposed to play in and been released.
Oh, and somewhere in there he actually spent a year teaming with Tim Tebow.
Really, there isn’t anything Sanchez hasn’t lived through in his NFL career.
Which is why he isn’t feeling butterflies about Friday’s preseason opener against the Bears. He’s expected to get in early, with the second-team offense. It’s been almost a year since he last played in any kind of NFL game, but he’s not worried.
Saturday, August 31, 2013, 11:45am
This could be the end of the line for Tebow in the NFL.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 9:29am
What the Patriots do with TE Rob Gronkowski also could impact quarterback Tim Tebow, who is on the roster bubble in New England. Should New England place Gronkowski on the PUP list, it would give the Patriots additional roster flexibility that could mean carrying a third quarterback.
But if Gronkowski is not placed on PUP and stays on the roster, that will be one fewer spot available on the Patriots' roster.
Tebow hasn't been impressive for the Pats in the preseason and with a much more capable Ryan Mallett as the QB2, Tebow would only make the team as the third quarterback. With new reports saying Gronk could be back by Week 3, it seems Tebow's roster spot could be in jeopardy.
"He can do more" than Sanchez, one veteran said Wednesday, speaking on the condition of anonymity.
Smith has sparkled with his accuracy, but he tends to hold the ball too long when facing pressure, according to Ryan. That, he said, "concerns me a little bit." The organization knows what it has in Sanchez, who was benched late last season.
Privately, the hope is that Smith can master the offense and seize the starting job. Even if he doesn't win it, Smith will be involved in the offense. Even though Tim Tebow is gone, Ryan said he remains committed to running the ball from the quarterback position.
If this is a close call, expect Smith to start as the Jets have nothing to gain by continuing to start Sanchez unless he's obviously the better option.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 9:43pm
Patriots QB Tim Tebow had his best day of work in training camp, showing steady improvement from recent performances. He showed good arm strength and accuracy on throws down the field, and looks to be more decisive with each live rep.
In addition, the team walked through some read option work early in practice, something Tebow's movement skills can be used in. From afar, it seems as if Tebow's work with offensive assistant coach Brian Daboll is paying early dividends.
Sunday, July 28, 2013, 4:14pm
It was another up-and-down day for Patriots QB Tim Tebow throwing the ball Sunday. He again struggled to pull the trigger in the pocket, often waiting 5-7 seconds before finally dumping the ball off. He also threw a bad pass over the middle in 7-on-7 drills that should have been picked off by Steve Beauharnais, but was dropped.
Tebow once again participated briefly as a receiver in the catch-and-run drills. It was interesting to see offensive assistant Brian Daboll, who had been working mostly with the offensive line, working personally with Tebow during some drills. Daboll got a lot out of Colt McCoy in Cleveland and Matt Moore in Miami.
Monday, June 10, 2013, 5:14pm
Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 1:06pm
The Jets will try to shop QB Tim Tebow at this week's scouting combine. The first day they can trade him is March 12, so they might keep him until then with the hope that they can swing a deal. Chances are, no one will bite, so they'll end up releasing him.
Friday, January 11, 2013, 12:17pm
“Here’s the reason it could be over for him: the distraction,” the source said. “It’s not that someone wouldn’t like to look at him, but the distraction he brings to an organization is not worth it. Now you’ve got two places he’s been and both are adamant that he can’t play quarterback. Adamant. Both paid a heckuva price to kick the tires.”
We're not completely convinced that the Jacksonville door is fully closed. New GM David Caldwell said, “I can’t imagine a scenario in which he’ll be a Jacksonville Jaguar — even if he’s released.” But talking about another team's players is tampering and Caldwell could be playing coy so that he can get Tebow for free. Time will tell.
If you were looking forward to seeing Tim Tebow playing quarterback or any other position for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2013, you can stop doing that now. At his introductory press conference, newly-hired general manager David Caldwell slammed the door on the Jaguars acquiring Tebow this or any offseason.
“I can’t imagine a scenario where he’d be a Jacksonville Jaguar,” Caldwell said when asked about Tebow on Thursday.
We'll see how this plays out, but Caldwell's statement certainly doesn't support the notion that Tebow will be under center in Jacksonville in 2013.
Friday, December 28, 2012, 7:20pm
Jets QB Mark Sanchez (back, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 17. Greg McElroy (abdomen, doubtful) missed practice again Friday and is doubtful. Sanchez gets the start against the Bills. Tim Tebow (ribs, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable.
Shorts was knocked out of the game and did not return.
Friday, December 21, 2012, 7:09pm
Friday, December 21, 2012, 11:49am
A source said the Jets were shocked at how poor Tim Tebow played in practice soon after he arrived. As Tebow struggled, McElroy improved and eventually gained the coaching staff’s backing. So when Ryan decided to give Mark Sanchez the hook this week, his trust was in Greg McElroy.
There was also the “Tebowmania” factor. One source described the organization as “frozen with fear” that Tebow would actually excel, creating a quarterback controversy that would wreck Sanchez’s psyche. Tebow wound up being more effective as the personal protector on the punt team than as an offensive player.
It's never a good sign when a team doesn't player a QB because they're afraid he's going to excel. Tim Tebow won't be a Jet in 2013.
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