Originally Posted by MWM
Not only did they sign their QB who still had 2 years left on his contract to an extension, they also went out and signed a decent backup this offseason in Drew Stanton.
NY is one of the few NFL cities that just doesn't seem to mesh with Tebow's Lilly white Christian image. They won't care one iota about that. Like others have said, this just makes no sense at all. I really am clueless as to why they thought this was a good idea.
The Jets are trying to sell tickets and merchandise. They are competing with the World Champion Giants not only in the same market, but at the same stadium. Plus they have an owner who needs to be in the limelight.
There's plenty of New Yorkers who will buy the uniforms and even tickets because they want to be where the action is. And then there is the New York media which is a force unto itself. They even broke into local shows yesterday to show Tevo's private plane landing at La Guardia (Yes Tevo has a private plane). Finally, Tevo has his own national cult that will buy this stuff.
Follow the money (and the media exposure).