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Report: Tebow will ask to be traded or released


In a move that will surprise no one — not even the most ardent believer that Tim Tebow will absorb any and all indignities and then say he’s “excited” for more — Tebow will ask to be traded or released by the Jets if Greg McElroy starts the last two games of the season, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.

Tebow surely won’t say anything publicly.  Privately, he’ll make his beliefs known.

Of course, he may not have to.  Why keep a guy that you rarely use?  Unless the Jets simply don’t want to have to worry about facing him in the future, they should let him go.

Tebow, we’d previously been told, picked the Jets over the Jaguars because he believed that Jets coach Rex Ryan desperately wanted Tebow on the team, and fully intended to use him.  In Jacksonville, owner Shahid Khan was pro-Tebow, but the front office and coaching staff were lukewarm.

The Jets could have given the job to Tebow for the final two weeks in the hopes of building trade value.  But if, as Erik Kuselias pointed out during tonight’s edition of Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network, Tebow had performed well in those two games, the green-and-white Tebowmaniacs may have loudly clamored for Tebow to get a crack at the starting job next season.

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149 Responses to “Report: Tebow will ask to be traded or released”
  1. moerawn says: Dec 18, 2012 7:58 PM

    Three words: Jacks. On.Ville

  2. rickincali says: Dec 18, 2012 7:58 PM

    Tebow never belonged in that classless organization, and I predict he’ll be stuck there longer than Ryan and the GM. They won’t let him go immediately for nothing.

  3. vbe2 says: Dec 18, 2012 7:58 PM

    Nobody wants him, not in the NFL. Not as a starter.

  4. pilot2011 says: Dec 18, 2012 7:58 PM

    we all know Tim is a backup qb in this league. But the guy belongs on a team for so many more reasons than just holding a clip more.

    He needs to be in a system where he and the starter play the same type of game, so if one goes down then the system is already equiped for the next man up.

    Trade Matt Flynn to the New York Jets, and let Tebow backup Russell Wilson.

  5. bernieb79 says: Dec 18, 2012 7:59 PM

    What a tool.

  6. jrfrom508 says: Dec 18, 2012 7:59 PM

    I’d love to see him in NE. BB and McDaniels (assuming McDaniels doesn’t leave) could use him in some different ways. The jets couldn’t do anything with Woodhead for crying out loud, under utilizing is the
    team MO. Come on over here Tebow, there’s plenty of success to go around.

  7. mancave001 says: Dec 18, 2012 7:59 PM

    This pretty much shows the total incompetence of the Jets organization. They could’ve handled all of this so much better.

  8. djteknision1200 says: Dec 18, 2012 8:00 PM

    Tebow should have requested his release weeks ago!!

  9. blacknole08 says: Dec 18, 2012 8:00 PM

    Funny thing is Tebow wanted to be traded there.

  10. bigblu73 says: Dec 18, 2012 8:00 PM

    Cant blame the guy! He couldnt possibly do worse than Sanchez, and the fact that they are opting to start McElroy instead of Tebow is insult to injury! A real slap in my opinion. Say whst you wanna he did beat the Steelers last year in the playoffs. That shouldve been worth a couple of starts at the end of a lost season IJS

  11. seabreezes51 says: Dec 18, 2012 8:01 PM

    If he wants to stay in the league he needs to become a fullback.

  12. brenenostler says: Dec 18, 2012 8:01 PM

    Please ship him to Jacksonville where there’s no media.

  13. whitecastleisafoodgroup says: Dec 18, 2012 8:01 PM

    Trade you for what exactly? Tim, it’s over buddy. Take your cash and go home in two weeks.

  14. santolonius says: Dec 18, 2012 8:02 PM

    and now the jets don’t even have to worry about facing tebow in the future, since they have effectively destroyed his development.

  15. hatesycophants says: Dec 18, 2012 8:03 PM

    You sound like the rest of these lovesick “fans”. Professional football men in Denver, New York and Jacksonville have determined that Tebow isn’t a starting QB. But, you would have them start him based strictly on the advice of religious fanatics and you?

  16. kattykathy says: Dec 18, 2012 8:03 PM

    The Jets are run by a collection of inept boneheads.

    Woody Johnson is probably the most clueless owner in the league if he keeps Rex as coach, Tannebum as GM.

    Rex is waaaaaay overrated(especially by himself) as a head coach, and completely bungled this Tebow charade.

    Tannebum cant draft a quality player if his life depended on it, and is ruining his own career by not firing Rex, and straightening out the Tebow mess.

  17. m1000be says: Dec 18, 2012 8:03 PM

    You picked the Jets, so suck it up. That’s my advice. You’re not a starter QB anywhere in the league.

  18. donreid1027 says: Dec 18, 2012 8:05 PM

    How does Tannenbaum still have a job! What competent GM handcuffs their franchise with the kind of contract they gave Sanchez???? ludicrous

  19. superputman says: Dec 18, 2012 8:06 PM

    I bet they could get a 7th rounder and a Coke for him. Well, maybe not the 7th rounder.. or a Coke.. but maybe a store brand cola of some kind.

  20. mazblast says: Dec 18, 2012 8:06 PM

    I think that the first move of the next Jets GM will be to give Tebow his wish. Tim has been the good soldier through all of the chaos of the Jets’ season, and he deserves to be allowed to find his own opportunities.

    If not, I wouldn’t blame Tebow for looking skyward and saying, “I know it’s all part of your plan, Lord, but could you give this mere mortal a clue as to what your plan IS?”

  21. pisano says: Dec 18, 2012 8:07 PM

    It’s best for all concerned, now if Sanchez will take the cue.

  22. Deb says: Dec 18, 2012 8:07 PM

    Why did they sign Sanchez to that big contract when he really hadn’t proved himself? Why then bring in Tebow and never really do anything with him? It’s all been so bizarre. Greg’s a good QB. I wish him luck in the final two games.

  23. bgoochy says: Dec 18, 2012 8:07 PM

    Start learning to play TE, Timmy boy. It’s the only way you’re going to stay in the NFL.

  24. yanksbills says: Dec 18, 2012 8:09 PM

    He should. He’s been treated as a sideshow attraction. Send him to a team who can properly coach him instead of one who wants to sell jerseys.

    Not a Tebow fan, but the guy deserves better.

  25. chawk12thman says: Dec 18, 2012 8:10 PM

    Understandable and predictable. Hope he gets another shot somewhere like JAX. He can then prove or disprove his ability as a starter/QB.

  26. dredddog says: Dec 18, 2012 8:11 PM

    He would be an upgrade in Arizona instantly along with Chip Kelly

  27. nflofficeadmin says: Dec 18, 2012 8:12 PM

    The Tebow paradox

  28. lilrob10201 says: Dec 18, 2012 8:13 PM

    Well that lasted long.

  29. j0esixpack says: Dec 18, 2012 8:14 PM

    Tebow served his purpose – as per Wrecks Ryan’s plans he helped inspire Sanchez to greatness.

  30. cometkazie says: Dec 18, 2012 8:14 PM

    I wonder what makes him think he isn’t going to be traded or released?

  31. cheesewizz says: Dec 18, 2012 8:14 PM

    Maybe you should have actually done something in practice to show you were capable of said starting position.

    You don’t get handed it just because you think you are worthy..

  32. kingcrusher says: Dec 18, 2012 8:14 PM

    9ers will be looking for a backup qb next year.
    Who knows, maybe kap will get a concussion and Tebow can be put in as the starter! It’s a land of opportunity over there!

  33. nflofficeadmin says: Dec 18, 2012 8:15 PM

    We know for a fact that there is an offensive coordinator in NE that loves this kid.

  34. djaehne says: Dec 18, 2012 8:15 PM

    Its all about the money. Money, as in having given Sanchez an extension and 8.25 mil guaranteed for 2013 and the prestigious first round selection. No way, no matter how bad the kid plays, will Rex and Co. ever let him go. No one falls on the sword.

  35. source7769 says: Dec 18, 2012 8:16 PM

    if anything pete carroll would trade flynn for sanchez and 1.5 million to make up the difference before he takes tebow

  36. j0esixpack says: Dec 18, 2012 8:18 PM

    I never thought it possible but I think Jets fans miss Shottenheimer as OC.

    Meanwhile I think Sanchez may have a better chance playing basketball – for the Washington Generals

  37. Frazier28/7 says: Dec 18, 2012 8:19 PM

    Having him in a Bears uniform would be amazing.

  38. billymccloskey says: Dec 18, 2012 8:19 PM

    this just proves that rex ryan is still a bad head coach and a better defensive coordinator. he’s lost control of this team and both him and the GM go nuts with their draft picks via trades or whatever the case and they haven’t really succeeded at all.

  39. seahawkfan4evr says: Dec 18, 2012 8:20 PM

    is it so wrong for tebow to want to be a starter in this league. regardless of how well he plays if guys like brady quinn and whom ever is starting for the cardinals can get a job why cant tebow. I doubt that larry fitzgerald would throw much of a fit about tebow throwing for them. I can think of a few teams that should take a long look at their quarterback situation and ask why they are so much better off with who they have.

  40. lostsok says: Dec 18, 2012 8:23 PM

    Worst. Fullback. Ever.

  41. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Dec 18, 2012 8:23 PM

    I can’t understand why they wouldn’t let Tebow play when Sanchez was not playing well. Their season and playoff hopes went down in flames Monday night. What would it hurt to see what Tebow could do?

    Won a playoff game last year with the Broncos.

  42. bobappraisals says: Dec 18, 2012 8:29 PM

    Tebow can be a qb for six teams right now and make them better. If mcdanials stayed in Denver, he would have gotten the best results. Six teams will take a shot at him.

  43. fdugrad says: Dec 18, 2012 8:31 PM

    Quite a few posts opine that Mr. T requested or chose the Jets. Based on his non-role, one wonders what Rex told/promised him prior to the deal being signed. Regardless of how anyone perceives his abilities and skills, Rex and the Jets should not have placed him on the team simply to have him take up a roster spot, which is essentially what they did. It was a complete waste of time for EVERYONE involved. This is a shabby deal and speaks volumes about the Jets and their “brain trust.” Lastly,after witnessing this shoddy transaction, why would any top free agent or high draft choice want to sign with this team? If this can happen to TT, then it can happen to other prospective players as well.

  44. nyyjetsknicks says: Dec 18, 2012 8:31 PM

    If Tebow didn’t still believe in fairy tales he would be irrelevant.

  45. nflfan1326 says: Dec 18, 2012 8:31 PM

    I’m enjoying this December as opposed to last year in that I don’t have to endure Tebow stories. It’s been great. In theory he’s the third string, and he asked to be traded or released? That’s rich. He thinks he’s better than what he really is.

  46. effjohntaylornorelation says: Dec 18, 2012 8:32 PM

    Doesn’t it take two interested parties o consummate a trade? What’s the going rate for an H back?

  47. BringBackTheFlex says: Dec 18, 2012 8:32 PM

    As much as teams and the media talk about needing a QB having “the intangibles” or “leadership qualities” they really don’t mean it.

    Here is a QB with a winning record as a starter. With a playoff win on his resume (more than Ryan, Stafford, Kaepernick, Newton, Bradford, Freeman, Palmer) and with box office draw. He wins games. Not pretty wins (like the Jets win at all).

    Coaches and WRs don’t like him because he makes them look ineffective. You’re not considered a great coach when you have a QB who wins ugly.

  48. pencilmonkeymagic says: Dec 18, 2012 8:33 PM

    Tebow’s realised even the Good Lord can’t save this franchise.

  49. cardmagnet says: Dec 18, 2012 8:33 PM

    Rightfully so. He had some sway over where he went, and was happy to go to NY under the impression he would be part of the offense and even have a chance to start.

  50. bryguy39 says: Dec 18, 2012 8:34 PM

    Do you blame him? Not a fan but think he deserves another shot! Took a Broncos team to the playoffs and Knocked out Pittsburgh. Jets Bring him in and for what? Sanchez is awful, there is no way Tebow is worse then him!

  51. BringBackTheFlex says: Dec 18, 2012 8:35 PM

    cheesewizz says:
    Dec 18, 2012 8:14 PM
    Maybe you should have actually done something in practice to show you were capable of said starting position.

    You don’t get handed it just because you think you are worthy..
    Actually, he did something in real games… to the Jets last year… and to the Steelers in the playoffs.

    The kid just wins. There are no style points in the NFL.

  52. bhester1906 says: Dec 18, 2012 8:38 PM

    Put him as a 3-4 OLB. lol

  53. bla bla bla says: Dec 18, 2012 8:39 PM

    Periods. After. Every. Word. Is. Played. Out. Please. Knock. It. Off.

  54. ncbengalmike says: Dec 18, 2012 8:43 PM

    Lets be honest, there was never a “Jacksonville” deal.

  55. gsomatt says: Dec 18, 2012 8:44 PM

    IF Tebow was smart, he’d resign to being a situational player and get on a team with a good QB teacher like Mike McCarthy in GB.

  56. snaxdsp says: Dec 18, 2012 8:47 PM

    Lmao. Time to bag groceries there Tim. What a joke

  57. kelshannon19 says: Dec 18, 2012 8:49 PM

    Tebow can’t really do much. Can’t throw, we know that..but does anyone remember him trying to catch a pass and it doinked off his helmet? He’s a joke to the nfl.

  58. rickster8 says: Dec 18, 2012 8:49 PM

    And in other news, Tiki is still flabbergasted….

  59. maximusprime107 says: Dec 18, 2012 8:50 PM

    I 100% believe Tebow had no say and where he was being traded

  60. dirtysouthironmen says: Dec 18, 2012 8:51 PM

    I am not a big fan of Tebow as a QB; however as a leader and motivated player who exhibits all the qualities you want as a teammate, it is tough to find anyone better. If he were to come here to Jacksonville we couldn’t do any worse than we are this year….so why not?!

  61. cuda1234 says: Dec 18, 2012 8:52 PM

    I see Timmy is still working the annoying passive-aggressive thing – getting others to demand he get cut or traded for personal gain while playing the its-not-me-I’m-a-humble-guy role. How predictable!

  62. jckid21 says: Dec 18, 2012 9:02 PM

    It doesn’t matter where Tebow goes he is NOT a NFL QB. Can’t throw, can’t read defenses and is limited in the type of offensive schemes he can play in. Essentially he is a Tony Rice/Andre Ware/Ty Detmer clone. Great college player… chance at being a pro

  63. realskipbayless says: Dec 18, 2012 9:06 PM

    This kid is a gamer….
    He’s a baller…
    he’s a playmaker and a shot caller…
    He shattered the mold
    All he does is win

  64. mychode says: Dec 18, 2012 9:10 PM

    The jets told him he wouldn’t be starting but would make him the team chaplain starting Sunday.

  65. bathroomben7 says: Dec 18, 2012 9:11 PM

    Tebow’s having a very similar career path to Kurt Warner. He does nothing but win yet gets stabbed in the back by his team. Then he spends some hard times stuck with incompetent, selfish coaches who don’t believe in him, before returning to greatness when given a chance to start.

  66. veence69 says: Dec 18, 2012 9:12 PM

    Side Show Tebow

  67. mavajo says: Dec 18, 2012 9:13 PM

    What a crybaby. Three teams in four years. Even Terrell Owens thinks Tebow switches teams too often.

  68. ghosts go boo says: Dec 18, 2012 9:18 PM

    “Privately, he’ll make his beliefs known.” I wish he would keep them private and just play football.

  69. maritime85 says: Dec 18, 2012 9:19 PM

    what a complete joke this franchise is
    . shame on tebow for even agreeing to come here. complete fraud of an organization

  70. gauchopayne says: Dec 18, 2012 9:22 PM

    I’m not a Tebow fan in any shape,manner, or form but he could (potentially) be an upgrade in Jax or Arizona. I’d say he couldn’t be any worse than a few other QBs, but I said that about John Beck last year.

  71. alskdh says: Dec 18, 2012 9:22 PM

    I live in Denver, I have friends working for the organization. he didn’t have a choice. Shame on John elway, for handling everything this way.
    Time tebow did nothing but give 100% in every game he played in. Everyone can question his Arm or skills.
    Nobody can question his heart, his champion attitude or his class.
    Elway dumped him like he didn’t just take the team to 2nd round of playoffs.

    Still, they are not getting past NE. I hope Tom brady brings swift Karma through denver in week 2.
    Shows elway, what a poor way he handled it, and couldn’t even get any further in the playoffs.

  72. brownsalwaysrebuilding says: Dec 18, 2012 9:23 PM

    The Tebow read-option did well last year. I’d like to see that again.

  73. eatitfanboy says: Dec 18, 2012 9:29 PM

    I really don’t think he needed to ask.

  74. cooklynn17 says: Dec 18, 2012 9:30 PM


  75. mempusa says: Dec 18, 2012 9:35 PM


  76. drexelvol says: Dec 18, 2012 9:38 PM

    Someone’s got to have a six pack of Bud lying around they’d be willing to give up for him.

  77. iownyou2 says: Dec 18, 2012 9:39 PM

    Nobody is going to want this sideshow on their team, I see him being out of the league sooner than later. Jacksonville hosted tebow last week, with the same attendance result of hosting the bears and patriots. Everyone is over this guy, as soon as he realizes that things will be much better for him and EVERYONE. You are a backup Teblow, your stats prove it and your practice performance proves it.

  78. eatitfanboy says: Dec 18, 2012 9:41 PM

    BringBackTheFlex says:

    Actually, he did something in real games… to the Jets last year… and to the Steelers in the playoffs.

    The kid just wins. There are no style points in the NFL.

    No he doesn’t. He was 7-5 with 3 blowout losses leading a team that with the exact same players + an actual NFL QB is on a 9 game winning streak right now.

    If anything, it appears now that he was holding the Broncos back from what they were capable of.

  79. cubsisles72 says: Dec 18, 2012 9:44 PM

    Yes Denver Defense was great and provided Tebow with opportunities to sustain drives and win games, like 8 in a row. Let him play. He set all kinds of PASSING records in college too no, winning the Heisman?

  80. johnnyb1976 says: Dec 18, 2012 9:45 PM

    I seen this coming 500 miles away

  81. ppc50 says: Dec 18, 2012 9:45 PM

    Snaxdp-time to bag groceries? Are you kidding? The guy has millions, won a Heisman, won a NCAA Championship, has a winning record in the NFL , including winning a playoff game, is a legend in the State of Florida, and has a bright future regardless if he takes another snap in the NFL. I’m curious what you have chosen as a career path, how much money you have made, and your track record of success. Crickets.

  82. peikid says: Dec 18, 2012 9:49 PM

    Pretty clear that they were calling him the #2 quarterback in name only. I am sure the lack of honesty from the coaching staff is appreciated by the Jet players.

  83. ncnavguy says: Dec 18, 2012 9:50 PM

    Maybe he should try to switch positions. There have been plenty of players that play a completely different position than they did in college and have found great success in the NFL. He seems like a good guy but maybe pride is getting in the way.

  84. kane337 says: Dec 18, 2012 9:57 PM

    I think Tebow was promised a lot by the Jets to lure him there. It’s obvious they lied to him.

  85. csilojohnson says: Dec 18, 2012 9:59 PM

    He is a sub par full back. That is it…

  86. wizahdry says: Dec 18, 2012 10:01 PM

    Jets owner has got to clean house. This coach/gm has turned this team into such an embarrassing circus! Coach is a weirdo who doesn’t know how to make personnel decisions nor does the Gen Mgr. How do you give up a draft pick to get a qb (and off coordinator) for wild cat that you never use. Then at end of season refuse to start Tebow out of fear he may play well! almost feel sorry for Jets fan….almost.

  87. nashz84 says: Dec 18, 2012 10:01 PM

    It’s so funy bc all I heard when they traded for him was Rex Ryan saying ” team have to game plan for 2 qbs ” lolz, they should have benched Sanchez many weeks ago and gave tebow a shot , I’m not even a tebow fan I don’t think he’s a consint pocket passer but Sanchez was horrible

  88. armchairqb says: Dec 18, 2012 10:02 PM

    He’ll go somewhere else. Maybe start for a season, back up for two more … then out of the league.

  89. bleed4philly says: Dec 18, 2012 10:06 PM

    Go to a team that will run the pistol option. The skins and niners are already doing that.

  90. bertj786 says: Dec 18, 2012 10:07 PM

    Tebow would have only worked in New York if they made him the half back and not the back up qb.

    everyone knows that

    had he been the half back and Holmes and Stevin Hill and the Tight End never gotten hurt.

    Just imagine having him in the play every snap as the halfback Mark is the qb Shawn Greene the Rb and Tim the halfback he could throw it ,he could take the snap he may do the option pass deep down the field,they could do the flea flicker , Mark could fake a screen the one way then hit Tim in the flat or Mark could line up as a wide and Tim could run Rg3 style option all this would have worked only if they signed him to be the half back

    you saw this with kordell Stewart ,Vince Young and Michael vick and Brad Smith

  91. whatjusthapped says: Dec 18, 2012 10:13 PM

    Tebow is no NFL QB but then again, neither is Ponder. He should go to Minnesota.

  92. sanfranfanyouknowit says: Dec 18, 2012 10:13 PM

    You can say what you want about Tebow but the guy just wins games. And for those who say he can’t pass ask the steelers number 1 pass defense last year when he put up 316. The problem with the Jets is they have a horrible recieving core, bad running backs, and the most ignorant head coach in the league. I think he could start on a number of teams right now, cardinals jaguars chiefs raiders. I mean lots of teams looking for new QB this offseason and no real good talent coming from the draft.

  93. erle1139 says: Dec 18, 2012 10:14 PM

    Sweet! Another Jets story! That’s like 4 today! I can’t wait to wake up tomorrow to more Jets stories! They must be the best team ever!

  94. thechronicjoker says: Dec 18, 2012 10:17 PM

    There is going to be 8 months of this Tebow garbage. How can such a mediocre player get so much attention. Tebow is good for the NFL as much as Roger Goodell is.

  95. bloomingtonindy says: Dec 18, 2012 10:19 PM

    I don’t understand what the Jets org gained in setting back Tebow’s career. But I also did not understand why they chose to send Woodhead packing only to have him end up with the Patriots. Maybe they brought Tebow in solely for the press, well that worked…

  96. allen227 says: Dec 18, 2012 10:28 PM

    Canada here he comes. Get ready to Tebow….

  97. briang123 says: Dec 18, 2012 10:35 PM

    What has Tebow done besides give full effort, win some games unconventionally, and Praise The Lord? He’s a good man that doesn’t deserve the garbage he gets. Really, the Jets were stinking p the joint and were all complaining about him despite that he wasn’t really playing! Tebow has nothing to apologize for.

  98. thermalito says: Dec 18, 2012 10:35 PM

    The Jacksonville coaching staff does not want Tebow

  99. lightofkolob says: Dec 18, 2012 10:40 PM

    Good luck Tebow and congrats to the team that gets you. Sorry you got screwed over by stupid Rex Ryan

  100. therillest says: Dec 18, 2012 10:42 PM

    That ok thermalito, because after this 2-14 season the current Jags coaching staff wont be around…

  101. maddenisfordorks says: Dec 18, 2012 10:57 PM

    And jacksonville doesn’t want their current coaching staff.

    Or general manager.

    And most of the players he drafted.

    With that in mind … Please no Tebow in Jax … It would just be a huge destraction from our 3rd rebuild since Coughlin was fired.

  102. BringBackTheFlex says: Dec 18, 2012 11:04 PM

    BringBackTheFlex says:

    Actually, he did something in real games… to the Jets last year… and to the Steelers in the playoffs.

    The kid just wins. There are no style points in the NFL.

    No he doesn’t. He was 7-5 with 3 blowout losses leading a team that with the exact same players + an actual NFL QB is on a 9 game winning streak right now.

    If anything, it appears now that he was holding the Broncos back from what they were capable of.
    Oh, sorry. I guess I needed to point out that I didn’t mean he never lost a game. I thought that was implicit. My bad.

    And saying he isn’t a good player because he’s not as good as Manning is really disingenuous.

    And it’s not the exact same players.

    Tebow is a winning NFL QB. You cannot deny that. He is a playoff winning NFL QB. He carried that Denver team in a different way than Manning, but still carried them.

  103. razzlejag says: Dec 18, 2012 11:13 PM

    Please don’t come to Jacksonville, things are bad enough.

  104. nflsucker says: Dec 18, 2012 11:22 PM

    Hmmnnn… I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see a future headline along the lines of: Fifty Jets players ask to be traded or released.

  105. ebbycalvinlaloosh says: Dec 18, 2012 11:24 PM

    He wouldn’t perform well in the last two games because, well, he has never performed well. He’s terrible.

  106. craigsconcept says: Dec 18, 2012 11:32 PM

    If I’m the Jets owner I want Tebow to play this next game to sell out the seats and give the fans something to get excited about. He is obviously a fan favorite there put him in and see what he can do. I think the real reason now is because if Tebow goes out and dominates Ryan looks like an idiot for not starting him all year.

  107. cuda1234 says: Dec 18, 2012 11:36 PM

    Love the way all the Tebow apologists point to one game from last year as an indicator of his potential. Anyone remember how the Broncos closed out the season on a 3-game losing streak when it counted most? How they didn’t finish with a winning record? How they got obliterated in that other playoff game? Why can’t the Tebowmaniacs remember any of that?

  108. blancodiablo says: Dec 18, 2012 11:38 PM

    The Jax coaching staff along with their inept GM are gone after this season. Khan understands he needs to sell tickets. Welcome home Tim.

  109. SilentMajority says: Dec 19, 2012 12:00 AM

    So the Jets traded for a QB whom they are afraid to start because he may be successful? No wonder this franchise is in shambles. The jets fans deserve better than this…

  110. shootahcowboy says: Dec 19, 2012 12:00 AM

    Just out of curiosity, and my apologies if this is a duplicate to comments above, but I have to ask the question….

    If Tebow is ranked #2 on the depth chart, and has been all season, why is the #3 QB on the depth chart starting?

    Wonder if the union will have something to say about this….

  111. jrdbrn says: Dec 19, 2012 12:14 AM

    Tebow behind Brees, Brady, or Manning could possibly work out. He needs leadership and help with his mechanics. He is very athletic… just needs guidance.

  112. peepeetoucher says: Dec 19, 2012 12:24 AM

    “the green-and-white Tebowmaniacs”

    There’s no such thing. No jet fan thinks Tebow is a starting QB or the future of the franchise. Thats why all of us cheered when McElroy came in 2 weeks ago. The media are the maniacs who want Tebow to start not real Jet fans.

  113. steelbreeze676 says: Dec 19, 2012 12:28 AM

    This guy just isn’t a good NFL quarterback… Its a much different game than college. Seems like a nice enough guy he just doesn’t have the throwing and decision making talent to cut it in the NFL.

  114. xpensivewinos says: Dec 19, 2012 12:35 AM

    His agent is figuring out a way to get him to Ohio State 🙂

  115. bosspower says: Dec 19, 2012 12:57 AM

    Jets can trade him to philly for Mike Vick

  116. cobibones13 says: Dec 19, 2012 1:13 AM

    “The Jacksonville coaching staff does not want Tebow”

    Who cares? They’ve won two games and shouldn’t be there next year along with that stupid GM, Gene Smith.

    If they would have got Tebow they’d at least have more than 2 wins this season. But I’m sure Gene Smith is happy with Gabbert, lol.

  117. sclazo says: Dec 19, 2012 1:41 AM

    Jets are a joke.

  118. rajbais says: Dec 19, 2012 1:45 AM

    Just change positions to prolong the career!!!

  119. eightandeightlions says: Dec 19, 2012 1:52 AM

    Tebow should start.

    Looking for a job.

  120. ruffridin says: Dec 19, 2012 2:27 AM

    Crazy to think that some fans in Denver were mad when Elway didn’t want him

  121. Matt says: Dec 19, 2012 3:22 AM

    Sure, why not, let Tebow go to another team in another city and undermine yet another starting QB, while Tebow grandstands to the media and dupes some fools into thinking he’s the second coming of Joe Montana.

  122. drtharrison says: Dec 19, 2012 3:25 AM

    1. Sparano loves Henne. Straight up trade. Send Sanchez to Seattle for Flynn. Let them play it out.

    2. Henne and Tebow on the same team would awkward at best remember this gem?

    3. By the way, Mularkey absolutely sucks. He sucked in Buffalo and Miami, and had weapons in Atlanta that covered up for him. I think McDaniels sucks, too. But if Belichick gets a second chance in his career after Cleveland, why not McDaniels and Tebow in Jax next year.

    I live in Jax and am not a Jags fan. But I would go to some games just to see what happens if that scenario were to play out.

  123. patssteelersorgiants says: Dec 19, 2012 3:27 AM

    If Foles can be a starter Tebow can. I’m sensing a lot of religious bigotry in these anti-Tebow posts.

  124. electionconfidential says: Dec 19, 2012 3:32 AM

    As I recall only Jacksonville and NY expressed interest in Tebow last year. Nothing has happened to grow that field as far as I know. In Jacksonville he could still sell tickets and would be appreciated in the community. I’d like to see him end up there… Sure, he wanted to go to NY, but I perceive that they painted him a rosy picture that never came to fruition.

    He’ll probably have to take a pay cut, but send him to Jacksonville or cut him.

  125. iluvbears says: Dec 19, 2012 5:45 AM

    Is there a football team somewhere on Earth where they don’t have any media? If so, trade him there so we can quit hearing about him. You could just as easily be writing about some long snapper on any NFL team & it would have just as much relevance.

  126. ussportsfanuk says: Dec 19, 2012 6:09 AM

    He really isn’t a starting QB so if he does want a trade it will only be to go and hold a clipboard somewhere else. He became a ‘craze’ and is still living off that but it should be recognised that he is way down the list of QBs in terms of talent in the NFL.

  127. draconian1111 says: Dec 19, 2012 6:28 AM

    I think I am currently in the lead for winning Tebow in a trade.
    My offer of a burned out hair dryer and a large bag of cheetos is still in the lead…

  128. boblavoie says: Dec 19, 2012 6:58 AM


    I’d love to see him in NE. BB and McDaniels (assuming McDaniels doesn’t leave) could use him in some different ways. The jets couldn’t do anything with Woodhead for crying out loud, under utilizing is the
    team MO. Come on over here Tebow, there’s plenty of success to go around.
    I agree – Bill B is a great teacher and if Tebow has the skills and willingness to play other than QB he might make a great TE (even a blocking TE). Tebow certainly has the heart to play ball – just got to find a place for him or get him a QB coach to change his mechanics. But right now he is in the wrong place with the wrong team and coach.

  129. iowahbr says: Dec 19, 2012 7:02 AM

    Regardless of your opinion of his football skills he is a stand-up guy by doing whatever he does in private. The NFL could use a healthy dose of Tebow in a number of areas.

  130. tg1896 says: Dec 19, 2012 7:27 AM

    108 posts over a (possible) trade story??? Good Lord!

    (make it 109)

  131. iowahbr says: Dec 19, 2012 7:42 AM

    All these Tebow haters are entitled to their opinions but have they forgotten that the NFL is just entertainment and not a religion and that Tebow, at his worst, is more entertaining than half the starting QBs in the league.

  132. bullcharger says: Dec 19, 2012 7:46 AM

    jrfrom508 says:Dec 18, 2012 7:59 PM

    I’d love to see him in NE. BB and McDaniels (assuming McDaniels doesn’t leave) could use him in some different ways. The jets couldn’t do anything with Woodhead for crying out loud, under utilizing is the
    team MO. Come on over here Tebow, there’s plenty of success to go around.


    I believe he would be a good fit for NE from a versatility perspective and he has the right work ethic, but unfortunately the sideshow that comes with it wouldn’t be good for business. I don’t think they would ever do it.

  133. ccjcsr says: Dec 19, 2012 7:51 AM

    Arizona would have picked him up if he was released a few weeks ago and cleared waivers. Jacksonville wanted him but he(Broncos) turned down their request and picked the Jets.

  134. gmsingh says: Dec 19, 2012 8:05 AM

    If the Jets don’t see that Ryan is the first one that needs to go their problems may be unfixable.

  135. packerbadger says: Dec 19, 2012 8:08 AM

    Just put him where I don’t have to see or listen to him.

  136. wvphil7 says: Dec 19, 2012 8:30 AM

    Who cares what he wants he is an overpaid scrub.

  137. flipola says: Dec 19, 2012 8:49 AM

    As a Titan fan, please send him to Jacksonville. They’re the only thing keeping us from the complete bottom of the barrel.

  138. bjtmeyer says: Dec 19, 2012 8:53 AM

    After all of the locker room drama with the Jets last year, Tebow should have known better than to want to go to play for that team. Hopefully he will find another team that will give him a chance.

  139. harry1941 says: Dec 19, 2012 8:55 AM

    I hope the Jets pick up Mick Vic. He is better than Tebow. Tebow is not a good passer. He can run, but not pass. Tebow should be a fullback and learn how to block.

  140. metrocritical says: Dec 19, 2012 8:57 AM

    It’s a strange situation all around. Tebow was traded from a winning organization to a losing organization with a volatile environment when he might’ve steered himself to a loser organization that would’ve welcome him home. In acquiring Tebow, the Jets left themselves open to failure with Sanchez, having no viable back up qb. Meanwhile, Drew Stanton went from the loser Lions, where he had no chance of playing, unless Stafford and Hill were injured, to the dysfunctional Jets and then engineered a relocation to Indianapolis, a winning organization for which he has no chance of playing unless Luck is injured. Looking back, one must wonder who would want to be where if offered a mulligan?

  141. hkdaddyo says: Dec 19, 2012 9:02 AM

    It just goes to show everyone what a clueless organization the Jets really are. Why sign a guy if you don’t plan on using him or at least trying to develop him? The Jets are run by some true, TRUE morons. And what’s worse, the article seems to confirm what I suspected all along- they did tell Tebow that they were over the moon about the chance to sign him, etc., etc.. only to let the guy rot on the bench and insult him further by only putting him in for a couple of stupid running plays and blocking for punts.

  142. capone888 says: Dec 19, 2012 9:40 AM

    Jesus wouldn’t have quit if he was benched all year.

  143. tackledummy1505 says: Dec 19, 2012 9:58 AM

    The guy wins period. Jets are afraid of that he’ll prove that and then they’ll be stuck having to pick up the tab for him. It’s not pretty but who cares how it’s done as long as you get the W.

  144. melikefootball says: Dec 19, 2012 10:24 AM

    That was a complete no brainer.

  145. dman6015 says: Dec 19, 2012 10:40 AM

    blacknole08 wrote: “Funny thing is Tebow wanted to be traded there.” Yes, but after being convinced that Ryan really wanted him and would use him. In other words, Ryan snowed the guy. But it was still better than going to Jacksonville, where no one, except the owner, wanted him.

  146. BringBackTheFlex says: Dec 19, 2012 12:22 PM

    “Anyone remember how the Broncos closed out the season on a 3-game losing streak when it counted most? How they didn’t finish with a winning record? How they got obliterated in that other playoff game? Why can’t the Tebowmaniacs remember any of that?”

    Tebow is not a good QB mechanically. But he has all the intangibles you want in a leader. The Broncos finished 8-8, but he didn’t start all 16 games – HIS record was a winning record. Why can’t the haters remember that?

    Lots of teams make the playoffs with good QBs and lose or get “obliterated”. Why can’t the haters remember that?

    A blow out is usually indicative of a bad defensive day. Why can’t the haters remember that?

    Aaron Rodgers had the best team record in the league last year and didn’t win a playoff game. Why can’t the haters remember that?

  147. Deb says: Dec 19, 2012 2:50 PM

    patssteelersorgiants says:

    If Foles can be a starter Tebow can. I’m sensing a lot of religious bigotry in these anti-Tebow posts.

    No one can deny the religious bigotry directed at Tebow by some commenters. But that has nothing to do with football ability. My Christian faith is extremely important to me … but it’s not going to make me believe Tim Tebow has the skills to be an NFL quarterback. Maybe, with a lot of time and a lot of work, he can learn the proper passing technique. But when McDaniels took him in the first round, he lost the opportunity to sit back and study for a few years. His pay level makes it necessary to start him now. And he doesn’t have the skillset to start now. His successes in Denver were the result of flukes, not good play. Flukes won’t succeed over the long haul. It’s not a question of picking on the guy; it’s business reality.

  148. cornerblitz says: Dec 24, 2012 11:32 AM

    Tebow to the Bears?

  149. iowahbr says: Dec 24, 2012 12:51 PM

    Evidently Cryin Ryan wanted another loss yesterday and he got his Xmas wish right on time.
    I’ll take Tebow for Lovie until the cows come home.

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