If the Jets really wanted to convince me they have no plans on having Tim Tebow unseat Mark Sanchez they would do this. Even though you rarely see backup quarterbacks do anything except hold the clipboard, if this was strictly a football move, than they should use Tebow wherever he can help the team.
Larry Brown Sports goes more in detail.
According to Peter King’s Monday Morning Quarterback column, the Jets are not opposed to using Tebow on special teams.
It is possible that the Jets could use Tebow as the personal protector on the punt team, which would leave open the opportunity that New York could snap it to him and fake a punt. We all know Tebow is an effective runner, but he also has the power needed to block or make a tackle. He could conceivably add another element to the Jets’ punt team, as opponents could never be sure of how Tebow is going to be utilized.
If Tebow was to be totally honest he would tell us that the only position he wants to play is Quarterback. I don’t knock him for that, but he also says he will do what is best for the team, so we will see.