Tim Tebow, New York Jets struggle in loss to Giants
The New York Jets have played two NFL preseason football games in 2012 and have yet to score a touchdown. That remains an ominous distinction as they head towards the start of the NFL season. Mark Sanchez has struggled but finally looked decent in the loss to the New York Giants on August 18. However, for the second game in a row, Tim Tebow came in and looked inefficient.
Tebow finished the game 5-for-14 for 69 yards while running the ball twice for five yards. In the first game of the NFL preseason, Tebow only completed 4-of-8 for 27 yards and an interception. His stats in the first two game is 9-of-22 (40.9-percent) for 96 yards. His QB rating should rise from the 18.2 he came out of Game 1 with, but that is only because he didn't throw an interception in the second game.
Tebow, in no way, is a starting quarterback in New York if the team wants to win this year. However, he still retains value as the Wildcat quarterback. What is interesting is that the Jets have not practiced that with Tebow in a preseason game yet.
The Jets are missing their best receivers, including Santonio Holmes (rib injury) and Chaz Schilens (ankle). As a result, their offense is vanilla, which hurts both Sanchez and Tebow. However, Sanchez is 13-for-17 (76.4-percent) for 80 yards and an interception.