NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – With just five carries for 11 yards and no passing attempts, backup quarterback Tim Tebow didn’t do much on the field Sunday. Instead, it was starter Mark Sanchez who stole the show.
But according to NFL.com’s weekly power rankings, the rising New York Jets are now the New York “Tebow.”
Published — and updated! — two days after the Jets’ impressive Week 1 win over Buffalo, the power rankings feature every team’s proper name. That is, except the so-called circus in Florham Park, the “Tebow,” which landed six spots up from last week at No. 13.
What could have been meant as a joke, the”Tebow” franchise was still visible on NFL.com as of Thursday morning. What’s better? The Jets backup quarterback isn’t even mentioned in the pro-Green blurb.
If Sanchez continues to play well and Tebow doesn’t sniff the playing time many expected, perhaps the Jets should consider making the new moniker official. Tebow may want to part ways with New York this offseason if he doesn’t end up with a prominent role, according to the New York Daily News.
“I think he will be a good soldier,” a league source told the paper. “At the end of the year, I think he will express those concerns to the Jets. He will want to move on. The one thing about Tebow is he is the quintessential team player. He would never do anything that is going to undermine the team. But he’s football-aholic. It’s in his blood.”
NY Tebow — sound good, Jets fans? What would the jersey look like? Sound off in the comments below…