It was only a few years ago when the New York Jets had unveiled a promising bright new star. He was the player formerly known as the “Sanchize.”
Yes I know…he was only completing 54.9% of his passes, but he was also doing something very few rookie QB’s in NFL would accomplish and that was to lead his team within one game of the Super Bowl. He was the next Broadway Joe…he was Mark Sanchez, or as rabid Jets fans would call him…Mark Sanchize. That was THEN this is NOW…
The same quarterback with so much promise is now just a shadow of himself. A broken spirited quarterback with very little support. The good news is it’s not too late to rectify this situation.
- If I may, I would like to take this time and be NFL Commissioner for the day-
- My first order of business would be to summon the owners of the New York Jets and the Jacksonville Jaguars to my NFL office. The purpose of this meeting would be to remind them the importance of “The Shield,” as the #1 global brand. My job as the NFL commissioner is to make sure that the shield comes first, and what makes good business for the shield is that both the Jets and the Jaguars are profitable.
- It is a proven fact that not having an established starting quarterback diminishes the franchise, thus harming the shield as a brand. Therefore, I would void the contract of David Garrard effective immediately. Letting go of Garrard will let the Jets re-establish what was working so well a few years back.
- I would then show the Jaguars an aerial view of their empty stadium on game day, which is not good business for anyone or any franchise.
- I will then do what my great predecessor (Rodger Goodell) did when he hand walked an extraordinary quarterback talent, Mike Vick to the Philadelphia Eagles. He knew the Eagles Organization was the proper setting for him to succeed upon being released from prison, and that he did. So, in a round about way I would apply the simple process of “step and repeat”.
- I would order Tim Tebow immediate free agency with the condition of him signing with the Jaguars. Being a hometown hero of Jacksonville, a proven winner, and true competitor this would solve the empty stadium issues and give the good people of Jacksonville something to hang their hats on…some HOPE.
Now back to what I do as a Quarterback Coach. When I trained Tim a month or so ago, I came away telling myself one thing….. despite what others may argue…i.e. running back, fullback, wedge breaker, yada yada yada, he is A QUARTERBACK….. and if given the right setting, he WILL win.