The inevitable unveiling of the New York Jets' wildcat formation offense finally appeared in Cortland on Monday.
With Tim Tebow at the helm and offensive coordinator Tony Sparano in his ear, the wildcat package prominently features the Jets backup quarterback taking snaps and directing the offense with the threat to run, which is probably Tebow's best asset.
Sparano's wildcat was not featured until this week and was intended to be kept under wraps. In fact, the public were restricted from the Monday practice, while the media were forced not to divulge and specific details about the secretive offensive package.
Mark Sanchez, who remains the starting quarterback, conceded that the wildcat offense is going to be part of the team's game plan this season.
"It's part of our scheme and strategy," said Sanchez, according to FOX Sports. "You've got to talk to Coach Sparano. There's a lot going on. It's some pretty intense stuff."
Tebow, who weighs close to 240 pounds, was clearly content to finally see the Jets cater towards his style of play. The former University of Florida star utilized a similar style offense in his prolific college career, which included a Heisman Trophy.
With the Gators, Tebow ran the option, but he often ran the ball right up the middle. He also used a variation of that style with the Denver Broncos in two seasons.
Sparano also showcased the wildcat in his head-coaching days with the Miami Dolphins. The Jets used former backup quarterback Brad Smith as a dual threat player in the unique formation, as well, meaning this could be a formation that they feature prominently in the 2012 season.
The wildcat seems to be solid fit for New York's "ground and pound" offense, but it may not be ideal for Sanchez.