Jets Officially Introduce Tim Tebow

The Jets officially introduced Tim Tebow at a Monday press conference.

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Tim Tebow Will Be Used As Blocker On Special Teams, Jets Tell QB

Tim Tebow looks like a fullback, runs like a fullback and hits like a fullback, so he's going to be used on special teams like a fullback.

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Jets Introduce Tim Tebow At Press Conference

The New York Jets officially introduced Tim Tebow at a Monday afternoon press conference. The trade between the Jets and Denver Broncos hit a few snags which lead to Tebow being introduced on Monday, and not last weekend.

A few highlights of Tebow's first Jets presser are below:

Tebow said he would've loved to be a Jet...or a Jaguar. There were reports, most notably from John Elway, that Tebow was given the choice between the Jets and Jaguars, who were both interested in trading for him. Elway said Tebow made the choice to go to New York. Tebow said previously that he did not make the choice. In Monday's press conference, he said he would have loved to be part of either team, but is obviously happy that he landed in New York.

He's ready to "expand" his role. Tebow will not be the starting quarterback of the Jets -- that will be Mark Sanchez. But Tebow will still have a role on the team with Rex Ryan previously indicating that there would be some Wildcat plays for him. As you'd expect from Tebow, he said he would work hard at whatever role he has. But he also indicated that he would work hard to "expand" his role within the offense. He said he's a "football player first, then a quarterback", which suggests he would be open to other non-quarterback roles on the team.

Tebow and Sanchez have been talking. He says the two have a "great relationship" and they've been exchanging texts since the trade went through. Some feel that Tebow was brought on to put more pressure on Sanchez, to let him feel a little heat.

No hard feelings toward the Broncos. This shouldn't surprise anyone but Tebow said there aren't any hard feelings towards the Broncos after their pursuit of Peyton Manning, and his eventual trade.

Tebow liked Hard Knocks. The Jets edition of Hard Knocks was noteworthy for Rex Ryan's salty language but Tebow said he enjoyed Hard Knocks with the Jets. Tebow's presence should put the Jets at the top of the list for the 2012 edition of Hard Knocks.

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Tim Tebow Press Conference Coming On Monday

The New York Jets will officially introduce Tim Tebow at a Monday afternoon press conference. The Jets traded for Tebow from the Denver Broncos last week, but several complications in Tebow's contract delayed the trade, so the Jets are just now getting around to officially introducing the former Florida quarterback

The press conference will be at 12:00 p.m. ET on Monday where the Jets will (hopefully) explain Tebow's role with the team next season. Mark Sanchez is the starting quarterback, and the Jets have confirmed that. But Tebow is still expected to have some sort of impact on the offense. Perhaps that comes through the use of the Wildcat or other Tebow-specific packages, which Rex Ryan talked about over the weekend.

"Tim is going to be a major contributor to our football team," Jets coach Rex Ryan said on NFL Network. "With the Wildcat specifically, the great thing is you don't know if we're going to run it one snap a game or 20 snaps a game -- you have no idea. Every week, it could be different. That's some of the preparation problems he gives you."

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Drew Stanton Traded To Indianapolis Colts

Drew Stanton is heading to Indy, presumably to be Andrew Luck's backup.

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Tim Tebow Thinks He Can Be Jets' Starting QB, According To Report

Mark Sanchez recently signed a new contract extension that will pay him $60 million over the next five years, including $27 million in guaranteed money. A contract like that indicates that he's clearly the starting quarterback for the New York Jets for the foreseeable future, and that there will be no competition for his job. This does not appear to phase Tim Tebow, who reportedly has his sights set on the QB1 job.

The New York Daily News is reporting that Tim Tebow picked the Jets over the Jacksonville Jaguars because he sees a "clear path" to a starting job. How Tebow came to the conclusion that Sanchez's job security is worse than Blaine Gabbert's, no one will ever know.

The Jets regularly utilize wildcat packages, and the team was not as successful at running them last season without Brad Smith, who left the Jets for the Buffalo Bills prior to the 2011 season. Tebow will likely enter training camp as the backup quarterback and a regular contributor in wildcat sets. It's tough to envision the Jets benching their QB for Tebow when they just gave him $27 million guaranteed, but the guy can dream, can't he?

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Thinking (And Not Believing) About The Future Of Tim Tebow

You might believe a lot of things about Tim Tebow. Spencer Hall would like to ask what you know, though.

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Tim Tebow Trade To Jets Delayed, Won't Be Official Until Saturday

Were you worried that Tim Tebow being traded to the New York Jets didn't have any more legs? Good news! The Tebow trade won't go through until Saturday, thanks to a procedural issue, ESPN's Ed Werder reports.

Tebow will have to sign a rewritten contract with the Denver Broncos on Friday, remain on the Denver salary cap for 24 hours and then be officially traded to the Jets for two draft picks, likely because trading the immensely popular starting quarterback of a playoff team to the most media-saturated city on the planet after signing a future Hall of Famer was just not interesting or circuitous enough.

Tebow flew to New York on Thursday and was scheduled to be introduced as a Jet in a news conference, but that has been delayed until Monday, so even when the trade is officially done ... it won't really be done.

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VIDEO: Explaining Tim Tebow Trade And The Wildcat

SB Nation's YouTube crew is trying to explain exactly what happened on Wednesday with Tim Tebow, who was traded on Wednesday morning, found out to actually not have been traded by Wednesday afternoon and then by that night he had officially been traded to the New York Jets.

Confused yet? A lot of us are. In the video below, SB Nation's Brad Wells breaks down why all hell broke loose on the Tebow trade and then looks at how Tebow fits in with the Jets. And anytime you're talking about Tebow's role with the Jets, you have to mention Tony Sparano, the Jets offensive coordinator. Brad explains the connection between Sparano, Tebow and why this Jets trade could actually work out.

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NFL Free Agency: Recapping QB Movement Around The League

Now that Peyton Manning has landed in Denver, the NFL free agent quarterback market appears to be all dried up which means it's time to recap some of the quarterback movement in the NFL this offseason.

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Tim Tebow Will Be Mark Sanchez's Backup With New York Jets

Tim Tebow will not be the starting quarterback of the New York Jets. At least not yet. The Jets on Wednesday night introduced Tebow after GM Mike Tannenbaum pulled the trigger on a trade with the Denver Broncos. Speaking to the media, Tannenbaum made it clear what Tebow's role was -- backup to Mark Sanchez.

"Every starting quarterback has a backup and if you struggle, we know the popularity of any backup quarterback. But Mark is our starting quarterback."

This isn't just any backup quarterback. This is Tebow, and it's going to be an absolute circus if/when Sanchez starts to struggle and Tebow is standing on the sidelines. Fans will start chanting his name, sports talk radio will be using four-letter words when talking about Tannenbaum and it'll all be so familiar to what we saw in Denver last year.

With someone like Tebow, you need to go all-in on offense. It's either Tebow all the way or nothing. I think the Jets are asking for trouble if they're treating Tebow like a traditional backup quarterback.

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Drew Stanton Might Ask For Trade Or Release After Tim Tebow Trade, According To Report

The New York Jets have Tim Tebow on its roster to be Wildcat quarterback, but even that might not be sitting well with Drew Stanton, who recently signed with the team to be Mark Sanchez's backup. Stanton is mulling the idea of asking for a trade or his release, according to the NFL Network's Jason La Canfora.

Stanton signed with the Jets on March 16, picking up a one-year, $1.25 million deal, as he was under the impression that he would be the backup. However, on Wednesday night, general manager Mike Tannenbaum announced on a conference call that Tebow would be Sanchez's backup (via the Star Ledger):

On the call, the GM made it a point to re-iterate Tebow's place as the No. 2 quarterback behind starter Mark Sanchez. He said that roles would be clearly defined for Tebow as a backup and to have a hand in certain schemes at Rex Ryan and Tony Sparano's discretion.

At that time, the Jets likely didn't believe they had a chance to get Tebow, which allowed them to sell Stanton on being the backup. But now that he has been relegated to third on the depth chart, Stanton certainly is feeling wronged here, even though this all happened suddenly for him and the team.

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Shahid Khan Confirms Jaguars Were In On Tim Tebow Pursuit

The New York Jets were the ones who traded for Tim Tebow, but the Jacksonville Jaguars were right there with them hoping to make the deal themselves. It was long suspected that the Jaguars' interest in Tebow is driven mostly by new owner Shahid Khan, and not GM Gene Smith.

Khan basically confirmed that in a statement after the Jags missed out on Tebow.

"Earlier this week I asked (General Manager) Gene Smith and his staff to explore the potential of acquiring Tim Tebow. I think we have a duty to consider all avenues of improving the Jaguars on and off the field, especially given the unique circumstances involving the player.

"I appreciate the high level of due diligence Gene and his staff dedicated to this matter, even as late as this evening, and I am very satisfied with the outcome. Our commitment to developing Blaine Gabbert was, and still is, central to our goal of returning the Jaguars to elite status in the NFL. We're looking ahead with zero regrets."

Tebow is from Florida and the Jags play in Florida, so the idea was that Tebow's popularity would be a good business decision for the Jaguars as well as helping him on the field..

For more reactions on the Tebow situation, stay tuned to the SB Nation blogs Gang Green Nation for the Jets and Big Cat Country for the Jaguars, as well as our ongoing StoryStream.

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John Elway, John Fox Release Statements On Tim Tebow Trade

The trade sending Tim Tebow from the Denver Broncos to the New York Jets is official. The Broncos also sent a seventh-round pick in the upcoming 2012 NFL draft to New York, and will receive the Jets' fourth- and sixth-round 2012 selections in return. Broncos Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway and head coach John Fox released statements Wednesday night regarding the trade of the team's popular quarterback. Both come via Mile High Report.

First, Elway:

"Tim Tebow deserves an enormous amount of credit for what he accomplished and how he carried himself during his time with the Broncos. From taking over a 1-4 team and leading it to the playoffs to energizing our fans and this community, Tim left an extraordinary mark on this organization. His time in Denver will always hold a special place in Broncos history.

"As a former player, I know the last two weeks were not easy for Tim. He was put in a difficult situation, and I commend him for how he handled it with the same first-class manner he displayed throughout his career in Denver.

"Our goal was to do the best thing for Tim and the Broncos, and I believe the opportunity that presented itself with the New York Jets accomplishes that objective. Tim made a lot of strides last year and has a very promising career ahead of him. If anyone is willing to put the work in to be great, it's Tim Tebow.

"I have a great deal of respect for Tim and the positive impact he makes both on the field and in the community. He has a bright future in this league, and I'm hopeful he will enjoy continued success with the Jets."

Next, Fox:

"Tim Tebow brought an incredible spirit and spark to our team that helped us turn the season around. Along the way, he earned the trust of his teammates and coaches while inspiring our fans. His competitiveness, clutch performances and will to win played an instrumental role in our team earning a division title and advancing in the playoffs.

"Tim works as hard as any player I've ever coached, and that work ethic will continue to serve him well with the Jets. He goes out to practice early, stays late and comes in on his day off. Tim does everything in his power to get better. He's not afraid to work, and we saw the results of his commitment last season.

"For good reason, Tim has always had a great following. He handled that aspect exceptionally during the amazing run we had. The poise and focus Tim displayed were remarkable and speak volumes for the strength of his character.

"A player and person like Tim don't come around very often. He is real and he walks the walk. I'm looking forward to watching him continue his career with the Jets, and I wish him the very best."

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Tim Tebow Trade To New York Jets Reportedly Back On

After reports surfaced that the Denver Broncos gave Tim Tebow the chance to choose between the Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Jets, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Tebow has apparently chosen the Jets.

The deal that was reported earlier Wednesday still stands, but here's a reminder of what the Jets are giving up:

The hang-up that threw the deal into limbo earlier in the day was reported to be a clause in Tebow's contract that required the Jets to pay the Broncos $5 million to compensate for the front-loaded contract that Tebow signed after Denver chose him in the first round of the 2010 NFL draft. The Jets have reportedly agreed to pay half of that, which was the final hurdle in accomplishing the trade.

The Jets were reported to be one of the teams pursuing Peyton Manning earlier this offseason, and after it was clear they weren't going to acquire him, they rewarded their starting quarterback, Mark Sanchez, with a three-year contract extension that will result in him being paid almost $60 million over the next five seasons, if it's paid out fully. Twenty-seven million dollars of that contract is guaranteed.

The Jets have had uncommon success with their fourth-round picks in recent years. Before drafting Bilal Powell in 2011, they chose, in order from 2004 to 2010, Jerricho Cotchery, Kerry Rhodes, Leon Washington, Brad Smith, Dwight Lowery and Joe McKnight.

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Tim Tebow Trade Destination Will Be His Choice, According To Report

After the deal to send Tim Tebow to the New York Jets for fourth- and sixth-round draft picks reportedly hit a snag because of Tebow's contract, the Jacksonville Jaguars re-entered the mix to trade for the polarizing quarterback. Now, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Denver Broncos have given Tebow the choice to decide which team he will play for in 2012.

If Schefter's sources are to be believed, then the smart money has to be on Tebow choosing the Jaguars. He's already said to have expressed his desire to play near his alma mater in Florida, allegedly saying, "I miss home, I miss the South, and hopefully I'll land somewhere in Florida."

In addition, the Jets just signed quarterback Mark Sanchez to a three-year extension, locking up their incumbent starter long-term, while the Jaguars have had one underwhelming year with top-10 pick Blaine Gabbert at the helm. If Tebow is interested in being a starting quarterback, it's hard to imagine him envisioning New York as the easier place to do it. On the other hand, maybe the notoriously outspoken Tebow enjoys the thought of the New York media spotlight.

Until the papers are filed with the league office, all we can do is speculate. But isn't speculating fun?

For more reactions on the Tebow situation, stay tuned to the SB Nation blogs Gang Green Nation for the Jets and Big Cat Country for the Jaguars, as well as our ongoing StoryStream.

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Tim Tebow Trade Still Not Done; Jaguars 'Back In The Mix'

You knew any trade involving Tim Tebow wouldn't be easy and this one isn't. The New York Jets announced on their Twitter feed Wednesday morning that they had traded for Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow. Just a few hours later, the trade may not go through and other teams, like the Jacksonville Jaguars, could be back in the mix in the trade talks.

The Denver Post explains that Tebow's contract would require the Jets to pay back over $5 million, something that the Jets apparently didn't consider when they initially agreed to the deal.

If you're into the nerdy-contract talk, the Denver Post explains it well:

Tebow received $6,277,500 million as advances from salaries in 2011 ($1,213,750); 2012 ($1,425,000); 2013 ($1,691,250) and 2014 ($1.92 million). Broncos paid the 2011 advance (and got their money's worth as Tebow led them from a 1-4 start under Kyle Orton to the playoffs). But as Tebow would be a Jet today with completion of trade, Jets would be assigned Tebow's contract.

The Broncos paid the advance, but the 2012, 2013 and 2014 salaries still go to team that gets Tebow's services.

The Denver Post writes there is a "decent chance this deal may die."

And here's where things get even more interesting. With the Tebow trade not actually happening yet, other teams are starting to get back into the mix. ESPN reports the Jacksonville Jaguars, who were reportedly one of the teams interested in him to begin with, are "back in the mix" for a Tebow trade and hope to get something done.

The original trade had the Broncos giving up Tebow and a seventh round pick for the Jets' fourth and sixth round picks.

Now that Tebow's back on the trade block, at least for the time being, don't be surprised if other teams engage the Broncos in trade talks.

For more on the Tebow non-trade, stay tuned to this StoryStream.

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VIDEO: Tim Tebow To Jets Makes Sense If You Figure Out How To Use Him

On Wednesday morning the Denver Broncos traded Tim Tebow to the New York Jets but by Wednesday afternoon the deal still wasn't done due to a "hang up" in Tebow's contract.

But, operating on the assumption that the deal will eventually go through, SB Nation's latest at YouTube makes some good points about Tebow's fit with the Jets. I'm on record as saying I'm not on board with the Jets decision but SB Nation's Matt Ufford makes a good point that there is some sort of role for Tebow on the team. Maybe not a starting quarterback but his unique skill-set will allow the Jets to use him in a number of ways. Tony Sparano, the Jets new offensive coordinator, was the head coach of the Dolphins when they brought the Wildcat in so some wonder if Tebow's role will be in the Wildcat.

Check out the video, including Ufford's explanation of the coming Tim Tebow plague in New York.


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Tim Tebow Trade Not Done Yet, 'Hangup' Could Nullify Deal

All that talk about the Denver Broncos trading Tim Tebow to the New York Jets?

That's put on hold for the moment. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Jets and Broncos have "encountered a hangup" in Tebow's contract that could end up nullifying the trade.

Tim Tebow has $5 million worth of recapture language, meaning Jets would have to pay back money to Denver. Jets might be unwilling. Complex.

This would be a pretty stunning reversal if the trade doesn't go through. Schefter also reports that, if the trade fails to go through, the St. Louis Rams could get in on Tebow. Reports of the Rams interest in Tebow became public only shortly before the initial reports that Tebow had been traded to New York .

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Tim Tebow's Role With Jets Isn't 'Clearly Defined' Yet

Tim Tebow is heading to New York after the Jets traded fourth and sixth round picks for the now-former Denver Broncos quarterback. Everyone knew Tebow was on the trade block -- it was just a matter of which team would pull the trigger.

Now that Tebow is headed to New York, everyone wants to know how he fits in. I argued that there is no clear role for Tebow right now and, according to Manish Mehta of the NY Daily News, that's the case. Mehta reports that the Jets don't have a "clearly defined role" yet.

One Jets source tells Mehta, "He is a winner no matter how you slice it." And more: "I would never bet against Tebow."

These were the types of things we heard after he was drafted by the Broncos and ultimately took the starting job in the 2011 season. In Denver, Tebow was the quarterback of a team that made it all the way to the divisional round of the playoffs. In New York, the Jets may hope Mark Sanchez plays well enough that they don't even have to see Tebow on the field.

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Tim Tebow To Jets And The Wildcat Effect

Less than 24 hours after Denver Broncos VP John Elway indicated a Tim Tebow trade was possible, the Broncos pulled the trigger and sent Tebow to the New York Jets. The Broncos will receive fourth and sixth round picks in exchange for Tebow and their seventh round pick.

I've detailed the reasons why I don't think this move makes sense for the Jets but SB Nation New York makes the case for Tebow, and makes a good point here with how they can use him. The Wildcat package returned to popularity in the NFL back in 2008 with the Miami Dolphins when then-head coach Tony Sparano used it with Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams. Sparano, of course, is now the offensive coordinator of the Jets.

Tebow is a combination of Ronnie Brown's strength and Pat White's throwing ability and would could be useful in supplementing the Jets paltry running game behind their shaky offensive line.

As noted in the article, he could also help in short yardage situations. He's not a traditional quarterback but Tebow may have some value for the Jets in the 2012 season.

Check out the full story at SB Nation New York.

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Where Does Tim Tebow Fit With The New York Jets?

Following the 2011 NFL season, the New York Jets brass talked about bringing in competition for Mark Sanchez, who has been less than stellar in his brief NFL career. They flirted with Peyton Manning in free agency but that only resulted in a contract extension for Sanchez (which I still don't understand). Eventually, they brought in Drew Stanton as Sanchez's backup.

And now the latest move at quarterback for the Jets is trading for Tim Tebow. The team sent a fourth round pick to the Broncos, and swapped a sixth and seventh round pick, for the rights to Tebow.

If you're wondering why, join the crowd. I can't figure out how Tebow fits with the Jets. Is he competing for the starting job? Backup? Only in on special packages?


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He's probably not a better quarterback than Sanchez, although Tebow does offer a unique skill set. The problem is that his unique skill set can't thrive in a traditional NFL offense so if the Jets wanted to take advantage of his skills they would have to drastically change their offense, which just doesn't happen from play-to-play in the NFL.

Then you look at his contract, which is manageable in 2012. But in 2013 his base salary jumps over $6 million and then over $7 million in 2014. That's not money you pay to a backup quarterback.

I'm not bashing Tebow. He can help you win games, as we saw with the Broncos last season. But I think he's the type of player where you have to go "all in" in order to succeed. You have to tweak your offense to fit him. He's not a traditional backup quarterback.

I just don't understand the motivation here from the Jets.

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Tim Tebow Trade To Jets Doesn't Go Over Well In New York

Tim Tebow is officially a member of the New York Jets. The organization traded a fourth round pick to acquire the third-year quarterback from the Denver Broncos--and the media circus that is sure to follow--not long after signing Mark Sanchez to a hefty five-year extension and Drew Stanton to play backup. Suffice it to say, Twitter is going insane with reactions. John B. over at the Jets SB Nation blog Gang Green Nation gave his two cents, and it's fair to say he is none too happy:

Normally I would be more upset about this, but I came to understand and accept a few weeks back that Mike Tannenbaum has become really bad at his job over the past year. This move really does not make a ton of sense on any number of levels, but the most disturbing part of it is how it displays the Jets really do not have any sort of structured plan on building their franchise.

They hire Tony Sparano to try and go ground and pound. They give their quarterback, whose value is diminished by Sparano's philosophy, one of the richest contracts in the sport and decide to commit to him for two years. Now they trade for another quarterback for whom a large segment of the fan base and media will be calling to start immediately.

Yep, this is going to a lot of fun to watch over the next few months.

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Tim Tebow Traded To Jets For 4th Round Pick; Teams Swap 6th, 7th Round Picks

The speculation was fast and furious, but did not last very long at all. Just one day after publicly introducing Peyton Manning as their new starting quarterback, the Denver Broncos have traded incumbent QB Tim Tebow to the New York Jets.

Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reported on Wednesday that Tebow has been traded to the Jets in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick. The New York Jets confirmed the news via their official Twitter feed just a short time later.

The Jets will also send a sixth round pick to Denver while the Broncos will give up a seventh round pick.

New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez was just signed to an extension that will keep him with the Jets through the next five years, so it is unclear at this time whether Tebow will be used strictly as a backup, or if they will attempt a sort of platoon situation.

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Where Will Tim Tebow Go? 10 Trade Ideas For Football's Justin Bieber

Tim Tebow is on the verge of being traded out of Denver, and while we wait to see where he lands, let's look at some of the possibilities. From the Chargers and Packers to the Jets and Jaguars, and beyond.

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Releasing Tim Tebow Unlikely To Happen, According To Report

The speculation is running rampant regarding Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow. The Broncos emerged as the winning team in the competition for the services of free agent Peyton Manning. Denver introduced Manning at a press conference on Tuesday, during which it was made clear that the new arrival will be the Broncos' starting quarterback in 2012 and moving forward. This acquisition has left Tebow, for all intents and purposes, without a job.

Broncos vice president John Elway has stated that there is the possibility of Tebow being traded before the season begins, although some have speculated that the Broncos may just release the QB altogether.

According to Andrew Mason of CBS Sports, Broncos GM Brian Xanders has gone on record as saying that releasing Tebow is not an option.

"He's a first-round pick; he's just won the division; we were 1-4 at the time (he became the starter); he's got a guaranteed contract. I can't see that," Xanders said.

If Tebow does wind up on another team prior to the 2012 season kicking off, it will be via trade.

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Tim Tebow Trade Rumors Include 4 Teams

The recent signing of superstar Peyton Manning to the Denver Broncos has only generated a brand-new set of rumors and speculation. What will become of incumbent Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow?

John Elway has confirmed that a trade involving Tebow is a possibility for Denver, so the rumor mill is now swirling about where the polarizing QB might land. Mike Florio at ProFootballTalk has learned that there are four teams in the running for Tebow's services.

Along with an as-yet-unknown team (which may or may not be the Miami Dolphins), the Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Jets and Green Bay Packers all appear to be interested. In Green Bay and New York, Tebow would obviously be used as a backup quarterback, although if Mark Sanchez shows signs of struggling for the Jets during the season, Tebow could end up forcing himself into the conversation. One of the sticking points for Jacksonville may be an internal debate about whether to acquire Tebow.

In Jacksonville, the split of opinion could be getting smoothing over. G.M. Gene Smith originally didn't want Tebow, owner Shad Khan does, and there are indications that Smith is coming around.

Regardless of where Tebow lands, the 2012 offseason is shaping up to be far more interesting than anyone could have predicted.

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Tim Tebow Trade Rumors: Jets Interested In Broncos QB, According To Reports

Despite giving Mark Sanchez a three-year extension earlier this month, count the New York Jets among those teams expected to call once the Denver Broncos officially start soliciting offers for Tim Tebow. New York's alleged interest was reported Tuesday by multiple outlets, including Ben Shipgel of the New York Times:

Their interest in Tebow is sincere and legitimate, according to a former league executive with knowledge of their intentions, and it provides a fascinating glimpse into the thinking of an organization that endured as many problems last season on offense as it did in the locker room. The Jets did not return a call for comment.

Tebow appeals to the Jets because of his familiarity with the Wildcat, the formation popularized in Miami by their new offensive coordinator, Tony Sparano, and adored by Coach Rex Ryan. Sparano favors a run-oriented offense, and Tebow could emerge as a complementary piece, creating more opportunities for Sanchez to maximize one of his strengths, the play-action.



In addition to Tebow fitting into New York's offense, it doesn't hurt that Sparano and Ryan were both victims of his late-game heroics last season. In Tebow's first career start, he struggled for most of the game against Sparano's Dolphins before leading the Broncos to a come-from-behind win in overtime. Several weeks later, he scored the game-winning touchdown against the Jets after engineering a 95-yard drive in the final minutes.

Whether the Jets attempt to acquire Tebow or not, at least one member of the team doesn't think he's needed, as cornerback Antonio Cromartie tweeted words of support for teammates Jeremy Kerley and Joe McKnight:

We don't need Tebow. We sell out every home game let him go to Jacksonville Tampa or Miami. Our wildcat offense can b ran by J. Kerley or Joe McKnight we straight

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Jaguars Guard Uche Nwaneri Doesn't Want Tim Tebow 'Circus' In Jacksonville

There has been rampant speculation as to the destination of Tim Tebow after Peyton Manning joined the Denver Broncos, many forecasting a return to the state that launched his football career — Florida, where he won two national championships as a member of the Florida Gators. Two Florida teams, the Miami Dolphins and the Jacksonville Jaguars, have iffy quarterback situations.

The Jaguars in particular have reportedly discussed bringing in Tebow, but one member of the team isn't too keen on the idea. Here are some tweets from guard Uche Nwaneri and he doesn't mince words:

As fans in Florida may remember, this isn't the first time Nwaneri has gone on-the-record against Tebow. This could just be a case of Nwaneri standing up for his quarterback — as an offensive lineman, that's kind of his job description — but ... still... #shotsfired.

For news and updates about the Jaguars, check out Big Cat Country. For news on possible Tebow trade suitors, visit Broncos blog Mile High Report.

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Jaguars Have Talked About Tim Tebow, But Not With Broncos

Now that Peyton Manning is officially a member of the Denver Broncos, the question becomes what to do with Tim Tebow. In the early going, the Jacksonville Jaguars are among the first teams consistently mentioned among his potential landing spots, which makes some sense considering Jacksonville is Tebow's hometown and the team has been addressing quarterback depth this offseason. Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union confirmed Tuesday that the Jags have had internal discussions about Tebow, though they have yet to make any formal contact with the Broncos.

If and how Tebow would be used in Jacksonville is unclear. The Jags of course picked up Blaine Gabbert at 10th overall in first round of the 2011 NFL Draft, and aren't likely to give up on their investment so soon.

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Tim Trade Is Possible, Broncos' John Elway Confirms

John Elway met the media after introducing Peyton Manning on Tuesday afternoon, and as expected a number of questions were about the future of Tim Tebow. Adding Manning, a future Hall of Famer, obviously means Tebow won't be the starting quarterback anymore.


Related: More Updates From Peyton Manning's Press Conference


Elway confirmed to the media that trading Tebow is possible, and he has told Tebow that. Elway and head coach John Fox called Tebow on Monday to tell him about Manning's addition and also told him that a trade is possible. Tebow's response was "typical", Elway said -- very positive and that he understood the move to get Manning.

When asked about Tebow's future, Elway said:

"We're going through that proces now," Elway said when asked about Tebow. We're going to look at that obviously. Coach Fox and I called Tim last night and talked to him about it. Having been in this game for as long as I have, and seen as many friends as i've seen in this game be gone, there one day and gone the next, this is a tough business."

That Elway was so open about the possibility of a Tebow trade tells you he's probably gone. The only question now is which teams are interested in Tebow.

For more on the decision, visit SB Nation's Broncos blog, Mile High Report. And for more on Denver sports, check out SB Nation Denver.

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Tim Tebow Trade Doesn't Interest The Dolphins, According To Report

With the Denver Broncos acquiring Peyton Manning, the future of Tim Tebow in Denver is basically dead. Tebow will be traded, according to multiple reports. We just don't know where. One popular pick for his destination is the Miami Dolphins, who recently signed David Garrard and lost Chad Henne in free agency.

But, according to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins have "zero intention" of pursuing Tebow "at this time".

Well then. Maybe things change down the line but if the Dolphins are indeed not interested then the list of potential teams shrinks. Besides the Dolphins, ESPN's early list of potential Tebow destinations includes the Green Bay Packers and Jacksonville Jaguars. The New York Jets have also discussed a Tebow trade but that's considered a "longshot" at the moment.

The problem with the Tebow situation is that everyone knows the Broncos want to trade him which may make most teams just wait until he's released (if the Broncos choose to release him absent a trade).

For more on the decision, visit SB Nation's Broncos blog, Mile High Report. And for more on Denver sports, check out SB Nation Denver.

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When Will Tim Tebow Trade Talks Start?

Peyton Manning will soon officially be introduced as the newest quarterback of the Denver Broncos and though they probably won't say it publicly this means that the Broncos will also start trying to trade Tim Tebow. ESPN has the initial list of potential trade partners including the Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins and Green Bay Packers (yes, Green Bay). More potential trade partners will come along but those are the list of early favorites, a list that will probably be fluid.

So when exactly can we expect a Tebow trade? Peter King of SI.com wouldn't be surprised if talks started immediately.

I believe the Broncos, once the fervor of the Manning announcement dies down, could go to work immediately to try to make a market for Tebow. Immediately -- like, tonight. What's to gain by stretching this out? Denver wants the one big story now and into the future to be the transition to Manning. They don't want the Tebow deal to be a cloud over the franchise now.

He makes a good point about Denver wanting to keep the spotlight on Manning, and not Tebow's exit. The departure of Tebow will be a major deal in Denver, where 43 percent of fans in a Mile High Report poll said the team should've stuck with Tebow.

The trade rumors should be flowing soon. Manning's introductory press conference is at 3 p.m. (ET) on Tuesday.

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Tim Tebow Wonders If He'll Land In Florida, According To Report

With the signing of Peyton Manning now official, the Denver Broncos will now look to move Tim Tebow. Tebow, however, knew it was inevitable that the Broncos would try to trade him away and now hopes he will be able to go back home to Florida. The wife of one of Tebow's close friends Brad Culpepper, Monica Culpepper, told 970 WFLA that he misses the South and home.

"Brad and I just had dinner with Tim last week and I don't think this comes as a shock or surprise to him that Manning was actually going to go there," she said. "And in all honesty, Tim said, ‘I miss home. I miss the South. And hopefully I'll land somewhere in Florida.' I sure hope Jacksonville takes him because he's such a great kid, such a good player and would be so thrilled to come back to the South."

Two of the three NFL franchises in Florida, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Jacksonville Jaguars, have been linked to having interest in Tebow. You have to wonder, however, if Tebow winds up being traded to another team outside of the state of Florida, how is that going to effect him mentally going forward?

For more on the decision, visit SB Nation's Broncos blog, Mile High Report. And for more on Denver sports, check out SB Nation Denver.

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Tim Tebow Trade Won't Bring In Much Of A Haul

With Peyton Manning now in the fold, the Denver Broncos will be looking to shop Tim Tebow to the highest bidder. Ideally, they would like to get back the first-round draft pick they spent on him in 2010, though those who have seen him throw doubt he will garner that much on the free market. Teams may be willing to overspend on Tebow knowing that he would likely bring a surge in ticket sales and publicity. According to former NFL general manager Charley Casserly, that won't be enough for any team to give up a high draft pick, however.

"I'd be surprised if there is much of a trade value for him," Casserly told USA Today. "I think it's true that he could move the ball in the Denver offense, but if you break down the majority of his games, he didn't throw the ball well. Coming out, there wasn't a lot of interest in him, and that's usually a pretty good indicator of trade value down the road.

"I'd be surprised if he went for much better than a fifth rounder."

Tebow grew up in Jacksonville, so it's no surprise that the Jaguars are among the earliest names being tossed around as a possible landing spot. The Miami Dolphins lost out on Manning and Matt Flynn, and could be willing to make an offer as well. Stay tuned in the mean time.

For more on the decision, visit SB Nation's Broncos blog, Mile High Report. And for more on Denver sports, check out SB Nation Denver.

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Tim Tebow Trade Is Coming After Peyton Manning Picks Broncos, According To Report

The long wait is over and Peyton Manning has finally made his decision, signing with the Denver Broncos. With Manning now in place, this now means that the Broncos will attempt to move quarterback Tim Tebow, according to a report by Adam Schefter of ESPN.

The question becomes: what teams will be interested in Tim Tebow? The easy answer is the Jacksonville Jaguars, but the same front office that was not interested in him in the draft is still in place, drafted Blaine Gabbert a year ago and just signed Chad Henne to be the backup. The Miami Dolphins are another possible destination, as they've been left at the alter now multiple times, and owner Stephen Ross wants to make a splash.

The other question is, what is Tebow's trade value? It's obvious now that the Broncos are going to try to unload Tebow and will want to recoup some of the value they gave up getting him, which was a first round pick. It's highly unlikely a team who looks desperate to trade him will get back any kind of significant value.

For more on the decision, visit SB Nation's Broncos blog, Mile High Report. And for more on Denver sports, check out SB Nation Denver.

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