Jets coach says Tebow could play 20 snaps a game

Mar 25, 2012 |
Jets coach Rex Ryan told the NFL Network that newly acquired Tebow could play up to 20 snaps per game as part of the Wildcat package.

“Tim is going to be a major contributor to our football team,” Ryan said. “With the Wildcat specifically, the great thing is you don’t know if we’re going to run it one snap a game or 20 snaps a game - you have no idea.  Every week it could be different.  That’s some of the preparation problems he gives you.”

New York acquired Tebow from Denver for a pair of draft picks - a trade Ryan said the team would have made even if the Jets had won the Super Bowl.

New Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano implemented the Wildcat with great success in Miami, and Tebow appears to be an ideal fit.

How that impacts Jets starting quarterback Mark Sanchez, who was under fire from teammates and fans alike last season, remains to be seen.
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