Monday, April 8, 2013
Tebow? Revis? Jets are distraction central
By James Walker
Leave it to Tim Tebow to find a way to make headlines following a Darrelle Revis story.
According to reports with the New York Post and ESPNNewYork.com, the popular New York Jets backup quarterback will report for voluntary workouts next week in addition to Revis. Keep in mind that both players are on the trading block and being shopped around the league. Therefore, expect the opening of the Jets’ offseason program to be distraction central, which is par for the course with Gang Green.
Revis is reporting in order to pick up a $3 million workout bonus. Tebow simply wants to improve as a player. But it would be shocking if either is on the Jets roster in Week 1. The Jets would love to trade Tebow, who is not getting much interest and will most likely be released. However, Revis is getting some interest in the trade market and could be moved before the NFL draft later this month.
But here is the overall moral to this story: The Jets are starting their 2013 season with the same circus atmosphere they ended with in 2012. If New York ever wants to turn its struggling team around, this has to change.