Report: Tim Tebow Asked Out of Wildcat Packages
(EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.) — The New York Jets have been so dysfunctional, that even Tim Tebow has had enough.
According to ESPNNewYork.com, Tebow is so frustrated that he would not get the chance to start for the team once Mark Sanchez was benched, that he asked coaches to not be included in any Wildcat packages during the team’s eventual loss to the San Diego Chargers on Sunday.
Tebow was active for the game, but never saw the field. Instead, wide receiver Jeremy Kerley ran the Wildcat packages for the first time all season.
Tebow, who led the Denver Broncos to the playoffs last season, decided to come to the Jets with the belief that he would be given a chance to see the field and possibly start if Mark Sanchez was ineffective. Instead, Tebow has been used sparingly all season.
When Sanchez was benched, third-string quarterback Greg McIlroy was named the starter, not Tebow, and that upset for the former Heisman Trophy winner. When asked about who told him he wouldn’t play in any Wildcat packages, Tebow responded, “It just kind of happens.”
For the Jets this season, Tebow has thrown just eight passes and has 32 rushing attempts.
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