As we close in on the one-week anniversary of the unexpected news that the Patriots have signed Tim Tebow, everything to be said about the move has been said.

And then some.

Except one thing: The Jets will pay more for Tebow in 2013 than the Patriots will in 2013 and 2014 combined.

Connecting the dots was Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com. The Jets owe the Broncos $1.53 million in salary that was advanced to Tebow in 2011. The Patriots owe Tebow $1.36 million, if they keep him for two full years.

That disparity alone is reason enough for the Patriots to give Tebow the last spot on the 53-man roster — and to find a way to use him in meaningful fashion against the Jets twice this year, and twice next year.