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Report: Tebow will choose between Jags and Jets

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I’ve been saying for the past two days that the Broncos should let Tim Tebow pick his next team.  Indeed, without Tebow’s efforts in 2011, quarterback Peyton Manning never would have given a second look at the Broncos.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, that’s precisely how it will happen.  Tebow will decide whether he’s traded to the Jets or the Jaguars.

It won’t be an easy decision.  In Jacksonville, he’d be going home — and he’d likely end up starting, if not right away then not long after the billboards go up on the First Coast.  In New York, he’d be going to a team whose front office and coaching staff want him, but he wouldn’t be playing more than a limited, Wildcat role.

At least until Mark Sanchez starts throwing a bunch of interceptions and the billboards go up in Times Square.

It won’t be an easy choice, but he’s got a much better chance of long-term security and success in Jacksonville, since owner Shad Khan is the one who undoubtedly pushed for Tebow.  In New York, failure of the current regime eventually would result in Tebow likely being run out of town all over again.

UPDATE 8:56 p.m. ET:  And, of course, Tebow has picked the Jets.

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69 Responses to “Report: Tebow will choose between Jags and Jets”
  1. yodelpoo says: Mar 21, 2012 8:46 PM

    This is hilarious.

  2. jaggedmark says: Mar 21, 2012 8:46 PM

    If I was Tebow, I’d pick the better team (Jets). I’d go into New York City, rip Sanchez’s heart out, show it to him, then take his job.

  3. tennesseeoilers says: Mar 21, 2012 8:46 PM

    As crazy as this offseason’s been? Tebow will pick … the JETS !!!

  4. steelernationsparksjealousy says: Mar 21, 2012 8:46 PM

    Jags

  5. sullijo1 says: Mar 21, 2012 8:47 PM

    Will the Broncos get the 4th, 6th and $5M either way?

  6. bikeman99 says: Mar 21, 2012 8:47 PM

    Easy decision Jaguars, it’s home

  7. ronswansonsdinner says: Mar 21, 2012 8:47 PM

    Is this the first time someone has had the option to choose where he wants to go via trade?

  8. austskate says: Mar 21, 2012 8:47 PM

    Words cannot describe how embarrassed I am to be a Jets fan right now

  9. jetslag44years says: Mar 21, 2012 8:47 PM

    The Jets could have the best 1-2 punch at QB in the NFL

  10. jagwar73 says: Mar 21, 2012 8:48 PM

    Come home Tim!

  11. tjacks7 says: Mar 21, 2012 8:48 PM

    He may not be great, but I think he can beat out Henne, Sanchez and the guy the Jags drafted last year. I bet he picks the jags since Sanchez just signed an extension.

  12. santamoss says: Mar 21, 2012 8:48 PM

    Everything you wrote after “It won’t be an easy decision” makes the point that it should be a pretty easy decision.

  13. momsasaynt says: Mar 21, 2012 8:48 PM

    Go to Jax nothing in New York is good for you.

  14. dcrams20 says: Mar 21, 2012 8:48 PM

    Great news!

  15. cuda1234 says: Mar 21, 2012 8:48 PM

    Elway better get the best deal for the Broncos – that’s his job. Hasn’t he’s already done enough to stroke boy wonder’s ego. Elway doesn’t owe Tebow squat.

  16. underrated49ers says: Mar 21, 2012 8:48 PM

    Hmmmm tough decision!

  17. coleman121280 says: Mar 21, 2012 8:48 PM

    He’s better off in jacksonville.

  18. Mike Klingensmith says: Mar 21, 2012 8:48 PM

    I think I would just retire if those were my two choices.

  19. jmag420 says: Mar 21, 2012 8:49 PM

    What a simple decision. JAGUARS! Go to your hometown Tebow. Stay far away from NJ.

  20. chawk12thman says: Mar 21, 2012 8:49 PM

    Jags is his best choice. However, from fan stand point, I would look forward to him showing up in Seattle when they play the Jets this coming season.

  21. maxbelmont says: Mar 21, 2012 8:49 PM

    Tebow gets to choose where he gets to play? I didn’t realize that he has earned that right.

  22. KIR says: Mar 21, 2012 8:49 PM

    Rex Ryan is like the boyfriend who keeps on cheating and every time he gets caught he promises to never do it again.

  23. somatg3 says: Mar 21, 2012 8:49 PM

    wow- thats pretty cool. sounds like the broncos are really doing right by tebow. good for him

  24. rolltide510 says: Mar 21, 2012 8:49 PM

    You kind of lost me at the “it won’t be an easy choice” part.

  25. canetic says: Mar 21, 2012 8:49 PM

    Tebow’s Choice: Dumb or Dumber

  26. gd1977 says: Mar 21, 2012 8:50 PM

    No brainer, Jags

  27. vikingdoode says: Mar 21, 2012 8:50 PM

    he’d be better off in NY….

  28. baltimorons says: Mar 21, 2012 8:50 PM

    Failure of the regime in JETSville is right around the corner.

  29. ragingsea says: Mar 21, 2012 8:50 PM

    He’ll obviously pick the Jags.

  30. fishfiletkray says: Mar 21, 2012 8:50 PM

    Something tells me its Jags.

  31. jimmysee says: Mar 21, 2012 8:51 PM

    Tebow to JAX makes the most sense.

    Tebow to Jets is insanity.

    (Didn’t the Jets learn, like, anything, from Favre?)

  32. thetooloftools says: Mar 21, 2012 8:51 PM

    If I’m Denver.. I keep Tebow. Why just throw him away? Coach him up Payton. What does Manning have to lose by showing Tim the ropes? Denver is making a serious mistake if they just give Tebow away to get him off the roster. I don’t see him being a distraction if he tells his zealots to stand down.

  33. scoops1 says: Mar 21, 2012 8:51 PM

    Please go to the Jets….FireMan Ed can use your prayers…..

  34. KIR says: Mar 21, 2012 8:51 PM

    Tebow might not be a good QB but he’s a great leader. I think that’s the primary reason the Jets are bringing him in to teach Sanchez a few things about leadership.

  35. cutthajokes says: Mar 21, 2012 8:51 PM

    Better write another story about him going to the Jets.

  36. hender22 says: Mar 21, 2012 8:52 PM

    I thought nobody wanted Tebow, yet 5 or 6 teams reportedly made offers… Good call Billick.

  37. armchairqb says: Mar 21, 2012 8:52 PM

    Wait … one team wants him to play QB. Another team wants him to play QB/WR/RB gadget play decoy guy.

    Call me crazy, but that doesn’t sound like a very tough decision to me.

  38. anniell says: Mar 21, 2012 8:52 PM

    ESPN reporting now it’s the Jets. What a soap opera today has been in the NFL.

  39. jbl429 says: Mar 21, 2012 8:53 PM

    As much as I’d love to see the circus in New York, there’s no question he’s going to pick Jacksonville.

  40. helixir1 says: Mar 21, 2012 8:53 PM

    Tebow does not belong in New York. He fits perfectly in Jacksonville. New york fans don’t deserve him. The Jag fans that are left deserve something to cheer for. Tim, please pick Jacksonville. God Bless

  41. andyreidisfat says: Mar 21, 2012 8:53 PM

    Look I don’t even think tebow is any good and I really hate the religious crap. That being said, how great would it be if Jacksonville played Denver in the playoffs in Denver and tebow beat the great manning. Seriously I would pay lots if bucks to see horse face if that happens !

  42. jetslag44years says: Mar 21, 2012 8:53 PM

    I was Tebowing at work and it got me a raise, if u know what I mean

  43. ninerfan94954 says: Mar 21, 2012 8:53 PM

    What choice, who needs all the drama of the Jets…go to Jacksonville and get a good shot at playing time and see what happens.

  44. barneyrumble says: Mar 21, 2012 8:53 PM

    He gets to pick where he is traded to? Wow, how often does that happen? And is this just another development in a long day of must see PFT?

  45. baconholybacon says: Mar 21, 2012 8:53 PM

    For Tebow, there’s no choosing involved. Jags all the way. Better the devil you know, as the saying goes…

  46. phillysports25 says: Mar 21, 2012 8:54 PM

    Adam Schefter is now reporting that Tebow HAS been traded to the Jets. Broncos receive 4th and 6th. Jets receive Tebow and a 7th.

  47. hawkitnow says: Mar 21, 2012 8:54 PM

    Oh man. The anticipation is killing me. This is bigger than the Manning sweepstakes…

  48. i10east says: Mar 21, 2012 8:54 PM

    Tebow is a Jet!!!

  49. thenewenglandpatriots12 says: Mar 21, 2012 8:55 PM

    Gotta believe Tebow will chose the Jaguars, a team that has a run-heavy offense and its his home town team. Plus the Jets are total opposites of every thing good that Tim stands for.

  50. ahs2 says: Mar 21, 2012 8:55 PM

    The only reason they’re letting Tebow choose is because it’s identical compensation…let’s not kid ourselves here. They owe him nothing, “it’s a business” as we’re constantly told.

  51. wnstonchill says: Mar 21, 2012 8:55 PM

    Add Da Bears to that list of potential teams will ya??!! We need Tebow because it’ll be the first time there’s been a LEADER at Halas Hall since Lovie Smith was hired as head coach!!!!

  52. gotampabay52 says: Mar 21, 2012 8:56 PM

    Hate for any team to have to have bim or their team. I never been a new york fan nor a jag fan. Tebow dont go to NY just go to the jags they already got taros on their seats no one wants to watch play you playing its like nascar we are waiting for you to wreck or get wrecked dont mess with NY we are still getting over 911 go mess up your hometown go home mamas virgin little boy

  53. jc327 says: Mar 21, 2012 8:56 PM

    Aaaaaannnnd, I’m an idiot. Wowee. Jets it is.

  54. qdogmania says: Mar 21, 2012 8:57 PM

    Why would Denver let him choose his destination? That’s the stupidest thing I’ve heard on here since the 93 posts about Manning’s retired jersey. Is NBC telling him to be an idiot now?

  55. nflfollower says: Mar 21, 2012 8:58 PM

    I would rather compete with sanchez for playing time if I were tebow. Plus new York is a bigger stage for him to witness from.

  56. opie333 says: Mar 21, 2012 8:58 PM

    Go home! Man! Jaguar’s will be back in the playoffs and we can listen to espn say he can’t throw he don’t know what he’s doing how lucky he is. Mabe he’s just a winner! I haven’t herd that yet! He draws the best out of he’s teammates through hard work and dedication! That what makes a leader!

  57. babyhorsemorgan says: Mar 21, 2012 8:58 PM

    Schefter later said that the Broncos would do the best deal for themselves, not Tebow. Which is what they did.

  58. ahs2 says: Mar 21, 2012 9:01 PM

    swing and a miss!!!!!!

  59. dcrams20 says: Mar 21, 2012 9:02 PM

    …and Rams fans let out a big sigh of relief!

  60. radrntn says: Mar 21, 2012 9:04 PM

    Gods greatest stage = NYC

  61. vikesfansteve says: Mar 21, 2012 9:07 PM

    So much for the I miss the south B.S.

  62. wnstonchill says: Mar 21, 2012 9:10 PM

    Tebow doesn’t deserve Rex (the anti-christ) Ryan! He’ll pick Jacksonville because at least his head coach will know how to define “class” and “leadership”.

  63. tom62215 says: Mar 21, 2012 9:10 PM

    Luck is the next Gabbert.

  64. dannyutah13 says: Mar 21, 2012 9:14 PM

    Its funny how many people think he should choose the Jetties. Why the heck would he do that??? Really??? A team with a locker room full of selfish a-holes over a Fla team? If its up to him I’ll sh*t little green apples if he goes with the Jets.

  65. grogansheroes says: Mar 21, 2012 9:15 PM

    jetslag44years says:
    Mar 21, 2012 8:47 PM
    The Jets could have the best 1-2 punch at QB in the NFL

    The Jets could have the best 1-2 punch line at QB in the NFL. There fixed it for ya.

  66. dannyutah13 says: Mar 21, 2012 9:15 PM

    Holy sh*t the apples are a flyin

  67. hooterdawg says: Mar 21, 2012 10:14 PM

    “…not long after the billboards go up on the First Coast. ”

    Otherwise known as the Least Coast.

  68. zoidenflak says: Mar 21, 2012 10:14 PM

    jetslag44years says:
    The Jets could have the best 1-2 punch at QB in the NFL
    ——————————————————-
    Please, please, tell me this is sarcasm…. And there isn’t someone running loose in the world who actually thinks this.

  69. trojan33sc says: Mar 21, 2012 10:47 PM

    Jags were the better move, major mistake here !!!

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