Help! Timing a Jetta when things went wrong

I got it timed, sorta. Seems the timing marks line up when #4 is at TDC, but the distributor is pointing to #1. The engine is the type that can mash valves if it is rotating out of time. So, I’m thinking the easiest way out of this is simply point the distributor to #4 and time it on that cylinder instead of #1.

Will this work?