Tim Tebow: An Objective Psychological Analysis Of Why The Jets Obtained Him
Many are wondering what the Jets were thinking when they picked up Tim Tebow however I can assure you that they were thinking and in their minds quite clearly. Who exactly made the decision does not even have to be clear or count. Rest assured that the person or group of individuals who decided to bring Tebow to the Jets had a vision for him, and that is all that matters.
While theories abound as to why the Jets took Tebow, several things were obvious to anyone paying attention that would lead one to see exactly why they obtained him. People are sitting in judgment of those reasons (which is what sports fans and people often do) but in the end it came down to what the Jets thought would be most helpful for their team.
Keep in mind that what sports fans and non- sports fans think are important, necessary, or logical criteria to them, is not always what others have in mind when they make their decisions.
I sit with people every day who think that their logic and thought processes should be how the world functions and it does not. It brings them great consternation when they find out that the world does not function the way that they think it should, much the way the fans who think the Jets dropped the ball here are feeling.
Let’s take a look at the obvious. The Jets wanted the publicity of signing Tebow and the ongoing Tebow-mania that is to follow. If you value media attention and Tebow’s signing has generated record levels of media attention, then you hit the jackpot.
Press conferences, Tebow sightings, social media frenzies such as blowing out Twitter, and the many off the field humane contributions he makes, are also going to bring the focus right back on the Jets organization. The horde of reporters having to make the trip to the Jet’s training camp is going to cause a gas crisis, balanced by the fact that the economy in upstate NY is going to get a necessary boost.
The Jets got a player that is a virtual money making printing press, a player whose jerseys, and memorabilia seem at the moment to have no limit to their value. Framed in these terms it makes great sense that a virtual novice quarterback when compared to Peyton Manning got equal billing on many NFL sale sites.
So in the end sans football ability and I am sure the Jets took into account what they thought Tebow could bring to their team on the playing field, it was these factors and perhaps more that they were sure to get, before Tebow the football player ever stepped on the playing field which influenced the Jets to obtain him. They are entirely objectively evident.
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