Tim Tebow wasn't a fit with Jets, says Woody Johnson

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A year after saying, "you can never have too much Tebow," Jets owner Woody Johnson acknowledged the quarterback wasn't a good fit with his franchise.

Just over a week after the team released Tim Tebow, New York Jets owner Woody Johnson made his first public comments on the situation. He stopped short of calling the Jets trade for Tebow a bad decision, but instead said the quarterback wasn't the a proper match in New York.

"The fit, obviously, wasn't perfect or he would still be there," Johnson said, via ESPN New York. "It's just one of those things. You make a lot of decisions in football that aren't going to help, that aren't helpful, and you have to move on from those decisions."

Johnson, who spoke to a group of reporters at the NFL's Career Development Symposium on Tuesday, said teams have to learn how to move on from bad personnel decisions. His comments on Tuesday came roughly seven months after Johnson said Tebow would be with the Jets through 2014.

"Will we keep Tebow? Absolutely," Johnson said in October, via Conor Orr. "He'll be with us for three years, and I think he's going to be a real valuable asset in terms of helping us win games."

A lot obviously changed in those seven months as the Jets released Tebow following the NFL Draft after just one season in New York. Tebow played in 12 games for the Jets, attempting eight passes and rushing 32 times. While Tebow searches for another team, the Jets' quarterback competition will continue.

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