I think first of all this has clearly been a disaster for the team. Not in any sense Tebow's fault... but the way he was used broke up Mark's flow when he did make plays, and ultimately was the biggest influence in destroying his confidence and taking him from a middle of the league QB (which he was at the start of the season) to one of the worst starters in the league (which he was by mid season)
I dont really mind the trade for Tebow in itself. I think he was and still is an intriguing player with big upsides:
Great work effort
Genuine leadership qualities
But we knew that Mark Sanchez is a guy who is emotional fragile, but nature quite insular... should we have not been able to see the risk of putting a guy behind him who has a legion of "non-football" fans and is one of the most famous guys in the game nationally?
Shouldn't we have figured out how Mark is going to react to having every media source filled with people calling the other guys name?
And you can say "thats tough luck on him, if he isnt a big enough character to handle it, put the other guy in", but obviously from pretty early on we'd made a judgement that Tebow wasnt capable of running an offence that we could run with the players we have.
So we destroy one QB (who we are on the hook to pay a lot of money too) and the second guy doesnt have the skills to play.
Clearly what we did do was pretty badly judged, but what should we have done?
In my opinion from Week 1 we should not have listed Tebow as QB. He should have been on the roster as a FB and then run his trick plays while he and Sanchez are both in the game so there is a genuine element of surprise.
We should have kept Stanton (if at all possible) and had him at 2. if we couldn't keep him then GMac at 2 and someone off the street at 3.
And he refused to join us on these conditions, let Jax take him.