Tim Tebow clears waivers, becomes free agent

Otto Greule Jr

Tebow cleared waivers on Tuesday after being released by the Jets. He is now an unrestricted free agent.

As expected, former New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow cleared waivers on Tuesday, making him an unrestricted free agent, as reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter. Tebow's $2.586 million salary ensured that no team would put in a waiver claim, but it remains to be seen what kind of interest he draws on the open market.


Tebow has a winning record as a starting quarterback, but serious doubts about his ability to throw the ball or run a traditional pro-style offense remain. On ability alone he would certainly warrant a look from some teams, but the media circus that follows Tebow around will limit the interest level, with at least one general manager calling him "radioactive."

If Tebow would agree to play a position other than quarterback, specifically tight end, full back, or H-back, he would likely find several teams calling his agent, but as of now he has refused to make a position switch.

Now that Tebow has cleared waivers, the Jets owe the Denver Broncos $1.53 million for a salary advance given to Tebow in 2011.

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