Resting Tim Tebow the right thing to do

November, 30, 2012
11/30/12
3:52
PM ET
The New York Jets plan to sit backup quarterback Tim Tebow (ribs) for Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals, ESPN’s Ed Werder reports.

Following last week's injury fiasco on Thanksgiving, this is clearly the right thing to do.

Tebow first complained of rib discomfort after his Nov. 11 game against the Seattle Seahawks. But the Jets didn’t diagnose Tebow with broken ribs until two days before their Thanksgiving loss to the New England Patriots. The Jets dressed Tebow anyway but didn’t play him. After the game, Tebow admitted to the injury.

There is no point in dressing Tebow again this week if he isn't healthy enough to contribute. The Jets are wisely waiting until Tebow gets healthy.

Tebow's Wildcat package wasn’t doing much for the Jets anyway. The only way sitting Tebow becomes significant is if Jets starting quarterback Mark Sanchez is injured. That would pave the way for third-stringer Greg McElroy to get playing time in Tebow’s spot.

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ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter

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