Where the Tebow deal makes sense

Yes, it will be a circus, but Tebow brings scheme potential to New York

Originally Published: March 21, 2012
By Gary Horton | Scouts Inc.
Tim TebowAP Photo/David J. PhillipTim Tebow is now a member of the New York Jets. Can he help the team win?

At the end of last season, it would have been unfathomable to think that Tim Tebow would begin the following season with a different team. But after signing Peyton Manning, the Denver Broncos no longer had a need for Tebow, and John Elway had perfect opening to deal him. In return for fourth- and sixth-round picks, Denver will ship Tebow (and a seventh-round pick) to the New York Jets.

For the Jets, there were a couple reasons to make this deal. And they have to do with more than the buzz factor.

Gary Horton spent 10 years in the NFL as a scout and another 10 years at the college level as an assistant coach and recruiter. He is the founder and most seasoned member of the Scouts Inc. staff, and his extensive experience at all levels of football make him an excellent talent evaluator.