NEW YORK, NY (The Spread) – While the national media couldn’t help but talk about the Jets’ latest acquisition, oddsmakers remained unfazed by New York’s trade for Tim Tebow.
Although the trade hasn’t officially be completed, the Jets agreed to terms with the Broncos to acquire Tebow in exchange for 2012 fourth and sixth round picks. Immediately following the trade, oddsmakers scrambled to update the Jets’ 2013 Super Bowl odds from 25/1 to, well, 25/1.
That’s right, apparently Tebow doesn’t have an effect on everyone.
While speaking on a conference call Wednesday night, Jets’ GM Mike Tannenbaum insisted that his team has big plans for Tebow as a Wildcat quarterback, although Tebow himself believes that he can beat out incumbent Mark Sanchez.
It’s hard to fault Tebow for believing he can unseat Sanchez next season. Since entering the league as a top 5 pick in 2009, Sanchez has “led” the Jets to two AFC title game appearances but at least from an efficiency standpoint, he wasn’t very good in 2011. He compiled a career-high quarterback rating, but when that rating is 78.2, there’s nothing to brag about.