NEW YORK (CBSMiami) – New York Jets owner Woody Johnson has watched as his team became the laughing stock of the NFL this season, but even he is now claiming one of the biggest problems with the team in 2012 was not his decision.
According to former Broncos general manager Ted Sundquist, when he interviewed with the Jets; Johnson told him the decision to acquire Tebow wasn’t his and that it was “forced” upon the team, according to ESPN.com.
The implication being that former general manager Mike Tannenbaum was the driving force behind the decision to acquire Tebow.
For Tebow, it’s a rapid fall from being the toast of the NFL to being out of a job by next month. Tebow was brought to the Jets to be featured as a single-wing quarterback along with other roles on the team like punt protector.
But, Tebow made it on the field for just 73 plays last season and the only other team that showed interest in him last year, the Jacksonville Jaguars, has already ruled him out as a free agent acquisition this season.
For his part, Tebow has previously said he has no regrets about coming to the Jets. But for his football career, New York may be the end of the road, at least as a quarterback.