Since we are all burnt out on tebow-mania and his arrival to the big apple, I have to turn my attention to the Jets front office and the GM Mike Tannenbaum. I am sick and tired of worrying about what the next questionable move Tanny and Woody are going to make this week. The Tebow move is too reminiscent of the Favre fiasco; except that we already have a capable, starting QB. Next, looking at the cap room and the roster heading into 2014, the Jets are going to be in a tight squeeze having to restructure big name contracts and/or cut long time Jets. Then add in Tebow, who's contract will nearly double next year and increase again the following season; commanding the most money of any BACK UP qb in the nfl, and the idea that he was a "low cost, high reward" acquisition becomes more of just an idea. The Jets are going to have to do way to much damage control to have the luxury of just beefing up.
Santonio Holmes is a perfect example of Tanny bringing in a big contract player, who turned into a big time distraction, that they can't cut due to cap room, and can't trade because no one else wants him. NOBODY is going to want Tebow at the money his contract is commanding, and especially if he turns another teams season into a circus.Tanny keeps adding obstacles into the long run, with gambles on potential short term gains. Most of which have failed miserably for the Jets. Outside of Revis, Mangold and Rex Ryan, Tanny has done a less than mediocre job and by any other professional standards, would have been fired a few years ago. I want a GM who can address immediate needs along with long term goals. I hate to say it, but the patriots are a great example of an organization who does an exceptional job at balancing those two facets in MANAGING an NFL team. They always have depth, while still maintaining the ability to acquire any big name vet needed. Not only can they properly manage their roster, but they keep a lid on media-craving, drama filled players; something the Jets can start taking notes on any time. Imagine what the Jets could accomplish with a front office like the pats or the steelers. The big difference between the Jets and the pats would be that we don't need to CHEAT. Bill Beli-cheat and Tom Lady haven't won a Super Bowl since spy gate fyi.
I think Jets fans deserve a front office that we can trust in. I'm tired of sitting on the edge of my seat, hoping the Jets don't get involved in the next controversy. When Manning became a free agent, and the Jets starting dipping their toes into the water, I could only think of the season Favre came in. I could see manning putting up one of his worst years, or going out in week one after the first big hit, leaving us with a disgruntled Mark Sanchez or whoever the back up would have been. Then we did the smart thing, looking towards the future we have already invested three years in, and gave Sanchez an extension. I was excited for this season, new OC, an offense tailored for Sanchez, a new RT.......THEN WE SIGN TEBOW!? enough said. The implications, the stain on Tanny's credibility, the awful timing. It showed the players that there is absolutely no LOYALTY in the Jets organization, hurt the future possibility of bringing in big name free agents, and showed that the Jets were willing to do anything for one season and nothing for a prosperous future. We keep Hunter? we keep Smith? and then we sign a BACK UP qb who doesnt have a shot at being a successful, starting QB, just to take the helm if Sanchez goes out.
The utter disregard for positioning this organization to legitimately win not only this season, but for the future seasons to come is flat out scary. Its getting very old, watching this team hang by a thread each year. We need security and depth within the roster, and that is something Tannenbaum has proven he cannot provide.