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Tebow says he hasn’t asked to be traded, yet


Jets quarterback-of-all-trades Tim Tebow reportedly will ask to be traded or released after the season.  Asked about the situation on Wednesday, Tebow said he has not asked to be traded.


According to our buddy Bob Glauber of Newsday, Tebow said that any such discussions will take place after the season.

Which strongly implies that they will take place.  Which strongly implies that Tebow will be gone.

The fact that the Jets, who have more leaks than the Orca in the last 20 minutes of Jaws, have put out no denial of any desire to part ways with Tebow in the 24 hours since news of his intentions broke strongly implies that the Jets plan to accommodate the request he has yet to make.

There’s no reason for Tebow to ask to be traded now.  The window for 2012 has closed, and it won’t open again until March 2013.  When it does, Tebow most likely will either be traded or cut.

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63 Responses to “Tebow says he hasn’t asked to be traded, yet”
  1. upperdecker19 says: Dec 19, 2012 4:19 PM

    The Jets may be able to fetch a Monsignor, some loose change from the collection basket, and a Deacon to be named later.

  2. azarkhan says: Dec 19, 2012 4:20 PM

    Tim, the Jets are a disaster (and a joke). Get out asap!

  3. nicepak381 says: Dec 19, 2012 4:20 PM

    I hope he goes to the CFL before he loses more playing time in a game he loves.

  4. spicyjimbolaya says: Dec 19, 2012 4:22 PM

    Kinda stating the obvious. I pity the team that trades for him. Better to wait until he is cut and sign him for the league minimum as a backup.

  5. terraj35 says: Dec 19, 2012 4:22 PM

    If you were a GM and had to choose between Vick and Tebow to be your starting QB, who would you choose? Thumbs up for Vick, thumbs down for Tebow

  6. youknowwhatsgoodforshoulderpain says: Dec 19, 2012 4:26 PM

    I think you’ll be able to see Mr. Tebow on the sidelines of Arizona Cardinals games next season.

  7. theeCodyTaylor says: Dec 19, 2012 4:27 PM


  8. uberdepressedbrownsredsfan says: Dec 19, 2012 4:28 PM

    third string QB? asking to be traded and this is important to me……why?

  9. rdawg911 says: Dec 19, 2012 4:28 PM

    If he doesn’t end up starting for the Jags, I’d be very surprised..

  10. whoisedgy says: Dec 19, 2012 4:29 PM

    Whether you like him or not, Tebow got shafted by the Jets. He continues to carry himself with more class than Tannenbaum and Ryan combined.

  11. fuglyflorio says: Dec 19, 2012 4:30 PM

    Shouldn’t he be more accepting of his situation? Perhaps his faith is being tested by riding the bench in New York? Looks to me like pride is winning out … one of the seven deadlies.

  12. rajplayscoy says: Dec 19, 2012 4:35 PM

    So things could take a turn for the better for the Jets then?

  13. mthoover says: Dec 19, 2012 4:39 PM

    His jerseys are sale at 50% off at and have been for over a week. This is the worst kept secret in the league.

  14. jvelvet72 says: Dec 19, 2012 4:40 PM

    Tebow show just open a ministry, maybe he’ll be successful at that. It ain’t happening in football.

  15. mthoover says: Dec 19, 2012 4:41 PM

    Check that – a Nike Elite jersey of Tebow’s is now discounted even further…from $249.99 down to $74.99.

  16. cuda1234 says: Dec 19, 2012 4:41 PM

    Classic passive-aggressive Tebow. Tells people to talk about how he wants out then denies saying he wants out. Plausable deniability. Classic Tebow.

  17. rdrs68 says: Dec 19, 2012 4:41 PM

    Careful what you ask for Timmy-you might not get another shot. No market for guys who can’t pass or read NFL defenses.

  18. dvdman123 says: Dec 19, 2012 4:43 PM

    All kidding aside who would want him? I means it’s obvious he’s starting QB material so what do you do with him? If I were him I’d just be quiet and be glad that I have a job right now.

  19. sundevils33 says: Dec 19, 2012 4:43 PM

    Tebow is on the Jets?

  20. fcrraptor720 says: Dec 19, 2012 4:44 PM

    I think tebow would do good in Arizona

  21. thegregwitul says: Dec 19, 2012 4:45 PM

    Look, he’s gone. He’s not being played at any substantial level at quarterback and if he’s not starting this weekend, then he’s essentially a third string quarterback.

    It didn’t work out. It didn’t work out in part because the Jets didn’t give it a chance to work out. Maybe they saw too much of the Tim Tebow who looked horrible playing the Bills last December and not enough of the Tim Tebow who won an overtime game against Pittsburgh. I don’t really know. It’s been an embarrassing season, for the Jets as a whole and for Tim Tebow. Do the guy a favor and shop him around, because someone will take him and put him on the field. I don’t think he’s a very good quarterback, but I don’t run a football team. I’m not the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Buffalo Bills, the Kansas City Chiefs, or the Arizona Cardinals. If this kid isn’t meant to be a quarterback, at least let him earn (or is it lose) that opportunity on the football field, because the sooner he fails (or maybe he can attain success), the sooner Tebow and his new team can figure out what position he would best help a team win football games. Just get the man out of New York, as soon as possible, please.

  22. gobes2105 says: Dec 19, 2012 4:45 PM

    Rex and Tennebaum (sp) should be fired. What a joke, why would you even bring him in and then not play him at all. You knew it would be a huge distraction and media crazed obsession. Rex should be less concerned about being #1 in the newspaper and more concerned with being #1 in the standings…

  23. monkeyhateclean says: Dec 19, 2012 4:45 PM

    Where is all the coverage about Tarvaris Jackson’s off-season destination? And what’s going to happen with Jimmy Clausen?!?

    Find out next time on, “As The Backup QB Turns”…

  24. packerbackernj says: Dec 19, 2012 4:46 PM

    McD abd Tebow reunite in KC with Cassel

  25. stevincinci says: Dec 19, 2012 4:51 PM

    What did the Jets give up to get him anyways? A draft pick?

  26. superputman says: Dec 19, 2012 4:51 PM

    Now, seriously, what team would trade for him? He’s a glorified Brad Smith.

    Look at all the teams who will be looking for a QB and name one where Tebow would be a significant enough upgrade to justify trading for…

  27. daknight93 says: Dec 19, 2012 4:54 PM

    Get out the burning house Tebow cause you won’t be a starter in New York…This organization is a mess right now and I thought the raiders had it worse..geez

  28. usmutts says: Dec 19, 2012 4:54 PM

    There are teams which should be interested in Tebow, at the right price, but not as a starter. Those are teams which are now running some type of offense which encourages the QB to run – Washington, San Fran, and Seattle. These are the kinds of offensive schemes (read option, pistol, etc.) in which Tebow has more competence, and thus he would have value as insurance if (when?) the starter goes down. It would also insure that the whole offense wouldn’t have to be modified should the starter go down for several weeks.

    Regrettably for him, his crazy groupies are so vocal, and ESPN is so ratings gluttonous, that teams are probably fearful of his mere presence. His time in NY is indisputable evidence.

  29. jimmypx says: Dec 19, 2012 4:55 PM

    I would not be surprised if he ended up playing for the Jaguars.

    He’s from Jacksonville and at the end of the season they need to fire the GM and all of the coaches and 3/4 of the players. So, what is going to make people in Jax pay for season tickets next season ??

    Yup, Tebow time !!! Hometown boy and Gator comes home and starts. It doesn’t matter if he is any good (the Jags will stink next year no matter what), but he will put butts in seats.

    I guarantee that phone calls are being made right now from Jacksonville to Timmy’s agent.

  30. mjzaky says: Dec 19, 2012 4:57 PM

    How come you don’t do any stories on David Carr? The New York backup QB stories are very one-sided in Tebow’s favor, you’re hurting Carr’s feelings.

  31. jetstizzi85 says: Dec 19, 2012 4:59 PM

    Jets need to try and trade Tebow to a team looking to get fans in the seats – Jax would be best and would more than likely give draft picks in return. A fan can only hope!

  32. jetstizzi85 says: Dec 19, 2012 5:00 PM

    Orca is the type of boat

  33. seatownballers says: Dec 19, 2012 5:02 PM

    As a gm what would they offer for tim? Seriously I think I’d rather have my 7th round draft pick

  34. superputman says: Dec 19, 2012 5:04 PM

    lol David Carr is sooooo 8-10 years ago.

  35. texansdude says: Dec 19, 2012 5:06 PM

    There are too many teams in qb crisis – he will get another decent contract and a shot from someone. I may not think he’s any good, but there’s a ton of weight in my first sentence. Who knows what Rex told him to get him there? Whatever it was, it wrecked the Jets for a few years and cost him his job…..and Tim will keep cashing those checks.

  36. billsfan1 says: Dec 19, 2012 5:33 PM

    this may have been the dumbest trade in league history… Not saying the worst, but the dumbest. next to the Bills trading for T Jackson and sitting him for 16 weeks

  37. pisano says: Dec 19, 2012 5:43 PM

    Well he should ask to be traded, the Jets need a QB, and he’s no QB.

  38. itsunclepauley says: Dec 19, 2012 6:03 PM

    As a Jets fan, I have no sympathy for Tebow. You want to get on the field? Show it in practice by being the best QB on the field. What’s that, you say? Tim Tebow is a notorious poor practice player but somehow magically ‘shows up’ on gameday? Bull. That excuse might work for a high school coach who feels bad for his kids, but this is the NFL, where you’re paid millions of dollars to perform. You don’t perform, you don’t see the field, period.

    It’s the same exact thing with Alex Smith, who I also have no sympathy for. Poor baby, you got hurt playing in the NFL (which happens all the time) and now you don’t have a job anymore because your backup is playing better than you. No, Alex, you did’t “just lose your job because you got a concussion”, that’s total excuse making crap. If you hadn’t spent the last six seasons being a completely mediocre #1 draft pick, maybe you’d still have your job. You want it back? Stop complaining and play better.

  39. peikid says: Dec 19, 2012 6:08 PM

    No matter what you think of his quarterbacking skills no one will ever question his class. He won’t ask to be traded until the season is over because he won’t want to be a distraction.

  40. brokentreehousemusic says: Dec 19, 2012 6:09 PM

    “The fact that the Jets, who have more leaks than the Orca in the last 20 minutes of Jaws, have put out no denial of any desire to part ways with Tebow in the 24 hours since news of his intentions broke strongly implies that the Jets plan to accommodate the request he has yet to make.”

    Who edited this sentence, the Jets offense?

  41. roxtar10 says: Dec 19, 2012 6:10 PM

    I can’t recall a time I’ve seen a team quit so completely…

  42. norseman69 says: Dec 19, 2012 6:18 PM

    All Tim tebow ever did was win…. just because he isn’t pretty typical passer the NFL wants he has the heart of a Lion I’d take that any day over pretty boi loser sanchez…

  43. nesuperfan says: Dec 19, 2012 6:34 PM

    So Rex was too stupid to play Tebow, a guy who won a bunch of games, and put up 316 yards versus the Steelers in the playoffs last year, but instead, he stuck with Sanchez?? Tebow deserved a shot.

  44. 69finfan says: Dec 19, 2012 6:35 PM

    Mike, love the Jaws reference, “We’re going to need a bigger boat”.

  45. thelastpieceofcheese says: Dec 19, 2012 6:37 PM

    Tebow would make the 49ers instant contenders.

  46. waldoampere says: Dec 19, 2012 6:42 PM

    “I think you’ll be able to see Mr. Tebow on the sidelines of Arizona Cardinals games next season.”

    If so, I think you’ll be able to see Mr. Fitzgerald on suicide watch next season.

  47. westclaims says: Dec 19, 2012 7:33 PM

    If you think he’s coming to AZ, then you don’t live here in AZ. There’s NO WAY that is happening. With all the qb trouble the Cards have had, you really believe they would go this route at this point? Not even a chance. Possibly Alex Smith, or a high draft choice for a qb, or another FA, but not Tebow. We’re all full up on qb’s who can’t hit the side of a barn.

  48. bigred12 says: Dec 19, 2012 7:37 PM

    Bob Glauber? What a ridiculous name. Is he related to Bob Loblaw?

  49. mungman69 says: Dec 19, 2012 7:39 PM

    Trade him? O come on now.

  50. lowriderfxr says: Dec 19, 2012 8:33 PM

    More leaks than the Orca, I don’t care who you are, that’s funny!

  51. frostymugobeer says: Dec 19, 2012 9:04 PM

    i think the jets are”tired and they wanna go home”

  52. stevent92 says: Dec 19, 2012 9:28 PM

    The Jets don’t deserve a stand-up guy and teammate like Tim Tebow on their team.

  53. dolphincritic says: Dec 19, 2012 9:57 PM

    Tim Tebow is not a bad quarterback if you look at the QB’s ultimate role – that of being able to lead a team to victory. The guy needs an offense built around his strengths and designed to minimize his weaknesses. This same critic could be made for every other QB in the league once you get past the true elites. A Jacksonville could build a hybrid no huddle wildcat/run and shoot offense around this guy and win. Denver had a good defense and not-so-bad special teams to compliment Tebow’s run oriented game. The guy was a winner!

    Tony Sporano is a bad coach. He has ruined Sanchez and is wasting Tebows talents. Fire Ryan and Sporano!

  54. razzlejag says: Dec 19, 2012 9:58 PM

    Please, not Jacksonville. We have enough problems without this bum and his media circus. Send him to the CFL where he belongs.

  55. trapshoot says: Dec 19, 2012 10:01 PM

    The Cardinal would have to be interested in him.

  56. dolphincritic says: Dec 19, 2012 10:08 PM

    That was critique!

    Tebow’s offense should consist of two running backs, a Tight end, Tebow and two WR. One split end (Big tall lanky SOB that likes to knock the snot out of DB’s and a Flanker that is cat quick as well as speedy! The two RB’s need to be big enough to block for one another and able to go in motion to the slot. The TE has to be a pass catching guy that can go in motion and block some too!

    By going no huddle, freezing the defensive lineup and applying quite a few gadget plays; you keep the chains moving, keep the ball away from the other team and hope for that run-after-catch. Hell you don’t have to change this offense for the red zone!

    Remember, this isn’t a catch up offense so your defense and special teams are very important because you need to ge tahead and stay there!

  57. hrmlss says: Dec 19, 2012 10:24 PM

    7th rounder from the Packers, and make him their starting …………runningback. He’s worth the 32nd pick in the 7th round….

  58. johninthewest says: Dec 19, 2012 10:56 PM

    Tebow is a great player but not a QB. Here in Denver I always thought he would be a great tight end. He was told to cut back on the weight training and work on his delivery during the off season. Did he do that? No. He went to NY thinking he didn’t have to change his style of play. He will have a short career if he doesn’t accept that. This guy built for a tight end-like position which he refuses to accept. It will be a short NFL career.

  59. darrenjamesmorgan says: Dec 19, 2012 11:59 PM

    Tebow would be an upgrade over the incumbent starter on many teams. Arizona is an obvious example. KC is another, as conventional pro quarterbacks Cassel and Quinn have proven to be completely inadequate and unsuccessful despite getting many opportunities to prove otherwise over the years.

    Same goes for Ryan Fitzpatrick; imagine the Bills rushing offence with Tebow, Spiller and Fred Jackson. Similar reasoning applies in Jacksonville with MJD, and Minnesota with AP – in both of those spots, their QBs of the future have had nowhere near the NFL success Tebow has already enjoyed.

    Of course, he needs to improve his accuracy going forward, but when has he ever really gotten that chance? A smart, open-minded offensive coach like Mike McCoy can employ a system that wins with Tebow while he develops as a passer.

  60. nmrdr795 says: Dec 20, 2012 1:04 AM

    Tebow gets hated on because of his faith, but when he got a chance he sorta proved himself. I think he needs to get a real shot somewhere else. People just copy what other people say they cant think for themselves. Tebow works for these reasons: he’s not a quitter, he can run up the middle, and he’ll strive to keep getting better. His arm angle works and his accuracy like any quaterback will get better with game repition

  61. jkidd25 says: Dec 20, 2012 1:52 AM

    The JETS have ruined this kid career. For what? They’ll still be watching the playoffs from their couch. I hope he gets a REAL SHOT at a starting gig.

  62. puddinpouch says: Dec 20, 2012 1:53 AM

    Like a fart in the wind. Some just last longer than others.

  63. bigdaddycool50 says: Dec 20, 2012 1:56 AM

    Seattle sends Matt Flynn and a draft pick to Arizona for Larry Fitzgerald….Tebow…..Good person that needs a shot in the CFL

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