The Tim Tebow experiment hasn’t worked for the Jets. Now the only question is whether the Jets will be able to salvage anything when they inevitably send Tebow packing in the offseason.
Tebow is expected to ask for a trade or his release in the offseason, and the New York Daily News reports that the Jets will try to trade Tebow.
But which team would give up anything of any value for Tebow? Last offseason, when the Broncos put Tebow on the trade block after signing Peyton Manning, only two teams — the Jets and the Jaguars — were interested. If only two teams were interested in trading for Tebow after he had just led the Broncos to a playoff victory, how many teams are going to be interested in trading for Tebow after he has just struggled through a miserable season in which he couldn’t start over either Mark Sanchez or Greg McElroy?
The only team that might have interest in Tebow is the Jaguars, because Tebow is enormously popular there as a local boy who won a Heisman Trophy and national championship at Florida. But why would the Jaguars trade anything to the Jets for Tebow if they know the Jets don’t want him? It would make more sense for the Jaguars to wait for the Jets to release Tebow, and then sign him without having to give up anything to the Jets.
The Jets would surely love to trade both Sanchez and Tebow, but it’s hard to see why any other team would want either one of them. Sanchez will probably end up staying because of the salary cap ramifications of cutting him. Tebow will probably get cut.