Jets hope they can trade Tebow in the offseason

AP

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.

136 responses to “Jets hope they can trade Tebow in the offseason

  1. Wow. Your anti-Tebow bias is clear. Yes, the experiment did not work, mainly because it was never tried. Noone can honestly say Tebow was given a fair chance this year in New York. “Struggled through a miserable season”? You make it sound as if he was the one that had 50 turnovers. Tebow may not be a great conventional QB, but he does have a future as a FB or even a TE. He just needs to accept that.

  2. And I hope to get a unicorn for Christmas.

    They have single-handedly destroyed his trade value.

    What team, after watching Mark Sanchez play this year, is going to trade ANYTHING for a guy who couldn’t even pass HIM on the depth chart?

    artanis72 nailed it. Tebow’s future in the NFL is not at QB. And until someone sits him down and convinces him of this fact, he has no future.

  3. nobody in their right mind will bring Tebow on as a QB… he got his shot with the Broncos and he went .7TDs and 120 yards a game…. he was literally the worst in the league… the only reason he won 4-5 of those games is a shutdown defense kept him within 1 score late.

    the reason McElroy is starting is that everyone knows Tebow will not be a passing, franchise QB ever… his 15 minutes are up…

  4. “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”

    How can this guy say Tebow Struggled when he hasn’t had a chance to play. Playing two wildcat formations per game and a special teams play doesn’t constitute quality playing time.

    Tim Tebow is a “Tool” in th eyes of the Jets. They sold massive amounts of merchandise because of Tebow and were always in the headlines.

    I hope he lands somewhere, where he can be given a chance to play. Jacksonville is a mess, but Tebow will give a shot of goodwill to the fanbase.

  5. I agree with some of the others here in questioning the idea that Tebow struggled through the season… Really? How much struggling did Tebow do standing on the sidelines? I’m no expert, but I thought he stood over there flawlessly.

  6. I think Tebow is one of the worst QBs I’ve ever seen but he does some things pretty good and I think a team that is creative and can find packages for him(Belichick/Patriots), he could be a pretty good football player. Just not a QB.

    That being said, Tebow costs a roster spot and I don’t know of any teams that are willing to use up said spot for a gimmick player.

  7. Jets management: “We don’t play the guy, have the worst OC ever who never met a field goal he didn’t love, we are such an unmitigated disaster that even our own obnoxious fans have turned against us, we need to improve the team. Let’s see if someone is dumber than we are!”

  8. I think the only way that Sanchez could be trade is if they offer something like Sanchez+REVIS and a pick for a 7nd round pick and start it over again…..

  9. Wow not a lot of love for someone who won a national championship in college and took a team to the 2nd round of the playoffs during his Rookie season. He may not have good stats but getting others to play hard around you because you actually do care about winning and not about money is just as helpful as throwing a good looking sprial.

  10. The Jaguars future :

    Marc Ross as the GM, Norv Turner as the OC , Rex Ryan as the DC and Alex Smith as the QB.

    Not sure of a HC but I could succeed with the above…

  11. I guarantee if Tebow was allowed to play – by mid season you would have a Russel Wilson type QB – because we all saw that last year.

    I am not a big Tebow fan – but after watching him at Florida and then last year in Denver – I will give him his due.

    Of course he cannot throw it like the stud QB’s can…but there are only a few of them out there…Tebow can adjust to the flow of the game…adapt to that game’s environment…and then make things happen.

    That doesn’t happen over 1 series….it takes the whole game. You mean to tell me Arizona could not have done better with Tebow?

    The NFL is “the have’s and have not’s” when it comes to QB’s…and most are Have Not…I would take Tebow over just about every other Non Elite qb out there…at least 16 teams have “so what” qb’s that I would give Tebow a chance over.

    These coaches and GM’s are not all genius’ – look how many 1st rd picks they consistently get wrong…like Sanchez…give the dude a real shot.

  12. Well let’s see next year the NYJ will have no Tebow, no Sanchez???? Oh by the way hey Laron Landry where do you plan to play next year??? You dogged the Skins for not giving you a big multi year contract, they weren’t ready to commit because you couldn’t stay healthy…and they are having a better year than the Jets. So maybe you can come back home, they need a SS and you need a home maybe this time the sides might work something out…

  13. man, i was down in the dumps about the raiders, then we got to play the chiefs this past weekend, and this week I get to read about the Jets, man I am feeling better already.

  14. The Jets have some real gems in their hands. One guy who leads the league in turnovers and another guy that is ineffective as a QB and as a Wildcat. They’ll be lucky to get a bag of footballs for either of them.

  15. Tebow can thank the media for ruining any chance of having a lengthy NFL career….nobody will sign on for the circus next year

  16. I believe the Jets made this announcement today in order to inform God that he is free to take Tebow in the rapture tomorrow. They may ask for a 7th rounder in return.

  17. @vaphinfan
    Why does Tebow get all the credit for taking the Broncos to the playoffs? Why does everybody look past the previous 45 mins of all those games and focus on the last drive against a “prevent” defense and down 1 point? Nobody ever credits the defense for keeping them in the games so Tebow could run against a pass defense into FG range.

  18. Trade him to who? For What? Does any other team have a need for an entire team destraction of an NFL QB that cannot throw? At best he can pull a Joe THeisman, Doug Flutie, or Warren Moon and prove it in Canada and try to come back later, but as of now I don’t know of any team whose players would want him or the distraction he would cause. Some owner might, but it won’t go over easy in the lockerroom.

  19. It’s truly a disaster what the jets did to tebow. It is utterly disrespectful that they would use him as a marketing tool with absolutely zero intention of ever playing him. Do the kid a favor, release him and let him beat you when he’s on another team next year. He is a good quarterback – no, he doesn’t have the best mechanics, but so what – the best quarterbacks are the ones that win, not the ones that look the best, and he’s really good at winning. I’d take him over at least 6 quarterbacks in the NFL right now, maybe more.

  20. I can see Tebow at Ohio State or University of Florida coaching football, not as a head coach, but something to do with college football.

  21. You heard it here fist… Eagles will hire josh mcdaniels as their new head caoch and they will trade for tebow after that…
    sincerely!
    Cobows fan

  22. Just funny how a guy that picked up a team that was out of it and made a run that went into the postseason and beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in a playoff game just “will never make it” in pro ball. The only chance he got he went to the playoffs and won a game.

    But hey, he’s just a winner. Doesn’t make sense to a lot of folks to just win anymore.

  23. The only way I want Tebow in Jacksonville is if he’s willing to change positions. I don’t want him at QB. And I wouldn’t trade anything for him, either.

  24. @randomguy9999

    Stop making stuff up. Tebow has averaged 164 yards passing and 1.14 pass TDs in his 14 career starts. You also fail to mention that he averaged 59 yards rushing and 0.64 rush TDs, and had a very good INT %.

  25. If the Jets plan to part ways with Sanchez, why not just hand the reins to Tebow for one year? The Jets won’t be in position to draft a franchise QB this year, so why not see if Tebow can get them into the playoffs like he did in Denver?

    Starting Tebow can go one of two ways….they would either have a bad year or they would do well and make the playoffs. If they have a bad year, they draft a QB in 2014. If they have a good year, then go with Tebow again. It’s a win-win.

  26. Tim’s problem isn’t mechanics, it isn’t his spiral and it isn’t his footwork. His problem is that he is unable to identify where to throw a ball in under 7 seconds. That is not an insult, because I like him, it is just a fact.

    He would be functional if he could identify defenses and where his receivers are open within the field of play. Unfortunately, he will never be able to improve that one aspect, no matter how much he practices.

    You either have it or you don’t, and only 10-15 guys in America can really do it well.

  27. randomguy9999 says:Dec 20, 2012 12:34 PM

    nobody in their right mind will bring Tebow on as a QB… the only reason he won 4-5 of those games is a shutdown defense kept him within 1 score late. ……….
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    More gratuituos Tebow bashing. Yeah, defense is the ONLY reason he won 4-5 of those games. Clutch scoring drives orchestrated in the closing minutes weren’t even a factor, right?

  28. Technically, Denver didn’t trade Tebow “after he had just led the Broncos to a playoff victory”. They traded him after they closed the season 1-4 and got blown out of the playoffs 45-10 to finish without a winning record.

  29. I still think the Jets should be more concerned with the upcoming Revis circus this offseason, as opposed to whether they can finagle a 7th rd pick for Tebow and anything higher than a 6th for Sanchez without eating 75% of his monster undeserving contract.

  30. If the Jags want Tebow because he played nearby, does that mean the Radiers want Marc Sanchez? Or the Titans want Jay Cutler? Or the Colts want Brady Quinn and Jimmy Claussen? I don’t understand this Tebow-to-Jax stuff.

    And as for New England, didn’t Josh McDaniels refuse to play Tebow after wasting a first-round pick on him working with him for almost a year? Why would he want a Timmy reunion?

  31. @muckey
    The guy wins. The defense did play good for him but if I remember correctly they were 23rd or something like that in the league in defense. So thats probably why the defense didn’t get a lot of credit. And when the game is on the line isnt that what good QBs do? Drive their team down the feild and win the game.

  32. I don’t think he was EVER given a real opportunity in NY.

    The guy get how many snaps a game? And he never throws it so it seems they are basing it off his practice performance and we all SHOULD know that story.

  33. Whoever compared what Tebow did to Russel Wilson is crazy. Wilson can throw a ball down field and oddly enough it gets to a receivers hands and not 15-20 yards off target.

    The Tebow fan boys need to take the story out of Tebow and just look at the football skills he has shown which by NFL standards are minimal.

  34. I don’t think anytime really wants the locker room drama that this guy creates (through no fault of his own!). However, he needs to remain a part of the NFL. The fans this guy has and the good he does in all aspects of his life outside of football is obvious. The league needs to get him in a promotional / commentator type roll and get him to the sidelines to interact with the fans who love him… just leave him off the field itself!

  35. marty2020 says: The only way I want Tebow in Jacksonville is if he’s willing to change positions. I don’t want him at QB. And I wouldn’t trade anything for him, either.

    *************

    Yeah, ’cause the Jags are all set at the QB position.

  36. Tebow has trade value. Owners/GM’s know the marketing value of him and he can fill seats. In the hands of the right HC/OC he can contribute. (Picture Seatle – third and short or goal line w/Tebow and Skittles Lynch.) If nothing else a motivivated Tebow who feels he is contributing to a team – not feeding a bloated ego – can keep the competive fires stoked on the sidelines. The man is pure football passion.

    The rest of the league knows how disfunctional the Jets are as a system, and that Ryan’s leadership is demoralizing.

  37. First, Tebow had a chance to win the QB position in the pre-season. He had a very good chance considering Sanchez flopped in the pre-season. Unfortunately, Tebow flopped just as hard. Jets gave him the opportunity. He blew it. Neither Mark or Tim could put together a touchdown in four pre-season games. The QB competition was fair. They both lost. Sanchez was just their first.

    Second, Tebow is not an NFL starting quarterback. However, he would probably make a very, very good fullback. Tebow should start using the gifts his Jesus gave him (size and running), and forget about trying to be something he is not. He does not have the arm or mechanics of a QB. He would make one hell of a full back, though.

  38. Excuse me?! Tebow struggled through a miserable season? Really? If you call standing on the sidelines struggling, then maybe so.

    Problem is, the Jets never gave Tebow a chance to actually play the QB position. Instead, Rex put up with a miserably floundering Mark Sanchez all season long, until the Jets were mathematically eliminated.

    That’s too bad, because as unorthodox as Tebow is behind center, more often than not, he found a way to deliver a clutch drive when needed last year. With all the failures on offense the Jets have lived through this year, you’d have thought they would have given Tebow some consideration.

  39. I did my research, Jags are the only team in the league without a top notch personnel punt protector.

    That has to be worth the 1st pick in the draft, right?

  40. People who laud Tebow just because of Florida’s success or his Heisman don’t have much of a clue about football. Every single Heisman winning QB since the 90s has been awful to average in the pros. Look it up. Tebow “won” the national championship because of Urban Meyer and being surrounded by NFL talent on the roster.

    In fact every single QB from any of the Florida schools (and U$C) since the 90s has been awful to average in the pros.

  41. Just when I think 15 Jets articles a day might be pushing it, the hilarious comments section saves it once again. This whole saga is truly entertaining.

  42. Trading Tebow and Sanchez may be a lot harder for the Jets than you’d think. They may be asking for too much in return.

  43. Since Jacksonville will be playing in London the next few years, Tebow could create a great deal of buzz about the game.

    Tebow may not be a great football player, but he is a person of high moral character and people like that about him.

  44. yeah, I was slightly wrong..

    Tebow played 15 games… 1729 yards passing… 12TDs…. 115.3 yards and .8 TDs

  45. Most would make the suggestion the Jags would be a suitor,but as a Jags fan I beg to differ. They were stupid enough to try and trade for him before but now they KNOW they need their draft picks. I mean every last one lol. That being said if they want him why not just simply wait till the Jets cut him because looking at it I don’t believe any other team would trade for him as they’d wait for NY to release him too.

  46. Tebow has been given more chances than most. Denver changed their entire offense to cover up his many shortcomings and he was still awful. Also, he never earned his way onto the field in the first place because he was even worse in practice than he was in the games. Denver played him to satisfy his uneducated fans, and I have never been more embarrassed to be a Broncos fan than I was at that moment. Kudos to the Jets for not giving in to the pressure to play a guy that doesn’t deserve to play. How many other players who are terrible day in and day out in practice ever see the field on game day? None. They get cut.

  47. All this talk about Tebow is a joke. It wasn’t his fault this year, because Tony Sparano, as usual, had no clue what he was doing. He needs to go for a start, and then Tebow needs to find a home. Yet again the Jets are the laughing stock of the league, because this is their 2nd year in a complete mess. Clean house might be the best thing to do.

  48. Like him or hate him, the Jets gave him a raw deal but then the Jets have much worse problems than how to use Tim Tebow. Release him and give him a chance even though 7 out of 10 or more posters here on this site don’t think much of his football skills.

  49. I don’t think it would be a great move, but I can honestly see the Bills making an effort to acquire Tebow. They wanted him in the draft but the Broncos got him way too early. The Bills have claimed they want a franchise QB but this years draft doesn’t have any solid QBs that are worth an early first round draft pick. It wouldn’t be the worst idea to keep Tebow in the back-pocket while Fitzpatrick plays until injury or complete meltdown.

  50. Just shows how clueless J E T S management is.
    There is only one NFL General Manager dumb enough to trade for either of these two guys and his name is Mike Tannenbaum

  51. paepae805 says:Dec 20, 2012 12:38 PM

    Tim Tebow is a “Tool” in th eyes of the Jets. They sold massive amounts of merchandise because of Tebow and were always in the headlines.
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    in all fairness, almost everyone in the Jets organization is a tool.

    To the Jags fan who said Tebow would a Russell Wilson type….Tim Tebow is no Russell Wilson.

    To the guy who said Tebow would go down in history as one of the most overated players in history…….anyone drafted at pick 25 can not be one of the most overated players in history, sorry.

  52. I would think you would give the guy more than 15 plays for the year to prove himself. Great role model for kids.

  53. voiceofrealism says:

    To the guy who said Tebow would go down in history as one of the most overated players in history…….anyone drafted at pick 25 can not be one of the most overated players in history, sorry.
    ——————-

    When a guy whose actual talent level screams “undrafted free agent” gets taken anywhere in the first round, I think you can call him over rated.

  54. I like Tebow but, the only thing you ll get in trade is a hot dog and pretzel unless Jacksonville does something stupid.

  55. To say the experiment didn’t work out implies it ever actually started to begin with. If there’s one thing I think both Tebow lovers and haters can agree on, it’s that it was baffling for the Jets to waste the time, money and effort to bring him in only to do absolutely nothing with him. Throw out the plays where he was a decoy or playing as an upback on punts and he was playing something like a couple downs a game.

    Just another sign of a Jets team that was just dumbfounding in their decision-making. Not much different than watching Shonn Green run for over 100 yards one week only to get barely 10 carries the next so they could have Sanchez throw 30 incompletions.

  56. randomguy9999 says:
    Dec 20, 2012 2:58 PM
    yeah, I was slightly wrong..

    Tebow played 15 games… 1729 yards passing… 12TDs…. 115.3 yards and .8 TDs

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    No, you’re completely wrong. You’re straight up lying in order to make the number look worse.

    Tebow has started 14 games. In those starts he has 2302 yards passing and 15 tds….so….164.4 yards passing and 1.07 passing TDs. You’re counting games where he just came in, ran the ball a couple times and went back to the bench. When you do that, of course it’s going to lower his passing averages.

  57. I am an agnostic but can’t for the life of me understand why so many are against him? He did very well for a rookie with Denver and never had a chance with the Jets. Are NFL fans so conventional that anyone who is not a Tom Brady duplicate is here only to be vilified? Give the kid a chance as pro football is just a kid’s game play by adults for their entertainment. It ain’t a religion.

  58. “cowboysfaninpatriotsland says: Dec 20, 2012 2:56 PM
    Since Jacksonville will be playing in London the next few years, Tebow could create a great deal of buzz about the game.

    Tebow may not be a great football player, but he is a person of high moral character and people like that about him.”
    ==========================================
    I don’t know if you’ve ever been to the UK before, but the Brits don’t take to kindly to religious fundamentalists, especially those shove religion down their throats. Yes, Anglicanism is the “official” religion, but the people are very secular (non-religious).

  59. As I recall, Tbow looked pretty good in Denver leading them to a win over Pitt in the playoffs. Why is there so much hate? I suppose its because he’s “different. “

  60. FYI.. He wasn’t a rookie last year, just played like one. Guy can’t read a defense to save his life.

    huskersrock1 December 20, 2012, 6:22 PM EST

    They guy only took over a team that was 1-4 and led them to the second round of the playoffs. As a rookie.

  61. Randomguy9999……. Shutdown defense in Denver last year? You mean the “shutdown” defense that Brady threw 5 td’s on in the first half? The shutdown defense that Christian Ponder threw all over? That shutdown defense?!?
    Boy, what some fans say out of ignorance.

  62. You may also recall Tbow looked pretty awful in Denver “leading” them to a 45-10 playoff loss to New England. And he looked pretty awful “leading” them on a three-game losing streak to end the regular season. That makes 1 win and 4 losses down the stretch, in the clutch, when it mattered most. How come the Tebowmaniacs never remember any of that?

  63. mikebrownistheworstownerinprosports | Dec 20, 2012, 4:08 PM PST
    randomguy9999 says:
    Dec 20, 2012 2:58 PM
    yeah, I was slightly wrong..

    Tebow played 15 games… 1729 yards passing… 12TDs…. 115.3 yards and .8 TDs

    —————————-

    No, you’re completely wrong. You’re straight up lying in order to make the number look worse.

    Tebow has started 14 games. In those starts he has 2302 yards passing and 15 tds….so….164.4 yards passing and 1.07 passing TDs. You’re counting games where he just came in, ran the ball a couple times and went back to the bench. When you do that, of course it’s going to lower his passing averages.

    _______________________________________________

    Soooo you’re saying those numbers are good? That would have to be by far the worst in the league and would be bench-able on any team. You saw how they did when they had to play good teams last year NE twice, DET. They got killed and the offense couldn’t keep up. Stop living in dreamland..he sucks as a QB, not necessarily as a football player .

  64. For those who are suggesting Tebow resurrect his career in the CFL:
    First, the Montreal Alouettes own his CFL rights and they have an established QB in Anothy Calvillo, who was second in the league in passing yards (5,082) and touchdown passes (31) last season. He was also nominated as the team’s Most Outstanding Player and name to the CFL All-Star team for the fifth time.
    Second, there are only three downs in the CFL, so it is very much a passing game.
    Third, Doug Flutie was very successful in Canada because he could throw the long pass (See “Hail Mary” to Gerard Phelan in Miami game).
    Convincing Tebow to switch positions seems like the best avenue for him to pursue – if he can be convinced to do so.
    P.S. Using “his” victory against an injury-plagued Steeler defense missing DB Clark, because of medical issue, is tainted evidence in view of the Broncos defensive efforts in that game and the next week’s results in Foxborough.

  65. Again… He wasnt a rookie last year. Rookies QBs in 2011, without preseason camps, outplayed him in his first year as a starter. Despite him having 2010 camps, preseason, and season to pick up the NFL game. Guy just sucks as an NFL QB. Honestly, all of these spread QBs have a ceiling. Look at the type of QBs consistently in the playoffs and winning Superbowls…. Pure passers.

  66. I agree with the comments regarding him “struggling”, maybe with ass splinters and hemmoroids. You can’t struggle if you didn’t get a chance to play.
    He did get a chance to play in Denver, and he was not worth the hype in my humble opinion.
    Although if Brady Quinn is still an NFL starting QB, I’d say Tebow and Sanchez have a shot. Just saying!

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