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Tim Tebow believes he's improving as a passer

Predictions around the demise of Mark Sanchez in New York started approximately four seconds after the Jets traded fourth- and sixth-round drafts pick for Tim Tebow.

Tebow might ultimately find his way into the starting lineup, but is he an upgrade over Sanchez?

For all of Tebow's heroics on the field, his accuracy remains a problem. After 14 starts, Tebow owns a career completion percentage of 47.3, completing just 46.5 percent of his throws last season. He's used these months to improve his accuracy.

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"I've been working pretty hard at doing that," Tebow told James Walker of ESPN.com after Thursday's organized team activities. "I feel like I had a good offseason before I got here, and being here and working with (offensive coordinator Tony) Sparano and working with Mark and working with coach (Matt Cavanaugh) on our drills and footwork and mechanics every day. I hope I'm improving. That's my goal and I believe it's happening."

Sparano has said publicly he sees improvement in Tebow's game.

As for Sanchez, he didn't exactly light up the world in 2011: His 56.7 completion percentage ranked 27th in the league, nestled between Colt McCoy and John Skelton. Sanchez's career passing percentage sits at 55.3. You don't want to hover below 60 percent as an NFL starter. With that said, Sanchez doesn't receive enough credit for the work he did in the red zone last season.

Maybe the Jets have found a solution for their two imperfect passers: team them together by using their strengths. Tebow running some mildly outrageous version of the Wildcat and Sanchez operating a passing attack that keeps the Jets out of trouble. Here in May, both quarterbacks appear motivated. They're pushing each other, and they'll be asked to work together on the field. 

It's a boom or bust situation for Rex Ryan and the Jets.

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