Tim Tebow gestures as he reacts against the New England...

Tim Tebow gestures as he reacts against the New England Patriots during their AFC Divisional Playoff Game. (Jan. 14, 2012) Credit: Getty Images

Here are three ways the Jets can consider using Tim Tebow in their offense:


He'll likely start the season as the backup behind Mark Sanchez, but the Jets could attempt to mold Tebow into a pocket passer. The Broncos were trying to do that the last two seasons, and he was working with UCLA coaches this offseason on passing techniques and mechanics. It'll take time to refine a quarterback who has completed only 47.3 percent of his career throws and has a career passer rating of 75.1.


The Jets loved using Brad Smith -- also a record-setting college quarterback -- to shake things up once or twice a game and keep a defense on its toes. And don't forget that new Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano was the one who brought the Wildcat to prominence in the NFL while with the Dolphins. With his ability to run and throw, Tebow would have plenty of options in goal-line situations as well as with the occasional gimmick play.


At 6-3 and 236 pounds, Tebow is built more like a running back or a tight end, so why not use him as some sort of hybrid? He could line up in the backfield to take handoffs or run pass routes. He could go down to the line of scrimmage and add some muscle. He could even stand in the slot and catch passes. With Tebow lined up anywhere but quarterback, all eyes would be on him, and he would be able to run, pass, catch -- or a combination of the three -- on any given play.

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