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Contract issue arises, Jets must wait to formalize Tebow trade

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The Jets announced on Thursday night that Tim Tebow’s introductory press conference won’t take place until Monday. The reason, apparently, is that yet another issue has arisen with Tebow’s contract.

The previous contract issue that arose, about whether the Jets or the Broncos would be on the hook for salary advances Tebow had received, nearly killed the deal. This time, the Associated Press reports, it appears to be just a technicality, and Tebow will sign a rewritten contract and officially join the Jets once the league office approves that deal.

Tebow has already visited the Jets’ facilities and participated in a conference call introducing him to the New York media, and from all indications this latest contract snag will merely delay Tebow’s official introduction until after the weekend, and the trade is not in jeopardy.

Still, it’s odd that two contractual snags have arisen after the deal was agreed upon. Maybe Pat Robertson is right and somebody up there doesn’t want this trade to happen.

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61 Responses to “Contract issue arises, Jets must wait to formalize Tebow trade”
  1. joetoronto says: Mar 23, 2012 6:49 AM

    This is amazing, someone deserves to get fired.

  2. idealisticapathetic says: Mar 23, 2012 6:52 AM

    yawn.

  3. empireredd says: Mar 23, 2012 6:53 AM

    Divine intervention

  4. staffordsyear says: Mar 23, 2012 6:53 AM

    As jaguars fans hold their breathe..

  5. larryboodry says: Mar 23, 2012 6:54 AM

    Jets = Dysfunctional

  6. 1brocktacular says: Mar 23, 2012 6:57 AM

    How about having Pat negotiate the contract!

  7. e23r0 says: Mar 23, 2012 6:59 AM

    *yawn* Move along, nothing to see here.

  8. phillyforlife says: Mar 23, 2012 7:00 AM

    Since when does a back up QB need a presser

  9. jenniferxxx says: Mar 23, 2012 7:04 AM

    Booooo booooo Sanchez. You’re a bum. Booooo …

    We want Tebow … we want Tebow.

    (a glimpse into the future)

  10. Quixote says: Mar 23, 2012 7:07 AM

    I noticed that the Broncos gave an advance to Manning as well. Is that a common practice or just a Bronco practice? It is a good way to give the player up front money without getting into salary cap trouble down the road.

  11. Quixote says: Mar 23, 2012 7:08 AM

    joetoronto, I agree. Clean out your desk by noon.

  12. cecilbower says: Mar 23, 2012 7:11 AM

    It would be hilarious if Tebow refused to sign the amended contract.

  13. nflofficeadmin says: Mar 23, 2012 7:16 AM

    All the qualities required to work in the Redskins HR department.

  14. slaughterrt says: Mar 23, 2012 7:18 AM

    Whoever is writing the contracts in NY must not want Teblow.

  15. joetoronto says: Mar 23, 2012 7:19 AM

    Quixote says:
    Mar 23, 2012 7:07 AM
    I noticed that the Broncos gave an advance to Manning as well. Is that a common practice or just a Bronco practice? It is a good way to give the player up front money without getting into salary cap trouble down the road.
    ***************************************************
    Talk about living under a rock, WTF?

  16. richkotitte says: Mar 23, 2012 7:20 AM

    As Sahid Kahn twists his moustache yet again and says to Gene Smith, ” you MUST make it happen this third time, but if not, I will still have zero regrets!!”

  17. speedmanvi says: Mar 23, 2012 7:29 AM

    Can’t wait until the politician Tebow proves to the world that he is not a NFL QB but an agenda pusher and just like any other politician; all about the money.

  18. cubear34 says: Mar 23, 2012 7:31 AM

    Oh darn, another day wasted. Im sure Tebow is just chomping at the bit to get to work on his pine riding skills. Maybe the jets are having second thoughts realizing that they now have two worthless QB’s.

  19. nflfollower says: Mar 23, 2012 7:35 AM

    I must have missed drew stantons press conference….you know, the original backup qb the jets picked up? Why didn’t he get one?

  20. wingz101 says: Mar 23, 2012 7:38 AM

    The more this goes along the more it seems like the Jets traded for this guy in a last minute mad rush to get publicity. No checking the contract, signing another back up first who is now angry, and before that extending Sanchez, who must now feel like he’ll be benched anytime anything goes wrong on offense.

    And Tony Sparano, he of the super lame 2011 Miami offense, is gonna run the show? Hello 4-12 season …

  21. thegonz13 says: Mar 23, 2012 7:40 AM

    What were the Jets thinking???????????

  22. truthhurtstoo says: Mar 23, 2012 7:42 AM

    the jets FO is stupid… that is all.

  23. bigvinnyinjax says: Mar 23, 2012 7:43 AM

    This has truly been the biggest cluster-youknowwhat that I’ve ever seen in professional sports. The Jets should be humiliated.

  24. billinva says: Mar 23, 2012 7:44 AM

    Typical Jets.

    Tebow should have language inserted that makes Sanchez his towel boy. The Jets don’t read the contracts anyway.

  25. winninitall says: Mar 23, 2012 7:46 AM

    This is unexceptable, the GM needs to read contracts thoroughly before excepting trades. Susupend the GM for 8 games Goodell, just because you can.

  26. nardointhenati says: Mar 23, 2012 7:50 AM

    Nice to see the Jets legal department is as top quality as their team. Haha

  27. iluvwikileaks says: Mar 23, 2012 7:53 AM

    Jets going to make things a bit easier for Dolphins, Pats, and even Bills this coming season. What a mess.

  28. wewantmoretebowandfavrearticles says: Mar 23, 2012 7:59 AM

    How hilarious would it be if Peyton injured his neck again in the next 24 hours and was ruled out for the season, forcing the Broncos to cancel this trade and keep Tebow as the starting quarterback?

  29. cuda1234 says: Mar 23, 2012 8:00 AM

    There’s going to be an introductory press conference for a BACKUP qb? A guy who had one of the worst statistical years in NFL history last year? Are you kidding me?

  30. ampats says: Mar 23, 2012 8:00 AM

    Its the Jets, what do you expect?

    Dysfunction is their middle name.

  31. luvnlfe says: Mar 23, 2012 8:01 AM

    Looks to me like God is trying to tell the Jets that is is a very bad idea….soon there will be lightning bolts and black clouds over Manhattan….

  32. flsharkvictim says: Mar 23, 2012 8:04 AM

    Tell you what all you Jet fans!! There is a new sheriff in town and his name is Mr Tebow! Mr Sanchez better watch his %%$% or you know what’s going to happen he will be on the bench.

  33. larrydavid7000 says: Mar 23, 2012 8:05 AM

    who’s running that organization ?!?! o ya dumbtanebaum and a f-up. coach which equal a stupid owner.

  34. pastabelly says: Mar 23, 2012 8:18 AM

    As a Patriots fan, the drama of the Jets has been getting old and boring for a while and the drama of Tebow just got really old really fast. Wouldn’t it be great if they just shut up for once and just play the games? I am amused that everyone out there just hates the Patriots while this ridiculous sideshow 200 miles south goes on its merry way of being the most obnoxious franchise in sports.

  35. vaphinfan says: Mar 23, 2012 8:24 AM

    Its easy to like Tebow when he played for the broncos but its hard to like him with Rex Ryan and the Jets. Seems to me the “Tebowmania” is going to be over the first time he makes a bad pass in NY with their fans and media.

  36. SteveBeans says: Mar 23, 2012 8:33 AM

    “Since when does a back up QB need a presser”

    Great question. It’s incredible how overrated this guy is by his fans. What’s not surprising is how the media is taking advantage of that by making this story bigger than an actual star player moving teams.

  37. PriorKnowledge says: Mar 23, 2012 8:35 AM

    Divine interception?

  38. vincentbojackson says: Mar 23, 2012 8:39 AM

    Can the Jets do anything without stepping in a huge steaming pile of crap?

  39. gobs56 says: Mar 23, 2012 8:41 AM

    @phillyforlife – Backup QBs need a press conference when they are overpaid and over hyped… AKA Vince “The Dream Team” Young

  40. mensamember says: Mar 23, 2012 8:44 AM

    Oh my God, the Jets are : choose one from the following:
    1 a circus
    2 a train wreck
    3 scum of the earth
    4 crappy football team led by a fat coach who loves feet
    5 top to bottom as dysfunctional as a team can get
    6 a good team not afraid to make moves to improve the team, that has had success under their coach, GM and QB

    scoring
    1 to 5 : Idiot and Hater
    6: You know a little bit about football and have an objective point of view

  41. thatguywhoisactuallyamiamisportsfan says: Mar 23, 2012 8:48 AM

    This is what happens when John Elway actually touches a contract and doesn’t just talk.

  42. geauxjay says: Mar 23, 2012 8:53 AM

    Has anyone talked yet about how Roger Goodell rigged the announcement of a still-not-completed-two-days-later Tim Tebow trade to coincide with the Saints punishment announcements?

    I mean, come on. It’s so obvious. The anger and backlash connected to the ridiculous punishment has been muted and in some cases ignored because all the “national” media wants to talk about is that TIM TEBOW IS COMING TO NEW YORK CITY!

    All you have to do is turn on ESPN to realize that this is a fact.

  43. jmc000 says: Mar 23, 2012 8:54 AM

    *fail safe of screwing over the Broncos if they ever fired him and then tried to trade Tebow

  44. longsufferinjetsfan says: Mar 23, 2012 8:54 AM

    Divine interception?

    You can’t intercept a ball thrown from a guy who can’t throw!!

  45. z561 says: Mar 23, 2012 8:56 AM

    Jags, tarps, Los Angeles.

    There, thought I’d finish your article for you.

  46. racksie says: Mar 23, 2012 9:06 AM

    Turns out, Tebow loves the drama. Sort of seems like he likes to see his name in whatever context it takes to get it out there.

  47. cuda1234 says: Mar 23, 2012 9:41 AM

    Has Tebow officially become the Kim Kardashian of the NFL – simply famous for being famous?

  48. nfl fan says: Mar 23, 2012 9:52 AM

    Same old Jets Rex, same old Jets.

  49. southbeachtalent says: Mar 23, 2012 10:01 AM

    mensamember says:
    Mar 23, 2012 8:44 AM
    Oh my God, the Jets are : choose one from the following:
    1 a circus
    2 a train wreck
    3 scum of the earth
    4 crappy football team led by a fat coach who loves feet
    5 top to bottom as dysfunctional as a team can get
    6 a good team not afraid to make moves to improve the team, that has had success under their coach, GM and QB

    scoring
    1 to 5 : Idiot and Hater
    6: You know a little bit about football and have an objective point of view
    __________________________________

    How about this, why sign Tebow in a highly volitile situation where Sanchez is still growing and is very sensitive. Ryan and Sanchez have had public feuds and this will only hurt that relationship.

    We both can agree that Sanchez will have a bad game, guess what happens next? Guess who brought this on to themselves? Yep, that’s the problem. I say NY fans will be chanting for Tebow after the first pick Sanchez throws. I actually have a pool going with my freinds, I say Tebow starts by game 6.

    Happiest man in the league, John Elway.

  50. southbeachtalent says: Mar 23, 2012 10:04 AM

    wow

    *volatile

    *friends

  51. gimmeabruschi says: Mar 23, 2012 10:09 AM

    I think it is obvious the best way this story ends is that Tebow goes to his hometown Jags who sure as hell need a boost to stave off the siren’s call from a small market to LA. What the hell do the Jags have to lose in that? The future Hall of Famer Gabbert?

    The worst way it ends is a good guy gets forced into a den of iniquity by an anti-christ look alike GM.

    Why the hell the jets got in on this escapes me, other than to be the nuisance they always are, poking their smelly nose where it’s not wanted. They are a pestilence to this league.

  52. randomguy9999 says: Mar 23, 2012 10:13 AM

    there’s no rush…. he won’t be a QB anytime soon….

  53. cleverbob says: Mar 23, 2012 10:24 AM

    What’s the deal with the cash advance anyway? Was Tim spending a little too much “making it rain” for his favorite local single mom charity?

    I keed, I keed. But still, I am unfamiliar with these team provided cash advances, and I don’t live under a rock…

  54. wtf_seriously says: Mar 23, 2012 10:51 AM

    I chuckle everytime I read a comment stating the writer is sick of reading about the Jets.

    1. It’s the media you should be whining too, since they won’t let the Jets use the men’s room in peace.

    2. If you don’t like the media pounding Jets stories down your throat, well….DONT READ THEM!!! Derp a derp

    In closing…
    Welcome to NYC, Tebow!!

  55. squared80 says: Mar 23, 2012 10:52 AM

    Ah, yes. Another story about a player in the NFL who doesn’t even have the skill to be there.

  56. yahmule says: Mar 23, 2012 10:57 AM

    I would give up fourth and sixth rounders just to get this snivelling phony and his idiot fans out of Denver.

  57. bozosforall says: Mar 23, 2012 11:20 AM

    If the deal actually goes through, the Jets had better beware of “The Wrath of Khan”.

  58. bigbluelou says: Mar 23, 2012 11:22 AM

    Tebow will be starting by Week 6.

  59. bozosforall says: Mar 23, 2012 11:25 AM

    gimmeabruschi says:
    Mar 23, 2012 10:09 AM
    I think it is obvious the best way this story ends is that Tebow goes to his hometown Jags who sure as hell need a boost to stave off the siren’s call from a small market to LA. What the hell do the Jags have to lose in that? The future Hall of Famer Gabbert?

    The worst way it ends is a good guy gets forced into a den of iniquity by an anti-christ look alike GM.

    Why the hell the jets got in on this escapes me, other than to be the nuisance they always are, poking their smelly nose where it’s not wanted. They are a pestilence to this league.

    __
    The only pestilence to this league is you whiny bandwagon Pats fans. Pre-2001, you all were nowhere to be found, much like the closely-related pre-2004 Red Sox fan base, the pre-2007 Celtics fan base or the pre-2011 Bruins fan base. Bandwagoners all. Can’t wait to see how fast you all disappear once the barren 1990s results reappear.

  60. annes22 says: Mar 23, 2012 11:38 AM

    Can’t wait if he starts for the Jets. That will be a recipe for disaster, unless Chad Pennington can teach him how to throw between now and the start of the season. He’s worse than Sanchez if that’s possible!!

  61. davidcl77 says: Mar 24, 2012 11:09 PM

    Horseteeth Elway (got enough $ to fix those damn things?) has screwed up big time. Scenario: 300 lb goon mauls Manning and in comes Caleb Hanie! way to go HT!

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