Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 1/8/13
When the trade was announced last Spring that would bring Tim Tebow to the New York Jets, many were left scratching their heads. Had the team lost all confidence in Mark Sanchez? Did Rex and Woody fall in love with Tebow after he led a comeback win against the stout Jets defense? Was it a ploy to sell PSLs? The answer to all those questions might actually be a resounding yes. But according to a report today, the original intent was lining up Tebow in the backfield as a running back. Since Tebow was in college at Florida, many scouts and coaches suggested that Tebow’s best chance at making it in the NFL was at another position. Some suggest tight end, while others said somewhere else in the backfield besides quarterback. When Tebow was traded to the Jets, Rex Ryan reportedly had visions of Tebow lining up behind Sanchez, instead of replacing him. The person, who spoke to USA TODAY Sports on condition of anonymity because the Jets didn’t divulge that plan, said it involved more than the shotgun look and was intended to “give (Tebow) the ball and play at times just like (Shonn) Green and (Bilal) Powell” were [...]
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