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One of Tim Tebow’s most impressive comebacks last season came against the Jets, when he ran for a 20-yard touchdown in the final minute of a 17-13 Broncos victory. Now the Jets are considering the idea that if they can’t beat Tebow, he should join them.

The Jets have discussed trading for Tebow, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports. Schefter refers to the Jets acquiring Tebow as a long shot, but it’s at least a possibility.

Tebow in a Jets uniform would put a different kind of heat on starter Mark Sanchez, whose new contract extension shortly after the Jets exited the Peyton Manning sweepstakes appeared to give him a firm grip on the starting job. As it turned out, the Broncos winning the Manning sweepstakes could be the first step toward Sanchez having to hold off Tebowmania in order to remain the Jets’ starter.

Tebow in a Jets uniform would also be fun to see because when Tebow and Antonio Cromartie are on opposite sides of the ball in practice, it would be the first instance in NFL history of the defensive player being the one who needs to wear the red jersey.

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  1. vegaskid21 says: Mar 20, 2012 3:02 PM

    NO!!! Not the Jets! Anybody but them.

  2. buccaneer4ever says: Mar 20, 2012 3:03 PM

    Right, because switching to a QB with an even lower completion percentage should get Rex that SB win.

  3. johnnyb216 says: Mar 20, 2012 3:03 PM

    Awsome! Nothing like adding some quality depth to an already solid group of qb’s.

  4. aaroncurryisbust says: Mar 20, 2012 3:04 PM

    It’s funny because Tebow constitutes an upgrade for them. LOL JESTS!

  5. icdogg says: Mar 20, 2012 3:05 PM

    Guess they need someone to make Sanchez look good by comparison

  6. cowboysaretheworst says: Mar 20, 2012 3:05 PM

    Do it, Nyets!

  7. nflfollower says: Mar 20, 2012 3:05 PM

    Santonio Holmes would be thrilled. But seriously, they have done ok with sanchez, I don’t think they would be any worse with tebow.

  8. sergiofromdade says: Mar 20, 2012 3:05 PM

    This is the best news we’ve had all week…

    Go get him Rex!!!

    Dolphins Fans

  9. andreidan says: Mar 20, 2012 3:05 PM

    I hope this is a joke… Or maybe they want him to play TE or RB…. LOL That could make sense… No higher than 6th round pick for him

  10. KIR says: Mar 20, 2012 3:06 PM

    Tebow, Sanchez and Rex Ryan. I love it. 🙂

  11. drumsomeone says: Mar 20, 2012 3:06 PM

    Get out of Denver baby, go!

  12. goindy2006 says: Mar 20, 2012 3:06 PM

    Didn’t you just extend Mark? This makes no sense at all

  13. billinva says: Mar 20, 2012 3:07 PM

    Do the Jets not realize that Belichick knows how to stop Tebow?

    There’s two games you would lose every year.

    Typical idiot Jets.

  14. nynjtnbc says: Mar 20, 2012 3:07 PM

    I can’t think of a worse fit.

  15. minormillikin says: Mar 20, 2012 3:07 PM

    Miami is the only place for Tebow, imo. Mainly because it’s the only team around that is purely devoted to the circus offense.

  16. kd75 says: Mar 20, 2012 3:07 PM

    Tebow could circumcise all of Cromarties illigitimate children.

  17. evinnie says: Mar 20, 2012 3:07 PM

    As a jets Fan, WTF

  18. trollhammer20 says: Mar 20, 2012 3:07 PM

    Tebow….Ryan….this doesn’t end well, does it?

  19. bearsrulepackdrool says: Mar 20, 2012 3:07 PM

    This reeks of a publicity stunt.

  20. mrzazz41387 says: Mar 20, 2012 3:08 PM

    No one in NY wants Tebow as the QB. The only thing we would use him for is the wildcat, and option plays here and there. He would be little more than a wrinkle in our offense… something for other teams to practice for. We will be a run 1st team after all, and if we can make it more dynamic in anyway, why not.

  21. hedleykow says: Mar 20, 2012 3:08 PM

    This would be a new twist, where one of the team’s quarterbacks is a virgin, and the other one prefers virgins.

  22. gmen1987 says: Mar 20, 2012 3:08 PM

    Now that would be the ultimate odd couple. Tim Tebow clean image playing for Rex Ryan who looks for guys to fill holes of his wife.

  23. boltdaddy says: Mar 20, 2012 3:09 PM

    We will sign Tebow and I promise the people of NY a Super Bowl Championship for all our beloved J-E-T-S fans

    Rex Ryan

  24. philahitman says: Mar 20, 2012 3:09 PM

    The 2 worst starting QBs in 2011 on 1 roster! wow!

  25. bpfresh says: Mar 20, 2012 3:10 PM

    Again.. how many back-up QB’s do the Jets need once Mark Sanchez has completely melted down by November.. What is the over/under on Jet wins next year? 5?

  26. odenxx says: Mar 20, 2012 3:10 PM

    This is coming from a die hard jets fan and atheist :DEAR GOD NO!!!

  27. damnyoulinelliot says: Mar 20, 2012 3:11 PM

    ESPN’s favorite player on ESPN’s favorite team. Oh boy.

  28. jaxbill says: Mar 20, 2012 3:11 PM

    “Hey Coach, can you watch your mouth, please?”

  29. nfl1818 says: Mar 20, 2012 3:12 PM

    This will destroy Sanchez

  30. purpleman527 says: Mar 20, 2012 3:12 PM

    Why would anybody TRADE for Tebow, when everyone now knows that Denver needs to dump him?

    Maybe I’m clueless.

  31. rushmatic says: Mar 20, 2012 3:12 PM

    “it would be the first instance in NFL history of the defensive player being the one who needs to wear the red jersey.”

    +1 for MDS. Gold.

  32. frankpm says: Mar 20, 2012 3:13 PM

    My guess this is a false rumor being leaked by the front office to make santonio holmes realize how good he’s currently got it by comparison =)

  33. toad8572 says: Mar 20, 2012 3:13 PM

    Hahahahaha!!! As a Chargers fan, I get the joke!! Good one!!

  34. maxvv says: Mar 20, 2012 3:13 PM

    I’d renounce my fandom.

  35. nyyjetsknicks says: Mar 20, 2012 3:14 PM

    Go away you Jesus freak.

  36. nyjalleffingday says: Mar 20, 2012 3:14 PM

    We already have Sanchez, why would we want Tebow? Blech.

  37. thatguywhoisactuallyamiamisportsfan says: Mar 20, 2012 3:15 PM

    Oh, no way? Really? The Jets are interested in a big name free-agent? If you really gave up on the Peyton chase to extend Sanchez and get Tebow, you deserve to lose.

  38. totallyuselessme says: Mar 20, 2012 3:15 PM

    Ugh! This has gotta be a joke.

    But on the upside, it would put both this era of the Jets and Tebowmania firmly to bed.

    Tebow’d come out and throw up a few wobblers that get picked, the NY Media would eat him alive, Santonio Holmes would explode in the locker room, and the defense would be further left breathless at having held the opposing team to 9 points and lost. Again.

    You know what? I just changed my mind. I actually hope this happens.

  39. raidadon says: Mar 20, 2012 3:17 PM

    Tebow is gonna retire from football and run as Rick Santorum’s running mate!

  40. rc33 says: Mar 20, 2012 3:17 PM

    I’ll take “Worst Possible Scenarios” for $200.00, Alex.

  41. jhmack16 says: Mar 20, 2012 3:17 PM

    Like we don’t all have enough reasons to hate the Jets…

  42. ampats says: Mar 20, 2012 3:18 PM

    Tebow,Tone, Sanchez,Cromartie,Rex.Woody & Tanny has the makings of a great reality show. Picture Tebow standing up in a team meeting saying “Lets go get a GD snack !”

  43. andreidan says: Mar 20, 2012 3:19 PM

    If the Jets can get a trade like this, I say go for it… Trade Bart Scott and Calvin Pace (Denver must take over their guarantees and clear our cap of them) and 2nd and 5th round picks to Denver, for Tim Tebow and Von Miller… Basically a trade to get about 12m cap space and VON MILLER!! One can dream lol.

  44. pooflingingmonkey says: Mar 20, 2012 3:19 PM

    Tebow can pray for Sanchez that all those moles will fall off his face.

  45. jenniferxxx says: Mar 20, 2012 3:20 PM

    This would be an utter disaster … but amazing drama. Please let it happen.

  46. beatjoeunibrow says: Mar 20, 2012 3:20 PM

    it’s okay. sanchez has a big contract, so no matter what he’s the unquestioned leader of the team.

  47. sasquash20 says: Mar 20, 2012 3:21 PM

    good back up. I don’t know if scum bag NY/North NJ Jets fans would push for god fearing Tebow like the good people of Denver.

  48. khuxford says: Mar 20, 2012 3:22 PM

    The off-season just ceased being fun for me. Is Sparano asking for Tebow so he can run the Wildcat? FML

  49. jpiro says: Mar 20, 2012 3:22 PM

    Tebow has happy feet.
    Feet make Rex happy.

    Perfect fit.

  50. santolonius says: Mar 20, 2012 3:23 PM

    goodell should force jacksonville to take tebow. anything else (except maybe tampa and miami) is a huge letdown.

  51. ragingsea says: Mar 20, 2012 3:24 PM

    I could see Tebow running the wildcat formation for Tony Sparano. He wouldn’t be much more use than that though.

  52. getyourownname says: Mar 20, 2012 3:25 PM

    A good move to provide maturity in the Jets locker room. Maybe he could tutor the coaching staff on how to lead and inspire, too.

  53. jf203 says: Mar 20, 2012 3:29 PM

    This is just stupid PFT writers making something out of nothing try to get headlines…..there is NO TRUTH to this…

  54. duanethomas says: Mar 20, 2012 3:30 PM

    What a freaking circus they have become, Develop Sanchez first.

  55. bovice23 says: Mar 20, 2012 3:31 PM

    Cant wait!

  56. billsfan27 says: Mar 20, 2012 3:32 PM

    Mark Sanchez just can’t win.

  57. tonyromoisterrible says: Mar 20, 2012 3:32 PM

    It would be an upgrade from hot dog.

  58. scoops1 says: Mar 20, 2012 3:33 PM

    Joe Namath would like to kids tebow

  59. patsfiend says: Mar 20, 2012 3:34 PM

    Please, Jesus, make this happen. I don’t ask for much.

  60. trollhammer20 says: Mar 20, 2012 3:34 PM

    Rex: So, Tim….what size shoes do you wear?

    Tim: *recites Lord’s Prayer*

  61. anyslacking says: Mar 20, 2012 3:35 PM

    I think bill is using some form of voodoo magic for this one

  62. redmanalishi says: Mar 20, 2012 3:35 PM

    I don’t see this happening. Tebow already refused to date Katy Perry and Kim Kardashian because they weren’t *pure* enough. Tim would probably retire before risking his soul by putting on a Jets uniform.

  63. bucrightoff says: Mar 20, 2012 3:37 PM

    And you thought Linsanity was overblown…

  64. thegonz13 says: Mar 20, 2012 3:39 PM

    Right… as if the Jets’ locker room wasn’t a big enough circus as it is!

  65. jaimelh02 says: Mar 20, 2012 3:43 PM

    Tebow would feel like he’s playing for Satan. Every other word out of Rex Ryans mouth would make Timothy sad :*(

  66. philly4lyfe says: Mar 20, 2012 3:43 PM

    Are they striving for the most incompetent qb duo in the league?

  67. garryfish says: Mar 20, 2012 3:44 PM

    Not gonna happen. Just NY sports Talking. Next thing you will know that the Giants are interested.

  68. tonyromoisterrible says: Mar 20, 2012 3:44 PM

    This solidifies the J-E-T-S as the biggest joke of a franchise in the NFL. Worst run, least desirable, over shadowed, most over hyped professional sports franchise. Getting Tebow would be par for the course, but also a better option than Sanchez. Sanchez isn’t even a game manager. He is a mole covered, pick throwing, tackling dummy.

  69. boobsmcgoo says: Mar 20, 2012 3:44 PM

    If he can make it there………

  70. ahs2 says: Mar 20, 2012 3:45 PM

    I am a huge Tebow detractor but I would never wish NY, especially as a Jet, on him due to the media alone. That is the last place that poor soul needs to go…

  71. richardhurtz says: Mar 20, 2012 3:45 PM

    Now that would be truely classic! Would Tebow run out of the locker room stuffing roseries in his ears and asking Jesu to forgive him after Rex dropped 9 F bombs on the team at halftime?

    Also, what does Jesus think about foot fetish videos?

    Please Jesus, make it happen….

  72. nfl fan says: Mar 20, 2012 3:45 PM

    That makes perfect Jets sense. Steal the headlines while having no likelihood of coming true. How about just working on being relevant again?

  73. rabidbillsfan says: Mar 20, 2012 3:46 PM

    Wait, wait, wait.. This isn’t fair to Cromartie… It was REVIS who whiffed on Tebow.

  74. duneroad says: Mar 20, 2012 3:47 PM

    Do it, and put it on Hard Knocks!

  75. truthhurtstoo says: Mar 20, 2012 3:50 PM

    pfft… that’s the best idea I’ve heard this week! Tebow and Sancheeze… a match made in heaven.

    The AFC East

  76. egonpeon says: Mar 20, 2012 3:52 PM

    I know a lot of people have some very “negative” thoughts in this and believe me you are definitely right to think that. Being a UGA fan I’ve had years of hate built up around Timmy T, he’s ruined many Saturdays for me. But there is no denying Stankchez is not a great fit to the Rex’s Jets mold. Tebow would actually be the pounding, thunderous runner that they lost with Thomas Jones. If Elway gives Tebow away then there’s no loss. Short down yardage or just another Stanchez “off the mark” day put him in and I really think the old Jets emerge.

    P.s. remember the flinch! You think Tebow would embarrass us like that?

  77. marshawnlynchlookslikepredator says: Mar 20, 2012 3:53 PM

    Is it just me, or does anyone else think it’s sad that the great comeback kid had an impressive come from behind victory when his defense only let up 13 points.

  78. sullijo1 says: Mar 20, 2012 3:55 PM

    I think it’s funny that all the Tebow haters now have to deal with him potentially landing on their teams.

  79. jakek2 says: Mar 20, 2012 3:56 PM

    Tebow can do missionary work for all of Cromartie’s kids.

  80. dlk47823 says: Mar 20, 2012 3:58 PM

    If the Jets bring in Tebow, it will be to run the option on short yardage and play some special teams. We all know he does not have the passing ability to start in the NFL. The guy we have has 3 more road playoff wins than Peyton, he’ll be fine.
    Peyton’s last game? A playoff loss to sanchez in Indy.

  81. evinnie says: Mar 20, 2012 3:59 PM

    Are they trying to drive up the price for Miami? Rex doesn’t think Tebow is a real QB, and he’s said this publicly.

  82. mramos7392 says: Mar 20, 2012 4:09 PM

    You people are idiots. They would use him in certain packages, like they did with Brad Smith. He wouldn’t be a starting QB. What is wrong with looking into signing him? He could be a productive player, and a weapon if used properly.

  83. sean6886 says: Mar 20, 2012 4:10 PM

    First off, as a Jets fan, I have to say nooooooooooo.
    Then, after picking myself off the floor, let me say, if they do pick him up, I only hope it’s to replace some of what we lost with Brad Smith. I don’t think they’d bring him in as a QB but a slash kind of guy who can also convert on 3rd down. Tebow is not a QB. Sanchez has a better arm than Tebow.
    Now, tanny, don’t go get him.

  84. sean6886 says: Mar 20, 2012 4:13 PM

    sergiofromdade says:
    Mar 20, 2012 3:05 PM
    This is the best news we’ve had all week…

    Go get him Rex!!!

    Dolphins Fans

     Not sure why you’re gloating. Who’s your QB again????? Who wants to play in Miami?

  85. psousa1 says: Mar 20, 2012 4:14 PM

    That would be a mess because Ryan would make it one. He would never be able to settle on a QB. Unless his cap hit really hurts – why wouldn’t Denver keep him as a backup and a ‘Slash’ type of player.

    Elway and Fox must really, really dislike this guy personally. Wouldn’t you keep a guy that might be able to help your team somehow someway? Maybe not as a starter but backup QB, catch the ball out of the backfield or as TE, slot, whatever. The big bastard is a strong runner with the ball. After you get past their two starting WR’s they have a serious dropoff when it comes to receivers.

  86. granadafan says: Mar 20, 2012 4:19 PM

    Well the Bible DOES say to wash someone else’s feet as a sign of humility. You know Rex Ryan is all for Tebow then.

  87. 808raiderinparadise says: Mar 20, 2012 4:19 PM

    Tebow has great toes from the jesus sandals he wears around the house

  88. khuxford says: Mar 20, 2012 4:21 PM

    mramos7392 says:
    Mar 20, 2012 4:09 PM
    You people are idiots. They would use him in certain packages, like they did with Brad Smith. He wouldn’t be a starting QB. What is wrong with looking into signing him?

    The rest of us are idiots, but you refer to signing a player already under contract by another team in an article that has TRADING in the headline? :p

  89. happster says: Mar 20, 2012 4:22 PM

    The Jets front office is almost as much of a mess as their coaching staff. Peyton, a guy with unresolved spinal issues, becomes available and the whole world is told that the Jets want him. Oops, he doesn’t want to be a Jet. Sorry Mark, here is a big fat extension and a hallmark card. What’s the philosophy there, if they pay and extend him like a big gamer, he’ll actually be able to win a big game someday??!!?? Now an unproven rookie with slightly more stupid mistakes throwing the ball than uninformed fanatics following him becomes available, and they’re jumping at him now too. What if they lose Tebow too? How do they convince Mark they’re confident in him now? Extend him to age 50? Nothing like seeing the NY Jets floundering in the front office, with their loud mouth coach eating crow on the sidelines.

  90. jeff d. says: Mar 20, 2012 4:22 PM

    The JETS might very well have found the only QB in NFL history with a lower completion percentage than Sanchez.

    Good going. Oh yeah, Sporano is running the offense now, nevermind. Wildcat all over again.

    Too funny.

  91. infectorman says: Mar 20, 2012 4:23 PM

    watched that game with particular interest last year being a Pats fan in anticipation of what we’d be facing later in the year.
    Have to give it up for the Jets D for 90% of the game, then Cromagnon-martie wanted NO PART of Tebow barreling toward him during his game-clinching TD run.
    Funny thing is, used in the right context with the a sub-package of plays designed for him, he could truly wreak havoc on NFL Defenses.
    Some smart, crafty forward thinking HC/OC could make this kid a real weapon, just not sure he’ll ever be anything more than that, since his mechanics are SO bad throwing the ball

  92. cpoled says: Mar 20, 2012 4:24 PM

    In inquiring what it would cost to acquire arguably the best quartback in the game today is due diligence. In inquiring what it would cost to acquire arguably the worst(statistically) quartback in the game today is just plain STUPID!

  93. mungman69 says: Mar 20, 2012 4:29 PM

    Maybe the cowgirls will take him.

  94. cuda1234 says: Mar 20, 2012 4:32 PM

    Here are Tebow’s ranks for 2011:
    passer rating – 40th
    completion % – 60th
    yards – 31st
    TD’s – 28th

    The guys was AWFUL, why is he always in the news?

  95. karl422 says: Mar 20, 2012 5:05 PM

    Jets will use him as God intended him to be used. TE, FB, RB, WR and wildcat QB. He has a lot of natural talent that you can’t teach. Being a pure dropback QB is not one of them.

  96. nofaceangler718 says: Mar 20, 2012 5:09 PM

    Has anyone who says you can make him a weapon ever watched him play. Every gm, he crapped it up for the first 3 qrtrs. He couldn’t even run the ball, let alone throw a completion. Though I’m an amateur, it didn’t look to me like he was reading any defenses. It was the defense and luck that kept them ingames for him to make a few plays at the end of the game. But most of his plays were a result of mistakes made by coaches or players. He has only been successful because his opponents underestimate him so much that he is able to do 2 or 3 things right in the 4th qrtr. His defense should get the credit, not him.

  97. spellingcops says: Mar 20, 2012 5:12 PM

    toad8572 says: Mar 20, 2012 3:13 PM

    Hahahahaha!!! As a Chargers fan, I get the joke!! Good one!!
    As a chargers fan, you ARE the joke.

  98. nannymcsack says: Mar 20, 2012 5:13 PM

    should help them win the division considering how well he played against the patriots…not.

  99. deconjonesbitchslap says: Mar 20, 2012 5:32 PM

    he’d be starting by week 3!

    i can’t think of a media outlet that would be worse for Tebow than New York.

  100. bubba703 says: Mar 20, 2012 5:36 PM

    I believe given their respective personal obsessions, one could conclude Tebow and Ryan might make good soul (sole) mates.

  101. RyanFeet says: Mar 20, 2012 5:41 PM

    In Tebow I trust!

    I am saying it now…. I absolutely guarantee a Superbown victory this upcoming season now that Tebow is with us!

    If not I’ll kiss all of the PFT members feet. … which is not so bad becuase I love feet! 🙂

    I mean after all, there has to be some consiquences for not being able to deliver on a guarantee.

    – Rexy

  102. denverdude7 says: Mar 20, 2012 5:42 PM

    Cleveland should give Tebow a chance.

    After all, they won’t be winning anything for at least another decade anyway so they may as well give the 20 or so fans they have left a reason to show up.

    I pitty whoever they draft. It’s dark, it’s dreary, and the front office hasn’t got a clue.

    The new “Most Dysfunctional Franchise” is hereby awarded to the Cleveland Browns.

  103. jets4gold says: Mar 20, 2012 5:56 PM

    Give Denver a 7th rounder, why not

  104. gla55jaw says: Mar 20, 2012 6:23 PM

    I was thinking of this, because if Sparano is going to use a lot of Wildcat in the offense, who better than Tebow?

  105. jets8080 says: Mar 20, 2012 6:29 PM

    As a jets fan…..please don’t let tebow on the jets. If. This happens, I’m done with the jets. Please Rex and woody Johnson don’t do it……plus the jets have a lot other holes on defense and offense to fix first….no tebow.

  106. plowe70 says: Mar 21, 2012 8:32 AM

    Jets are already heading on the wrong direction. Tebow can keep this backwards train moving.

  107. mkleinheinz says: Mar 21, 2012 10:15 AM

    Simply freaking amazing. Let’s take a quick trip in the Tebow time machine:

    1) First Sophmore to win the Heisman
    2) 2 BCS ational championships at U of F
    3) All time SEC records in rushing TDs and passing efficiency
    3) Took the Broncos from 1-4 to 8-8 and to the
    divisional round in his first year as a starter

    And everybody wants to make him a backup? A tight end? Fullback? Situational QB?

    Why? Because Elway doesn’t like him? Bad throwing mechanics? Poor accuracy? Give me break. I’m no Tebowmaniac, but the guys’ a champion. I’ll take that over most all NFL QBs any day of the week, including Sanchez. So put the Kool Aid down and back slowly away…

  108. rabidbillsfan says: Mar 23, 2012 12:44 PM

    Congrat MK, you recited Tebows COLLEGE resume. He hasn’t won anything yet at the NFL level. A playoff game where he was outplayed doesn’t count as a win. In College he was the best ATHLETE on the field, in the NFL, he is just another Average Joe

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