In March, the Jets completed a trade to acquire Tim Tebow.
New York made the deal with Denver, despite already having Mark Sanchez as their starting quarterback. The Jets brass has stated that Tebow will back up Sanchez, and will be used in their wildcat package.
Some have called for Tebow to be the team's new starter. He led the Broncos to the playoffs in 2011, while Sanchez struggled in his third year with New York.
Others have supported Sanchez, even calling for the Jets to get rid of their new quarterback just a few months after acquiring him.
Former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason is one of those people. The one-time Jet said on his radio show, "Boomer and Carton," that New York should cut Tebow.
"If I was the Jets you want to know what I would do? I would cut Tim Tebow. I really would" said Esiason. "I'm telling you right now I would, and I'll tell you why I would: it's just not in any way, shape or form benefiting this team. I just don't see how it benefits this team."
Would it make sense for the Jets to cut Tebow before the Jets even play a preseason game?
There's close to no chance that New York would make such a move this early. They acquired Tebow for a reason, and have yet to see what he can do for them on the field.
Critics of the trade have suggested that the presence of Tebow will hurt Sanchez. The quarterback has been taken a lot of heat after the Jets missed the playoffs last year. He struggled down the stretch and many people have called for the team to replace their starter.
If Sanchez continues to struggle, the fans and New York media could start calling for his job.
"I just think this whole thing -- at least from my perspective right now in relation to who Mark Sanchez is, your starting quarterback -- is a major mistake," Esiason said.
It's possible that Tebow could eventually become the starter if Sanzchez doesn't play well through the first few games. Questions, though, still remain about Tebow's ability to win at the helm. He completed 46.5 percent of his passes a year ago and threw for just 12 touchdowns in 14 games.
Tebow also hasn't played particularly well during training camp. According to head coach Rex Ryan, Tebow's play in the summer has not been an issue.
"I have not been disappointed with Tim at all," Ryan said Monday, according to Manish Mehta of New York Daily News. "Once you go to a live situation, that's going to elevate his play. It's not just that he's throwing the ball, because he is such a weapon when it takes off with it."
Tebow was told about Esiason's comments, but chose not to respond to them.
"I've heard nothing but great things about Mr. Esiason. I wish him nothing but the best in his announcing. God bless him,"