Jets To Officially Introduce Tebow On Monday

Tannenbaum, Ryan Say New QB Will Not Start, But He Will Be Busy

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — He has arrived, but you’ll have to wait a few more days to see him in a Jets jersey.

It is officially Tebow time in the Tri-State Area after the New York Jets’ newest addition, QB Tim Tebow, touched down in New Jersey Thursday afternoon. Chopper 2-HD was over Morristown Airport as the star got off his own plane and was whisked away to Jets camp in nearby Florham Park.

Tebow must sign a rewritten contract because of a technicality before he can officially join the Jets. That issue keeps Tebow on Denver’s salary cap for 24 hours after he signs the new deal. The Jets announced late Thursday they would hold off on the introductory press conference until Monday, at a time yet to be determined. The team also said the event will be streamed live on the team’s official website.

Wednesday night, after the trade was finalized, Tebow addressed the New York media, saying he was “very thankful to play for such a great organization.”

Arguably the most popular player in the NFL last season, Tebow is obviously no stranger to the spotlight. His religious pose called “Tebowing” became a national craze, but how will he adapt to the city that never sleeps and is there any trepidation when it comes to the bright lights of the big city?

“Not really. I’m excited about it. I think it’s a great market, it’s a great city. I’m excited to be a Jet now,” Tebow said.

Tebow is expected to be the backup quarterback now. The Jets made it absolutely clear that Mark Sanchez is the starter. But will that create tension between the two of them?

Tebow said it will not and that he and Sanchez spoke on the phone Wednesday.

“Got a chance to catch up a little bit and had a great conversation and looking forward to seeing him soon and working with him. We’ve been blessed to get to know each other in the last few years and definitely have a lot of respect for him,” Tebow said.

CBS 2’s Otis Livingston spoke to Jets’ General Manager Mike Tannenbaum at the team’s facility, and addressed the dynamic between the two popular quarterbacks.

Livingston: “How will this affect Mark Sanchez, who many think has a fragile psyche anyway? Now you bring in the popular Tim Tebow to be the back-up.”

Tannenbaum: “We had great conversations with Mark as well as Tim. You know, Mark’s a guy we drafted high. We’ve won a lot of games with Mark, gave him a five-year extension. He’s our starting quarterback.”

Speaking from the LSU pro day in Baton Rouge, La., on Thursday, head coach Rex Ryan said he full expects Tebow to fit right in with the Jets, plus add an element of unpredictability to the offense.

“Instead of a team just preparing for our base offense, they will have to prepare for what we do and what we may do,” Ryan said.  “Tim is an outstanding football player, and we can use him. He’ll fit our wildcat package. As a defensive coach, I know how hard it is to defend the wildcat. We can take it to another level with Tim. We will have things for Tebow each week.”

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  • Keifer

    Because Fox doesn’t even know how to draw up a wildcat offense or a picture of a real wildcat……..when the game isn’t starting off good for the Jets, watch Tebow run a play or 2 and spark the jets cause it will happen, if he can help Sanchez win 1 or 2 more games this year or even more, Jets fans will be dropping their jaws in disbelief and chanting J-E-T-S, Jets, Jets, Jets again and this kid will make the team better in terms of motivation and never say quit again……he perfected the same wildcat at Florida, watch and see!

  • Leslie

    Seriously, could the Jets be looking to trade Sanchez at the draft? Not that would be good or even remotley good, but there has to be some reason they got Tebow, outside of just the publicity. Ryan, Tanenbaum, and Johnson can’t all be this clueless. The team needs help up front on both sides, and someone to run the ball, someone to catch the ball, the last thing this team needed was another backup QB.

  • The Angel Gabriel

    And it was decreed: Tesus would walk the NY Metro area for Three Days before ascending to the Jets.



  • Dave

    What a carnival? The Jets manage to cause more hearache for their fans… Denver, he completed 45% of his passes. Can you imagine in the windy Meadowlands how many passes he will complete. I am sorry Jet fans…the Jets management did you a big disservice….1969 is a long time ago and Joe Willy is not wrong on his assessment. Listen to what Braodway Joe said…he knows how to win…

  • William Tyndale

    It’s Tebow time for the Jets, now we can bench burrito boy and win the Superbowl. It’s time to let St. Timothy take over.

  • peterfny

    I can’t believe you idiots broke into regular programming to show Tebow landing ta the airport. Are you serious? That couldn’t wait until the 5:00 news came on?

  • Scott

    Where’s that knucklehead Fireman Joe or whatever his name is????? What a dope too.

  • steve

    Jet4ever you are so right.

    • Cubby908

      Are you some kind of a NUT . I’m sick of theses Jets teams . Now I,m real sick of the Jets office . Woody must get new people working for him . His must have more class then this QB screw up Cubby908

  • steve

    Good move !

  • MoeGreen

    I think even the Mets are laughing at this one.

  • Ross

    I’m a 30 year Jets fan and excited to have him on the team. He is a winner and will bring a winning mentality to the team.

    • Ross



    Everybody chill out..Stop being so testy about this..What’s done is done..This could be a great thing for the Jets you never know..We cannot judge any of this until the 2012 season stars..

    • Scott

      Oh Yeah. Like this doesn’t undermine your starting QB. The Jets are the laughing stock of the NFL. I’ll bet you ran out and bought ANOTHER Jet jersey. Grown men wearing football jerseys with other guys names on the back. I’ll bet you still collect baseball cards and play with sparklers.

      • Walt


  • Joel

    Next thing we’ll see is Tebow and Lin in a poster with Pat Robertson in the background, this is the end of Jet football as we know it…sigh 35 year fan and still suffering

  • Joel

    Next thing we’ll see id Tebow and Lin in a poster with Pat Robertson in the background, this is the end of Jet football as we know it…sigh 35 year fan and still suffering


    Would you call the excitement about Tebow, a Tebowner?!!!

  • Joel

    Wow, Tebow landing in NY a live TV event, this is a disgrace……

  • Joe Scott

    …and the clown-car circus known as the J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS shambles on…



    • DP

      The guy had one of the highest, if not THE HIGHEST, rate of TDs per passing attempts; and led the NFL in TD conversions inside the redzone for the past two seasons, beating out the bigger named QBs by a substantial marging.

      Yet, all everyone talks about is the kid’s 47% completion margin. Having watched EVERY down the kid played in a Broncos uniform, I can attest that he had little hlep from the coaching staff and his receivers were notorious for dropping passes at key moments of the game.

      Need proof? Demarius Thomas’ drop against the Bears that should have been a 60 yd TD pass to end the game. A perfect strike, in stride that the WR dropped! Due to that drop the game went into an unecessary overtime period where Tebow had to pull out a late minute victory; once again.

      People only talk about his negatives: his terrible footwork, his tendency to hold the ball too long, his under and over throwing of receivers; which are all valid points. But we hardly hear of how his offensive coordinator had the ingenuity of a neanderthal, calling plays that CONSTANTLY put the young QB in third and VERY LONG situations.

      The kind hasn’t even played a full season yet, for crying out loud! He’s only started 14 games and we’re ready to kick him out of the league.

      Given a chance with a better coaching staff than what he had in Denver, the kid can take a team to the Super Bowl. I have little doubt about that.

      • MikeV

        ALL wide receivers frop passes on there QB’s, not just Tebow. STOP making excuses. If he was that great or had that potential, why wouldnt Denver have him learn under Peyton? Why wouldn’t half the league jump in to trade for him, not just Jets and Jaguars? He’s a classy kid, a lot of heart, he is NOT a franchise QB to take a team to the Super Bowl.

        • sk8termom

          you clearly don’t know john elway. he was the savior of denver and has an ego the size of the universe. tebow was a left over from before elway took over as VP and therefore is not “his boy”. elway wants people talking about him again and now he can say “look what i did, i brought you peyton manning”. he and peyton can go save denver, again. and to be honest i think elway would have prefered to get him out of the league altogether so he wouldn’t have tebows future play come back to haunt him.

          tim tebow could have won the superbowl and elway would still have wanted him to leave.

          as to the dropped passes i must say the denver receiving core is mediocre at best. these were not uncatchable passes, thrown to high or too low. these were on the numbers. through the hands dropped passes sometimes as many as three apiece in a game. wide receivers are paid to catch balls. that’s their job. it’s one thing if they have to stretch for it,or try to keep feet in bonds or something like that but these were perfectly thrown passes and it was unexceptable

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