So, could QB Tim Tebow actually play as many as 20 snaps in a game as Rex Ryan suggested earlier this offseason?
“I won’t give you the vision on what I think his role will be in the offense,” OC Tony Sparano said. “I would just say that… I believe what Coach says. He can play anywhere from one to 20 snaps… somewhere like that. What coach said is 100 percent correct. As far as how we’ll use Tim or what we’ll do with Tim in that way, we’re going to keep that to us right now.”
Tim Tebow’s enormous following coupled with Mark Sanchez’s penchant for inconsistency could mushroom into a controversy at some point, but the Jet’s new play-caller believes there’s room for both players in his offense.
“We’re just excited to be able to add another good football player to our team,” Sparano said Thursday about the Tebow trade. “It’s about trying to find good football players. Mark Sanchez is one hell of a player. I am so excited to coach him. Tim Tebow is a good football player too. When you put both of these guys in a room and they’re playing checkers, they’re going to compete at it. They’re going to go like heck to win. The more of those people you can get around your football team and in this environment, the better off your football team is going to be. I think we helped our football team tremendously. I don’t think it’s a problem managing it.”