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Jets will shop Tebow at Scouting Combine

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It’s no surprise that the Jets are done with quarterback Tim Tebow.  It will be a major surprise if they get anything in return for the remainder of his 2010 first-round contract.

Still, they’ll try.  Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com reports that the Jets will shop Tebow at the Scouting Combine.

The Jets gave up a fourth-round pick and a sixth-rounder for Tebow and a seventh-rounder last March.  And then the Jets barely used him.

With the proliferation of mobile quarterbacks, someone should give Tebow a chance to be Tebow, like the Broncos did in 2011.  He’s better than plenty of players who currently are employed as NFL quarterbacks.

And arguably better than a few of them who start for their teams.

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55 Responses to “Jets will shop Tebow at Scouting Combine”
  1. talkintrashallday says: Feb 20, 2013 6:05 PM

    For what? just fax the contract to Jacksonville already

  2. thechronicjoker says: Feb 20, 2013 6:07 PM

    What’s Tebow going to do, workout at the combine to show his strength.

  3. s1138 says: Feb 20, 2013 6:08 PM

    He may be more athletic than some of the quarterbacks that start for other teams, but not since Jamarcus Russell played for Oakland have I seen a less accurate passer.

  4. uschawk says: Feb 20, 2013 6:09 PM

    Good luck with that.

  5. larryboodry says: Feb 20, 2013 6:14 PM

    Memo to Phil Emery:

    Just say no.

    Signed, Bears fans everywhere.

  6. commonsensedude says: Feb 20, 2013 6:21 PM

    Tebow deserves another chance to be employed in the NFL next season. Unlike Rex Ryan.

  7. nyyjetsknicks says: Feb 20, 2013 6:27 PM

    They’re hopping to get a combo from Wendy’s but will take a few items off the $.99 menu.

  8. sportsfan69 says: Feb 20, 2013 6:29 PM

    Dream on Jet fans.

  9. edithpiaf51 says: Feb 20, 2013 6:30 PM

    What the Jets are doing to Tebow is disgusting. They are treating him like a commodity. Yes he deserves another chance in this league.

  10. blackandbluedivision says: Feb 20, 2013 6:31 PM

    I don’t care how bad this guy is. He deserves better than this. You don’t toy with a man’s career. Do him a favor and send him to a team that will groom him as a QB.

  11. NotoriousKDV says: Feb 20, 2013 6:32 PM

    The perfect place for Tebow would be backing up Kaepernick in San Fran. Remember, Kaepernick wasn’t the most polished QB coming out of college just like Tebow wasn’t. Yet Jim Harbaugh was able to turn Colin into an accurate NFL QB. I’m not saying that he could make Tebow as good as Kaepernick but I do think if anyone could get the best out of Tim Tebow then it would be Jim Harbaugh.

  12. catquick says: Feb 20, 2013 6:33 PM

    It almost sounds like the Jets are begging for a draft pick.enough already. Just let him go.

  13. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 20, 2013 6:37 PM

    Tebow throws a higher percentage of long passes than anyone else in the league since he has been here. It isn’t even close. Naturally you’re going to have a lower completion rate, but his career passer rating is as good as Bradford’s from that draft I think.

  14. mullman76 says: Feb 20, 2013 6:52 PM

    If he moves to FB he will play in the league for ten years.

    He is getting horrible advice.

  15. sungateman says: Feb 20, 2013 6:54 PM

    I’ve followed most every game in his pro career, and I can’t tell you the amount of times I have seen him hit the recievers in the numbers……..and they dropped it.

    What a waste of talent. I hope someone picks him up. I am sure he’ll make a positive influence in their offense.

  16. ctp603 says: Feb 20, 2013 6:56 PM

    Chip Kelly may want to kick the tires on this guy. With that Oregon-style offense running in the NFL he’s going to blow through about 4 QBs a year.

  17. packerman1968 says: Feb 20, 2013 7:10 PM

    The Jets have to be in the News everyday.

  18. bengalsstillsuck says: Feb 20, 2013 7:14 PM

    Cincinnati will be happy to take him

  19. eatitfanboy says: Feb 20, 2013 7:31 PM

    I am so tired of people citing the “proliferation of mobile QBs” as a reason guys like Tim Tebow should keep getting shots.

    There is no “proliferation of mobile QBs”, there is a “proliferation of smart, strong armed, accurate, NFL ready QBs who also happen to be mobile”.

    Lumping Tebow in with guys like RGIII, Kaep, Russell Wilson, etc., shows an almost frightening lack of understanding of what is actually going on at the position league wide.

    And it certainly is arguable that he is better than any other starting QB in the league. I would certainly argue about that because I can’t think of many NFL starters that Timmy could come close to beating out in a training camp battle.

  20. tinbender2000 says: Feb 20, 2013 7:33 PM

    Denver got one game farther with Manning.

  21. cranespy says: Feb 20, 2013 7:47 PM

    His future…..a long bright one is in New England as a
    FB/TE/HBack/SlotRec/LB/SPECIAL TEAMS HIT MAN!

  22. 13arod says: Feb 20, 2013 7:49 PM

    If the jets were smart they would have made him a starter and get mark sanchez out of new york

  23. bleedgreen says: Feb 20, 2013 7:51 PM

    I’d take him in Philly over Dixon, Vick and Trent Edwards. I have no real opinion on Foles yet, but I know he’s not an option type QB.

  24. tjacks7 says: Feb 20, 2013 8:13 PM

    It kind of says a lot since Tebow running the ball is their best chance to win.

    I mean are they really going into next year with Sanchez tossing to a bunch of no names? With no running backs?

  25. stellarperformance says: Feb 20, 2013 8:18 PM

    Now I’m confused, and maybe Jets fans have a perspective I am arriving late for. But wouldn’t Tebow make an interesting Pistol Formation consideration? Aren’t those available options to the QB almost exactly his traits? He’s an athlete for sure, but is he really that bad?

  26. agelardi says: Feb 20, 2013 8:43 PM

    Shop him for what, a bag of chips?

  27. bubbybrister/shovelpass says: Feb 20, 2013 8:53 PM

    Tim says he is “excited” by this story.

  28. jagsfanugh says: Feb 20, 2013 8:53 PM

    Tebow isn’t going to be on any NFL roster next season as a QB. CFL is his best bet.

  29. huthuthut says: Feb 20, 2013 9:02 PM

    “With the proliferation of mobile quarterbacks, someone should give Tebow a chance to be Tebow, like the Broncos did in 2011. He’s better than plenty of players who currently are employed as NFL quarterbacks.”

    ———————

    Mike, why don’t you look into this and tell us why the Jets aren’t interested and why no other teams seem to be either.

    Is it the media circus that follows him? Is he a cancer in the clubhouse despite his faith? Are coaches that reluctant to give him a shot?

    This is a results-oriented league and Tebow has 1 more playoff victory than Peyton Manning in the past 3 years.

    There’s got to be more to it than the fact that he can’t throw worth a damn. What is it?

  30. jayquintana says: Feb 20, 2013 9:08 PM

    No one’s going to trade for him! The Jets should just end this charade and release him already! Do what’s best for all parties.

  31. franklamar says: Feb 20, 2013 9:13 PM

    Tebow is not that good as a Qb,he is nothing like RG3,Wilson ,Colin .All of them can throw and are pretty accurate and Tebow is not.You will get to see what the NFL thinks of him as a Qb and I do not think it will be good.

  32. therillest says: Feb 20, 2013 9:17 PM

    There will be a market for Tebow, but no GM is going to trade away a pick for a guy that is obviously going to be released. I’m also not buying that the Jaguars are not interested….not one bit.

  33. toonloonboon says: Feb 20, 2013 9:21 PM

    tebow should get a linkedin profile

  34. whatjusthapped says: Feb 20, 2013 9:22 PM

    He does have trade value, its just unknown up to the point what a personal punt protector will bring in the NFL trade market.

  35. rcali says: Feb 20, 2013 9:39 PM

    I didn’t know CFL teams were allowed at the NFL combine.

  36. Patskrieg dot com says: Feb 20, 2013 9:40 PM

    Are they gonna try and trade him back to the Gators?

  37. pb420 says: Feb 20, 2013 10:07 PM

    There’s no question that his accuracy is lacking but he is better than Mark Sanchez. It would be interesting to see how better/worse the Jets’ record would’ve been with Tebow starting this past season. I really doubt it would’ve been worse and I’ve NEVER seen Tebow fumble because of running into his own lineman’s butt a la Sanchez. He also had to contend with the horrible coaching of Sparano/Ryan. That alone makes me feel for Jets fans. Sparano is gone like he should be but Ryan will stink it up one more year. If not for the fact that Buddy is their dad I don’t think the Ryan brothers would coach past the high school level.

  38. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 20, 2013 10:11 PM

    Tebow gets killed by the bleating sheep because he disdains dink and dunk passing. But his style wins more often than not. He buys time to throw bombs down field, and if nothing opens up he throws the ball away. Highest percentage of long passes of anyone in the league, and a low interception rate. Winning record for his career.

  39. damnsureis says: Feb 20, 2013 10:28 PM

    I can only think of one starting quarterback that he is better than. Oh, the irony!

  40. goldrush36 says: Feb 20, 2013 11:16 PM

    NotoriousKDV says: Feb 20, 2013 6:32 PM

    The perfect place for Tebow would be backing up Kaepernick in San Fran. Remember, Kaepernick wasn’t the most polished QB coming out of college just like Tebow wasn’t. Yet Jim Harbaugh was able to turn Colin into an accurate NFL QB. I’m not saying that he could make Tebow as good as Kaepernick but I do think if anyone could get the best out of Tim Tebow then it would be Jim Harbaugh.
    ________________________________________
    Like hell! It may very well be the best place for him, but nobody there wants him and even Jed York said so much

  41. edithpiaf51 says: Feb 20, 2013 11:21 PM

    bubbybrister/shovelpass says: Feb 20, 2013 8:53 PM

    Tim says he is “excited” by this story.

    That is because according to Christian beliefs, the employer (Jets, NFL, or any team in the NFL) is the master and employee is the servant and Tebow feels he is to serve and not complain so he takes whatever comes his way.

  42. hillbillyjim says: Feb 20, 2013 11:41 PM

    And I’ve been trying to sell my Vanilla Ice CD for years.

  43. chazatlas says: Feb 21, 2013 12:18 AM

    The last two teams that screwed Tebow ended up being screwed in the end; the Broncos & Jets. The moral of the story- God don’t like ugly.

  44. chawk12thman says: Feb 21, 2013 12:23 AM

    Even if waived, he would likely not find a spot in the NFL right now. He should go to the CFL and do something there and look to return in 3 or so years. Assuming he does well there……….

    Best wishes to a nice fellow. I hope it works out for him at some point.

  45. duce000 says: Feb 21, 2013 12:37 AM

    If tebow didn’t have so many fans calling for him to start as soon as the starter isn’t playing that well he would have a chance to be a backup somewhere. No one is going to bring him in when the media is going to want to interview him over the starter and it’s always going to be a big controversy. So tebow fans should thank themselves for helping ruin his possible career… For the record I don’t think he can play qb in the nfl but he would get a chance if wasnt for his following.

  46. smithopher says: Feb 21, 2013 12:38 AM

    Tebow should just retire. He honestly can do anything else he wants to do, especially in the state of Florida. It’s really a shame what my jets did to him this year. If they wanted to trade him they should’ve started him instead of McElroy at the end of the season so people could actually see what he can do. They’re too good at shooting themselves in the foot. It’s rough being a jets fan.

  47. Savage Lizard says: Feb 21, 2013 2:51 AM

    PLEASE someone trade for him and make him a full time starter so all the speculation about him actually being a decent QB can FINALLY end. He was the beneficiary of a good play by his defense (keeping him in games while he sucked for 3/4 of it) and a ridiculous amount of things going his way (that he had nothing to do with). PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE someone give him another chance so this stupidity can go away forever.

  48. jimboslice1 says: Feb 21, 2013 3:24 AM

    Here’s the thing. People underestimate how good he is in the running game. He typically protects the ball well. He only turns the ball over when he’s trying to do too much. He owns the T.O.P. , and a lot of times he looks grossly inaccurate because he’s too conservative. It’s sad how such a poorly run organization like the Jets can make the status quo forget about things like the playoff game against Pittsburgh.

  49. obnoxiousDCfan says: Feb 21, 2013 7:04 AM

    In 2011, the Broncos went 8-8(Tebow 7-4 as a starter) and got two games into the playoffs. GET TEBOW OUT OF HERE!

    In 2011, the Panthers went 6-10 and obviously didn’t make the playoffs. Do you see people clamoring to get rid of Superman? No. In 2012 they only won ONE more game.

    In 2011 the Rams went 2-14, and did they get rid of Bradford? No.

    In 2012, the Broncos, with Peyton Manning, got ONE game further in the playoffs than they did with Tebow. How did spending that extra 8 billion dollars on Manning work out for you?

    I know he’s not the most elite qb in the league, but I will never understand the hate for this kid. Until he starts a full season and flops completely, I won’t be convinced otherwise.

  50. Akula says: Feb 21, 2013 7:08 AM

    What are they selling. Is there any GM out there who does not know all he needs to know about Tebow?

    If you hate him you hate him. If you love him you love him. The most over analysed player in history

  51. blakeden says: Feb 21, 2013 8:56 AM

    IMO we fans and media types have wasted enough time either blasting or rooting for this guy. At what point does a team not pick him up because he is an instant distraction.?

  52. lrjets says: Feb 21, 2013 10:58 AM

    You Tebow haters should understand that he has accomplished in one year of his life more than your entire lives.
    Easy to make fun sitting on your couches looking like out of central casting from “The Big Bang Theory”.

  53. lrjets says: Feb 21, 2013 11:01 AM

    nyyjetsknicks says:Feb 20, 2013 6:27 PM

    They’re hopping to get a combo from Wendy’s but will take a few items off the $.99 menu.

    Bet you’re “hopping” to get laughs from that line. If it made any sense, nevermind.

  54. salventuri says: Feb 21, 2013 12:05 PM

    The Giants should sign him just so the NY Post and Daily News can continue to cover him 24/7.

  55. granadafan says: Feb 21, 2013 1:31 PM

    It’s one thing to say Tebow can just “simply run the pistol”. However, you need to be able to throw and not just run the read option. Tebow has shown he can’t throw. Posters should just stop it with the ridiculous “the Jets treated him horribly” comments. He was always a third string QB and they rarely play in this league. They tried him on Wildcat formations, but defenses have wised up to that gimmick. He got to play more than other 3rd stringers, so he should be happy.

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