Originally posted on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 12/23/12

The last time Joe Theismann touched on the Jets -- before the season began -- he ripped Mark Sanchez for his nice guy demeanor.

Now he's turned his attention to Gang Green's other pincushion.

The former Redskins quarterback recently told USA Today that Tim Tebow, often criticized for his passing flaws, wouldn't succeed even in the Canadian Football League.

"If I was a Canadian football team, I wouldn't take him," Theismann said. "You get a lot of one-on-ones. You have a lot of space to throw into, but you still have to get the ball from point A to point B."

Tebow's quirky throwing motion puts him at a disadvantage -- "no-man's land," according to Theismann.

"He has a mechanical flaw, and it's the elongated nature of his delivery and the way the ball is positioned when it's loaded (ready for delivery). He's never been a very accurate thrower of the football. It's the single-most important factor when you play the position," Theismann said.

Although he comes off as yet another detractor, Theismann knows a thing or two about the CFL, having played for the Toronto Argonauts from 1971-73. He mentioned the wider field and predominant passing offenses as reasons why Tebow may not make it north of the border.

Expected to be playing elsewhere in 2013, Tebow rarely saw the field this season and speculation pointed to the Jets not entrusting him as a prototypical signal-caller.

This week, after benching Mark Sanchez, New York passed up the opportunity to start Tebow, opting to go with Greg McElroy instead. Theismann questions that decision.

"I still ask one simple question that somebody at the Jets has to answer: Why did you bring him in?'' Theismann said. "You're telling me you signed Tim Tebow to be a personal protector on the punt team, because that's his most effective position.

''Evidently, you see something in practice that doesn't allow you to make him the No. 2 quarterback behind Mark Sanchez.''

Theismann, like most analysts, praised Tebow for his impeccable character and intangibles, but doubts he will ever cut it as an NFL QB.

"He's in no-man's land is where he is," Theismann said.

"But one of the great things about the National Football League is there's always somebody who's willing to say, 'I can fix this.' In Tim's case, you get a great individual, great guy, willing to do anything he can to help a football team win. But the skill set he has at the position he is asked to play is not of a professional level."

While nobody will ever confuse Theismann's opinion as the end-all-be-all, you'd be hard-pressed to counter the criticisms he's raised. In a conventional offense, however, Tebow may forever amount to a square peg trying to fit into a round hole.

That fact might not change, even if the geography did.

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