Re: Tell me now!! Does Tebow make the 53 man Roster?
posted at 8/30/2013 1:18 PM EDT
In response to PatsEng's comment:
In response to prolate0spheroid's comment:
In response to portfolio1's comment:
STILL - I see that if we keep him this year the Jets have to pay more than we do !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So if BB wants to stick it to the Jets, which is beneficial because they are division rivals, then there is some additional value.
I don't believe that what we do with Tebow has any effect at all on the Jets' cap hit for Tebow. Also not sure I agree that BB makes roster decisions based on how they might affect his opponents.
And STILL - the fact that I remain surprised he was picked up here and surprised that he is still here... in spite of his latest HORRIBLE showing (he had 3 good 5 yard tosses - hard to call them passes... and his only two major positive throws were made by a bad tackle and horrible position by the DB on a BAD throw for a TD..... without those two plays he was comepltely horrible. And neither of those throws was especially good... and those picks and SACKS.... how many sacks does a guy have to take before you all get it??????????).. and still I do not really get why he is still here. So I do not assume I am right about whether he remains. Only that I am right that he is one truly horrible QB.
I think the possible answers are:
- BB doesn't fully trust Mallet to come in and protect a lead should Brady go down during a game (or if BB now wants to give an aging Brady rest when leads are big). I think he may think Tebow could be better at that. Tebow can't throw, but he can manage the game and hold the lead by more effectively turning the offense into a running offense.
- BB may want to consider using Tebow as a specialist running QB in certain situations.
- Tebow is good for revenues . . .
I can see the first two points but the 3rd one is easily debunked. Jersey sales and general authentic NFL items are league shared. So any extra jerseys Tebow sells the Pats would get the same revenue if Tebow was in Sea. The main non-shared income from teams comes from ticket and concession sales. The Pats have no issue selling out games so they should not see any increased revenue from Tebow in that aspect. The only extra income the Krafts might see from Tebow is extra sales at Patriot Place since the Krafts get a certain % from most of the retailers from owning the property. But, the little extra revenue doesn't cover the cost of his salary alone
Eng, I believe teams do get to keep the revenue they get from jersey sales made through their own pro shop (online or in the store). So while revenues from jersey sales made outside the Patriots pro shop are shared, revenue from jerseys sold at the Gillette Pro Shop and on the Patriots website stay with the Pats.