According to a report on ESPN from NFL Insider Adam Schefter, the New York Jets will try to see if they can find a trade partner for Tim Tebow before releasing the backup quarterback. Tebow’s future in New York was sealed long ago, and the fact that it was former GM Mike Tannenbaum who made the move to acquire Tebow in a trade with the Denver Broncos just made it more of a priority for the Jets to get rid of him. New GM John Idzik casts a less favorable eye towards Tannenbaum’s blunder to bring Tebow into New York, but Tebow was never really given a fair shot.
It doesn’t sound like he’ll get a shot anywhere else either as a quarterback, and that’s all for the best due to his ridiculously poor accuracy. Tebow’s rushing ability and strength should allow him to find a place on a roster somewhere, but many argue that his skill-set makes things too predictable for an offense if he is on the field and lined up under center. But if he isn’t and is lined up as an H-back, then that could be an interesting proposition that at least makes opponents think twice.
I highly doubt the Jets find a willing trade partner for Tim Tebow, especially since the Jacksonville Jaguars said they were no longer interested. It’s much more likely that Tebow ends up leaving the Jets via release some time in March, and it will be interesting to see who takes a shot at him and how they utilize him.
The most interesting thing from this piece by Schefter is the quote from an unnamed GM, “I think his career is over without playing another position.”
It stings, but it’s on point. Heck, even Jets owner Woody Johnson said Tebow was forced on him. He played in just 77 snaps and, according to ESPN’s Stats and Info, had a TQBR of just 17.9 during those limited plays. Even though the Jets almost never used him, that’s a very paltry total.
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