Tim Tebow could be deactivated in Week 13

According to a report from ESPN’s Ed Werder, the New York Jets are planning to deactivate Tim Tebow in Week 13 against the Arizona Cardinals in order to help the backup quarterback’s fractured ribs heal. Tebow was surprisingly active against the New England Patriots on Thursday, even though the Jets knew he was injured and accordingly did not give him a snap in the game.

Rex Ryan has come to his senses, and it is pretty obvious to deactivate Tebow. He needs the rest, even if the Jets most likely won’t be using him in a major way this season. Mark Sanchez is the guy, and the Jets will be hoping he can bounce back after a poor performance against the Patriots (the stats were very misleading in that game) and play like he did the week before against the St. Louis Rams.

Against a tough Cardinals defense, Sanchez will need to be at his best. That might not be good enough against a pass defense that features Patrick Peterson and Adrian Wilson- among others- but we’ll see what he can do.

I still can’t believe the Jets actually activated Tebow in Week 12, and he is finally getting the time to heal that he deserves. Rib fractures usually aren’t serious, but players need full rest in order to heal from them.

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