Tim Tebow: Breaking Down What Jets Backup QB Must Do to Earn Starting Job

September 29, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The New York Jets have a winning record but face an extremely difficult stretch of games.
They play the San Francisco 49ers this Sunday before taking on the Houston Texans in Week 5. There will then be a brief respite against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 6 before a Week 7 showdown with the New England Patriots.
Taking on three of the best teams in the NFL in the next four weeks could further expose many of the Jets' weaknesses and leave little room for error if the team has any hopes of making the postseason.
This will create an environment where Tim Tebow could supplant Mark Sanchez as the starting quarterback.
Here is what Tebow must do to get the starting nod from the coaching staff.
Run the Ball Effectively Against Tough Defenses
The 49ers and the Texans rank fifth and eight, respectively, in rushing yards allowed. And unfortunately for the Jets, they have questions at the skill positions and problems with pass protection.
That means...

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