Originally written on Down and Distance  |  Last updated 11/19/14

Former Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum made a questionable trade last offseason for Tim Tebow. It’s probably a big reason that he’s now the former GM, among other things, like a nonsensical contract extension for QB Mark Sanchez. But the trade for Tebow was on that left many scratching their heads, especially after the team rarely used him after saying they had big plans for him and the offense. Things obviously didn’t work out for the Jets horrendous offense last year, and some say that a change at QB could have helped spark the team, just as it had in Denver the previous season. Can Tebow be successful in the NFL? (AP Photo) Rex Ryan didn’t believe in Tebow, and still doesn’t as the team looks to send him on the first airplane out of New York as the business season opens up. But Tannenbaum is still a believer in Tebow – saying he’d either be successful or die trying, according to the Newark Star-Ledger. “This is a guy who was successful in high school, won championships in college, and he’s the type of person who’s either going to be successful as a pro quarterback or die trying,” Tannenbaum said. “He’s highly competitive. Obviously there’s some skills he has to work on. He has to be a more consistent thrower from the pocket, we all know that; the accuracy. But with that, there are things he does bring to the table.” Tannenbaum is right. I’m not here to say that Tebow will be a Hall of Fame QB, but I do believe he can get better if given the shot, just as he did in Denver where he was tasked to “pull the trigger” by John Elway. Tebow did just that – beating the Pittsburgh Steelers and sending them packing from the Playoffs when he was given a shot. Tebow was jettisoned from the Broncos after they brought in Peyton Manning, and he never had a real chance in New York. If there is a team out there that is interested, while scarce, Tebow can make things happen – there’s no denying that he’s a winner, we’ve seen in throughout his career as well as the collegiate level. He’ll either do it, or “die trying” with his work ethic and motivation.   Follow us on Twitter @DownandDistance Down and Distance Editor-in-Chief – Justin Arbogast @NFLGuy_SK The post Ex-Jets GM: Tim Tebow will be successful or Die Trying appeared first on DOWN & DISTANCE.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Romo was willing to take pay cut to keep DeMarco Murray

Marcus Mariota reportedly not planning to attend NFL draft

Alabama RB dismissed from team after marijuana arrest

Golden Tate: Departure of Suh won't pressure Lion's offense

Are the Angels being overlooked?

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Team USA improves before meltdown in Swiss draw

USC AD skips meeting in Indiana: ‘I am the proud father of a gay son’

David Ortiz clarifies part of essay in The Players' Tribune

Hernandez reportedly 'swore' he wasn't involved in murder

Associated Press examining its use of the Redskins name

Urban Meyer discusses notion of running 2-QB system

WATCH: Gronk describes his perfect wife

Reigning National Champions to boycott Final Four in Indiana

This isn’t Tom Izzo’s greatest March masterpiece

New development clears path for Rams relocation

WATCH: J.J. Watt sings about stadium food on 'New Girl'

Kings ready to shut down DeMarcus Cousins

Jameis Winston may skip NFL draft to be with grandmother

Phillies to sell hard liquor, wine at Citizens Bank Park

Jason Dufner, wife Amanda getting a divorce

Top 10 players in baseball

Top 20 players in the Final Four

Russell Wilson should sit until new deal is done

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

This isn’t Tom Izzo’s greatest March masterpiece

Are the Angels being overlooked?

Top 20 players in the Final Four

Top 10 players in baseball

Report: Tiger's plane spotted in Augusta

Moss shares story on meeting Deion

Five coaches already on the hot seat

Can we envision the Hawks in the Finals?

10 winners and losers from the past week in the NFL

Namath parties with 100 yr-old women

Report: Shaka Smart talking to Texas

Rick Barnes to land at Tennessee?

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.