Can the fractured New York Jets put Humpty Dumpty back together again? We begin to find out Monday when the Jets open OTAs, beginning their preparation for the 2012 NFL season.
The big story surrounding the Jets, of course, is Tim Tebow. The newly-acquired backup quarterback will trade in the New York Yankees cap he was wearing at Yankee Stadium Sunday night for his workout gear as he begins his work with his new team. How will the dynamic between Tebow and starting quarterback Mark Sanchez unfold? For that matter, how long before Tebow unseats Sanchez as the starter? We start to learn about that Monday.
For the Jets, though, the Tebow-Sanchez intrigue is just part of the story. New York is coming off a season during which it missed the playoffs for the first time in three years, a year that ended in turmoil with head coach Rex Ryan admitting that he was not aware of the divisions in the team's locker room.
Wide receiver Santonio Holmes, at the heart of many of the issues, will return. Receiver Plaxico Burress and running back LaDainian Tomlinson will not.
No matter what happens, the Jets are always good for headlines. Beginning Monday, they start providing more.
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