NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Yep, we’re still talking about Tim Tebow.
Free-agent-to-be LaRon Landry said Wednesday he would have “loved” to see the Jets backup quarterback “throw the ball a little bit more, to mix it up a little bit more.”
“I thought it was going to be a little bit more,” Landry said of his teammate Tebow’s role on ESPN’s “First Take.” “It came to a point where, ‘OK, Tim is going into the game, it’s going to be a power (run).’ “
Tebow’s touches in 2012 didn’t come close to matching the fanfare he was given upon his arrival at Florham Park. The 25-year-old completed six of eight passes for 39 yards and rushed 32 times for 102 yards.
He was passed over for the starting job when Mark Sanchez was benched, and never found his groove in the system of fired offensive coordinator Tony Sparano.
“When he came in the game, what’d y’all think? It was going to be a run, right?” said Landry. “Yeah, every time.”
The Jets will start 2013 with a new general manager, offensive coordinator, defensive coordinator and special teams coach. Head coach Rex Ryan remains, and it sounds like Sanchez won’t be going anywhere.
Meanwhile, Tebow is expected to be given the boot if he can’t be traded.
“From the outside it may seem like a circus, but for the most part within, it was a family, a unit,” Landry said.
The Pro Bowl safety, headed into free agency, said “hopefully” he’ll re-sign with the team.
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