Jets expected to release Tim Tebow after 2013 NFL Draft

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Tebow threw just eight passes during the 2012 season, as the Jets elected to play Mark Sanchez and Greg McElroy instead.

After one season with the New York Jets, Tim Tebow isn't expected to stick with the team for much longer. Rich Cimini of ESPN New York reports that the team is expected to release the quarterback after the 2013 NFL Draft.

Despite his impending release, Tebow is expected to report to the Jets' facilities next Monday for the team's voluntary offseason workout program, along with cornerback Darrelle Revis, who has been the subject of recent trade rumors.

Tebow, 25, was acquired by the Jets from the Denver Broncos the prior offseason along with a seventh-round selection in exchange for fourth- and sixth-round picks; however, he made little impact during the 2012 season. As the Jets finished the season 6-10, including three consecutive losses to end the year, Tebow sat on the bench behind Mark Sanchez and Greg McElroy.

When Tebow did see the field, he was used more as a special teams player, a fullback and a tight end. He finished the season with just eight passes thrown. In 2011, he finished the season with 12 touchdown passes and six interceptions as starter of the Broncos, but completed just 46.5 percent of his passes.

The Jets previously attempted to trade Tebow, but were reportedly unable to find a market. The question now is: will there be a market for Tebow when he's on the free agent market?

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