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New York tabloids kick off Tim Tebow 'Timsanity'

March 22, 2012|By Sam Farmer
  • Tim Tebow is now the Jets' backup quarterback.
Tim Tebow is now the Jets' backup quarterback. (Barry Gutierrez / Associated…)

One of the amusing things about Tim Tebow going to the New York Jets is that for as long as he’s relevant there, we’re going to be treated to humorous headlines -- and occasional clunkers -- in the New York tabloids.

The Thursday editions of the Daily News and the Post traded, predictably, on religious themes, given the high profile of Tebow's faith. The Daily News cover featured a close-up of the quarterback’s smiling face and the headline: "Gang Green gets Tebow AMEN!" The Post relied on Photoshop, with a Godzilla-sized version of the former Denver Broncos star Tebowing in the middle of Times Square with the headline: "Tebow a New York Jet. GOD HIM!"

So does this mean "The Sanchise" needs to step aside?

Jets General Manager Mike Tannenbaum said the team is looking at Tebow as a backup for Mark Sanchez, not a replacement.

"Every quarterback in the NFL has a backup, we just changed who ours is and we feel good about it," Tannenbaum said. "How many plays Tim plays in one game, Rex and Tony will decide that. But we have a vision for the player, we have a role for the player."

That’s Coach Rex Ryan and offensive coordinator Tony Sparano (formerly of the Dolphins), both of whom, Tannenbaum pointed out, lost as head coaches to the Tebow-led Broncos last season.

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New York tabloids kick off Tim Tebow 'Timsanity'

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