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Tebow plans to attend Jets’ voluntary workouts

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Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis isn’t the only one whose attendance at voluntary workouts will be closely watched.

Tim Tebow, the backup quarterback who is expected to be released by the Jets before the season starts, is planning to go to work with the team as long as he’s on the team: Brian Costello of the New York Post reports that Tebow will report to Jets voluntary workouts next week if he is still on the roster when those workouts begin a week from today.

That’s not a big surprise, but no one would blame Tebow if he decided to stay home: Voluntary workouts are voluntary, and if a player knows he’s not in a team’s plans, he’s free to skip them.

But Tebow would surely prefer to know as soon as possible what the Jets’ plans for him are, and so his planned attendance might help him in that effort: It could push the Jets to cut him in the next week, as they wouldn’t want to risk Tebow suffering some kind of fluke injury that put him out for the year, which would mean the Jets would be forced to put him on injured reserve and pay him his base salary.

Even if Tebow does go through the voluntary workouts just like his teammates, it’s highly unlikely that he’ll have those teammates by the start of training camp. Perhaps voluntary workouts are where Tebow will say goodbye.

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  1. fwippel says: Apr 8, 2013 1:00 PM

    Not a surprise. He’s at least willing to put his time in and show the Jets (and other teams) that he cares about getting better.

    Nothing wrong with that.

  2. nyyjetsknicks says: Apr 8, 2013 1:01 PM

    Tebow gets cut sometime this summer and doesn’t get an offer from another team. He says something stupid like this is “god’s will” and Faux news spends a few segments about the persecution of white Christians.

  3. rg3andthensome says: Apr 8, 2013 1:02 PM

    of course he does.

  4. harrisonhits2 says: Apr 8, 2013 1:03 PM

    This forces the issue with the Jets since he knows if they’re going to cut him they won’t want to chance him being injured in workouts and liable for his whole salary.

    Plus, players that stay away from the offseason workouts have always seemed to me that they get injured at a higher rate. No matter what they’re doing with their own workout programs, it never seems to give them as good a level of condition as working with the team does.

  5. raiderufan says: Apr 8, 2013 1:04 PM

    Can anyone figure out what exactly they’re doing here? They clearly have no intentions of using him and will cut him….are they gonna force him to be a camp arm after screwing him as much as possible after that trade last year? Why not get him off the team and prove you’re serious about eliminating the distractions?

    I’m a Raiders fan and Miami Hurricanes fan so I’ve spent an unhealthy amount of time disliking this guy….even I’m starting to feel bad. I just don’t get what they think they’re doing.

  6. kwgator says: Apr 8, 2013 1:04 PM

    Let him go already!

    No one will trade if they know the NYJ don’t intend to keep him!

  7. lovefootball4life says: Apr 8, 2013 1:06 PM

    Hopefully this means we have to endure one more Tebow article stating he was cut and currently no teams have shown interest.

  8. niners816 says: Apr 8, 2013 1:07 PM

    I really have no idea why everyone hates on Tebow. Is he a great qb? No. Is he even in the top 20? Probably not. But he works his butt off and is a great role model for everyone. The way the Jets have used him is a disgrace. He at least should have been given a chance to play. And if you don’t like him because he’s religious then you better dislike Aaron Rodgers, Philip Rivers, Alex Smith, Colin Kaepernick, Andy Dalton, Peyton Manning, Russell Wilson and every other Christian qb. Good luck, Tebow.

  9. 4superbowls says: Apr 8, 2013 1:07 PM

    Or maybe he’s just a hard worker. Can you imagine if Percy Harvin had Tebow’s work ethic?

  10. steelerben says: Apr 8, 2013 1:08 PM

    I don’t have a whole lot of positive things to say about Tebow’s ability, but you can never question the kid’s work ethic. If he has the ability to be working on his game in a professional facility, he will be. The Jets not making a decision on him might just work out for the best because it doesn’t look like anyone else is beating down his door. If he ever wants to get beyond the developmental stage to put his intangibles and athleticism to use, he’s going to need all the coaching he can get.

  11. 4superbowls says: Apr 8, 2013 1:11 PM

    Actually, I guess I meant attitude, not work ethic. Percy worked very hard, he was just such a head case. Since my comment will never appear anyway, not sure why I’m correcting myself….

  12. cordae says: Apr 8, 2013 1:11 PM

    This is slowly but surely, getting sad to watch. You may hate Tebow for all the press he’s recieved, but you cant ever deny one thing…the man just wants to play football. In a money driven world let alone league, I still appreciate that quality in any player. Especially at the professional level, its so rare.

  13. ahawkalypse says: Apr 8, 2013 1:12 PM

    Don’t feel too sorry for Tebow. He can make just as much money outside of football.

  14. dlk47823 says: Apr 8, 2013 1:13 PM

    The Jets are not trying to screw Tebow, their new Offensive coordinator wants to see him in mini camp before they decide if he can help them or not. They’re also probably still shopping him until the draft if there’s any interest.

  15. godofwine330 says: Apr 8, 2013 1:14 PM

    I am so tired of hearing about Tebow. What is the most overused topic on this site: Tebow or Gay players/gay agenda. I’m tired of hearing about both.

  16. getitrightflorio says: Apr 8, 2013 1:14 PM

    Who cares he is still part of the team. Look the guy is not a quarterback but at least he always puts in 100%. This site is the TMZ of football. With more bias

  17. ravenator says: Apr 8, 2013 1:14 PM

    Isnt this the same guy who ousted the Steelers in the playoffs when they were relevant. Poor Pittsburgh. The last sniff at success and you lose to a backup’s backup. Cheers!

  18. gudy2shoes says: Apr 8, 2013 1:16 PM

    Even I, an Atheist like Tebow. You cant knock his work ethic. If a read option team can get him cheap, why not. His desire to compete may appeal to Pete Carroll.

  19. seabreezes51 says: Apr 8, 2013 1:20 PM

    I wish he would consider playing another position. He has talent. He’s a hard worker and smart.
    I think he could succeed as a fullback or some tweener position that uses his skills. Maybe even on defense?

  20. champ1118 says: Apr 8, 2013 1:20 PM

    Guy is a real pro and great person. I really wish he was as good a quarterback as he is an individual. The game really could use more high profile players with his type of character. I mean there are a bunch (Brees, Manning, RGIII, Wilson to just name a few QBs). But more personal examples on how to be a good professional and a better person might prevent some of the strip club and DUI incidents that plague the league. It’s just too bad that his ability to throw a football doesn’t even come close to what he displays outside the lines. That’s too bad because he’s someone that deserves to succeed. It may be time for him to embrace a position change and realize that gives him the best chance at making it in the NFL.

  21. justintuckrule says: Apr 8, 2013 1:21 PM

    I wish someone could talk some sense into him. There’s actual able-bodied young QBs still looking for jobs. He’s not QB-ing any time soon. If he were smart and wanted to continue playing football, he’d look in the mirror, recognize that nobody is hiring him to play QB and accept his fate as a TE, LB, FB, heck…jack of all trades type player. His work ethic, athleticism and popularity amongst evangelicals will get him on someone’s roster.

  22. malab377 says: Apr 8, 2013 1:21 PM

    Tebow = 1 playoff win.

    Tony Romo = 1 playoff win.
    Jay Cutler = 1 playoff win.
    Alex Smith = 1 playoff win.
    Matt Schaub = 1 playoff win.
    Matt Ryan = 1 playoff win.
    Carson Palmer = 0 playoff win.
    Andy Dalton = 0 playoff win.

    I’m not saying Tebow is a great QB, but this kid has the kind of work ethic that many others should have…

  23. azarkhan says: Apr 8, 2013 1:21 PM

    nyyjetsknicks says: Apr 8, 2013 1:01 PM

    Tebow gets cut sometime this summer and doesn’t get an offer from another team. He says something stupid like this is “god’s will” and Faux news spends a few segments about the persecution of white Christians.

    —-

    The best thing about you being a moron in NYC is that you’re not alone.

  24. sabatimus says: Apr 8, 2013 1:22 PM

    I’ve never seen so much attention paid to a (barely) backup quarterback in my life.

  25. wilsonwillbreaku says: Apr 8, 2013 1:25 PM

    I’d love to have Tebow as Wilson’s backup in Seattle. His work ethic and competitiveness would fit perfectly. He struggles to throw outside the hashes, but he CAN throw deep off of play action or run the ball out of the read option. I think he’d be a solid number 2 QB who isn’t a threat to RW like he was to Buttfumbler. With Seattle not being much of a media hub I can see him relaxing into that backup role. Expect the hawks to bring him in for a workout when he gets released.

  26. coltzfan166 says: Apr 8, 2013 1:27 PM

    Why the Jets haven’t released him yet is beyond me

  27. floraiders says: Apr 8, 2013 1:28 PM

    will this guy please go away .. he sucks !!! go be an assistant at Florida please

  28. ncm42 says: Apr 8, 2013 1:28 PM

    For all the “nobody works harder than Tebow” talk, we all need a reality check. Yes, he works hard. But in the offseason after he won a playoff game, Tebow admittedly needed a lot of work on mechanics, most notable footwork, in order to become a NFL caliber passer. Instead he was writing books, doing TV appearances, and doing his sermon tour at numerous churches throughout the US. Hs within his rights to do all those things. But let’s cool it with “no one works harder than him.” Peyton Manning, Russell Wilson, and numerous other tireless workers show endless dedication to their craft…..

  29. leggett17 says: Apr 8, 2013 1:29 PM

    If you are going to run that gimmick college offense like the redskins and niners, I would rather have Tebow than the fragile rgknee. I hope he lands somewhere besides Canada. Which we should invade btw.

  30. lovefootball4life says: Apr 8, 2013 1:32 PM

    Yes he has a great attitude and work ethic. That doesn’t make him special in the NFL. There are dozens of players who also lack skill but have the same attitude and work ethic. We don’t hear about them. Unfortunately his media built personality became bigger than he could live up to as a football player. That’s why I’m done hearing about Tebow.

  31. thegregwitul says: Apr 8, 2013 1:32 PM

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; the only reason Tebow is still a member of the Jets is because New York wants to package him with Revis in a trade to the Bucs. The only hang up is regarding what round and year the draft picks will be to complete the trade.

    Look at the facts; The Bucs just cut their second string QB last week, Schiano wants competition for Freeman and while there isn’t anyone available, including Tebow, who is as talented as Freeman, having Florida native Tim Tebow on the roster will apply the required pressure on Freeman to elevate his game to the next level. The Bucs haven’t signed any free agent CB’s, which is okay right now as the market is weak in that position. So by acquiring Revis and Tebow the Bucs fill two needs.

    As for the Jets, they immediately get rid of half of the embarrassing circus that has plagued New York over the last season or two. Tebow is gone, allowing New York to play out the string with their group of mediocre QB’s and prepare to draft a true franchise QB in 2014 and they also don’t have to worry about the holdout drama with Revis or losing him to unrestricted free agency. Sanchez is likely out after this season which leaves only a humbled Rex Ryan, who might also not survive the exodus. It’s not unrealistic to think New York could be rid of all three of the players and the coach who generated the most publicity (mostly negative) by the time the 2014 draft rolls around, so the next coach could grab a new QB and bring him into a non-toxic situation.

  32. packerbackernj says: Apr 8, 2013 1:34 PM

    I hope god’s will drops a dumbbell on this kids foot in a jets workout so he can get all the money he possibly can from them. I’m personally not a fan of Tebow, but what the Jets did to him and his slim chance at a career is criminal.

  33. nyyjetsknicks says: Apr 8, 2013 1:36 PM

    azarkhan says:
    Apr 8, 2013 1:21 PM
    nyyjetsknicks says: Apr 8, 2013 1:01 PM

    Tebow gets cut sometime this summer and doesn’t get an offer from another team. He says something stupid like this is “god’s will” and Faux news spends a few segments about the persecution of white Christians.

    —-

    The best thing about you being a moron in NYC is that you’re not alone.

    _________________

    Looks like someone in a flyover state is upset with me. The truth hurts, deal with it.

  34. ilovefoolsball says: Apr 8, 2013 1:37 PM

    nyyjetsknicks says:
    Apr 8, 2013 1:01 PM
    Tebow gets cut sometime this summer and doesn’t get an offer from another team. He says something stupid like this is “god’s will” and Faux news spends a few segments about the persecution of white Christians.

    _____
    whoa bitter much? I’m sure you’re just a joy to be around in person!

  35. jaypace says: Apr 8, 2013 1:37 PM

    People stop with the position change nonsense. He is too slow to line up in the back field. What makes him a threat is that he lines up as a qb but can run because the qb is usually not accounted for in the run game. That is starting to change because of the success of the read option, which if I recall correctly tebow helped the broncos lead the league in rushing. Any team that would consider starting max hall John Skelton, mark Sanchez, Kevin kolb, jake locker, tyrelle Pryor, Brandon weeden Blaine gabbert. And there are a few more teams with questionable qbs,just remember this how often do terrible quarterbacks win playoff games. How many terrible quarterbacks turn around a team like tebow did. And don’t give me the defense and running game bs, because where was the defense and running game before he took over. Not to say the d didn’t play a big role in their success because they did. And he helped the running game anyway he’s not nearly as bad as some of you think.

  36. eja642 says: Apr 8, 2013 1:41 PM

    @4superbowls

    Who has ever accused Percy Harvin of not working hard?

  37. steelerben says: Apr 8, 2013 1:41 PM

    @ ncm42:

    I don’t believe anyone was trying to say that no one works harder than Tebow, just that he is noted for having an excellent work ethic. In the context of the story it makes sense to reference that work ethic in relation to voluntary workouts. The article supposed that his saying he planned on attending the workouts was part of an overall scheme to get released from the team or possibly hang his contract on them with an injury. The counter point that he just wants to get better with professional coaching at his disposal while it is still available is a valid one.

    I’m no Tebow fan. In fact, I think he needs to head to the CFL to work on his game. However, you can’t argue that he’s lazy.

  38. eja642 says: Apr 8, 2013 1:42 PM

    To all you people talking about Tebow’s great personality. Do you know him personally? Whenever we’re talking about him, we’re actually talking about the group of people who coach him through interviews, write non-disclosure agreements for his former teammates and acquaintances, direct his media/commercial appearances, wrote his book, and control every other aspect of his image. He’s a manufactured image, not a real, human, personality.

    All you know about Tim Tebow, for sure, is what you’ve seen on a football field.

  39. nyyjetsknicks says: Apr 8, 2013 1:47 PM

    ilovefoolsball says:
    Apr 8, 2013 1:37 PM
    nyyjetsknicks says:
    Apr 8, 2013 1:01 PM
    Tebow gets cut sometime this summer and doesn’t get an offer from another team. He says something stupid like this is “god’s will” and Faux news spends a few segments about the persecution of white Christians.

    _____
    whoa bitter much? I’m sure you’re just a joy to be around in person!

    ___________________

    I’m bitter because I speak the truth? Last year two teams wanted him: Jets and Jags. The Jets clearly don’t want him and the Jags have said they don’t want him. Explain to me how he’ll be in the league if no one wants him?

  40. crownofthehelmet says: Apr 8, 2013 1:47 PM

    @ravenator, two words – Charlie Batch.

  41. ravenator says: Apr 8, 2013 1:52 PM

    I see your Charlie Batch and raise you a reigning Superbowl Champion – care to respond? Your team is irrelevant – you know it – I know it – the NFL fans know it. Cheers!

  42. steelerben says: Apr 8, 2013 2:03 PM

    ravenator says:
    Apr 8, 2013 1:52 PM
    I see your Charlie Batch and raise you a reigning Superbowl Champion – care to respond? Your team is irrelevant – you know it – I know it – the NFL fans know it. Cheers!

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    I see your two rings and raise you four more.

    I believe that would be check and mate, my friend.

  43. smackingfools says: Apr 8, 2013 2:04 PM

    People hate on Tebow because they are jealous of him. They are jealous of how he carries himself and how he lives his life. He is the person most people could be we be. He does things the right way and treats people the right way. Don’t take it out on him because of the way you live.

  44. IBleedBlueBitchez says: Apr 8, 2013 2:10 PM

    nyyjetsknicks says:
    Apr 8, 2013 1:01 PM
    Tebow gets cut sometime this summer and doesn’t get an offer from another team. He says something stupid like this is “god’s will” and Faux news spends a few segments about the persecution of white Christians.

    Your a moronic Jackass, truth hurts doesn’t it. The best thing is at least your a jets fan and are already being punished for your stupidity and ignorance. Have a great day!!! GO COLTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  45. ravenator says: Apr 8, 2013 2:18 PM

    Ravens average a ring in a shorter time period than the steelers. 6 rings is irrelevant – Ravens were not around then to smack you up and down the street. Justify it anyway you want and hey whatever helps you sleep at night – but we both know were our franchisese stand right now. One is fighting to stay out of the gutter and be relevant again while the other is defending superbowl champions – a place all NFL teams would love to be in. Soak it up and let it sink in. Cheers!

  46. ncm42 says: Apr 8, 2013 2:33 PM

    Steelerben, I’m not saying he’s lazy. But football and being a great QB clearly are not his overriding priorities, the way they are for P Manning, Wilson, etc.

  47. steelerben says: Apr 8, 2013 2:37 PM

    ravenator says:
    Apr 8, 2013 2:18 PM
    Ravens average a ring in a shorter time period than the steelers. 6 rings is irrelevant – Ravens were not around then to smack you up and down the street. Justify it anyway you want and hey whatever helps you sleep at night – but we both know were our franchisese stand right now. One is fighting to stay out of the gutter and be relevant again while the other is defending superbowl champions – a place all NFL teams would love to be in. Soak it up and let it sink in. Cheers!

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    No, they were. They were just the Browns. And they didn’t smack anyone around.

    So, if you’d only like to count post move Ravens and ignore the fact that they were a franchise in another city as well, which it sounds like you would, you can see that the Steelers have as many rings in the same time span and twice as many trips to the big game.

  48. tennesseeoilers says: Apr 8, 2013 2:49 PM

    If Percy Harvin had Tebow’s work ethic? Heck, as long as we’re playing that game, count me in: Can you imagine if Vince Young had Tebow’s work ethic? Why, my 2008 Titans would’ve delivered a Super Bowl title. (I mean a 10 and 0 start with Kerry Collins … seriously?!?) [Sigh.] … The closest I see to that work ethic and physical ability in the same QB is RGIII. And he’s significantly more intelligent than both of them to boot.

    Yep, jealous of the Skins,
    Titans Fan

  49. nyyjetsknicks says: Apr 8, 2013 2:53 PM

    IBleedBlueBitchez says:
    Apr 8, 2013 2:10 PM
    nyyjetsknicks says:
    Apr 8, 2013 1:01 PM
    Tebow gets cut sometime this summer and doesn’t get an offer from another team. He says something stupid like this is “god’s will” and Faux news spends a few segments about the persecution of white Christians.

    Your a moronic Jackass, truth hurts doesn’t it. The best thing is at least your a jets fan and are already being punished for your stupidity and ignorance. Have a great day!!! GO COLTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ______________

    So your magic sky daddy is punishing the Jets? Punish Jets for not starting Tebow while letting murders, rapist and pedophiles go free. Lol at religion.

  50. hatesycophants says: Apr 8, 2013 2:58 PM

    @packerbackernj,

    What a lowlife comment. Pathetic in every way.

  51. stoolerz says: Apr 8, 2013 2:58 PM

    ahawkalypse says:Apr 8, 2013 1:12 PM

    Don’t feel too sorry for Tebow. He can make just as much money outside of football.
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    You are probably right and that’s what makes him different. He WANTS to play – it is not about the money. Let’s see, put up with all the crap in NY and work your azz off, to make as much as he would being paid to come speak at churches and bang out a book or two. The kid just wants to play.

  52. mungman69 says: Apr 8, 2013 3:08 PM

    I don’t care.

  53. eastofmissball says: Apr 8, 2013 3:09 PM

    Tim. Stub a toe or get a hang nail, thats painful for the season. Screw them. Just not right giving a guy a chance to move on.

  54. liquidmuse says: Apr 8, 2013 3:30 PM

    I love the “Tebow is distracted” argument…had a co-writer on the book, probably worked on it 3 hours a day for 3 weeks. Spoke @ a few churches here & there, &…?!? How much time did this really take up? Silly, stupid argument. Next we’ll hear Peyton isn’t as good in the playoffs as he should be because he does commercials.

    Tebow’s QB rating is right next door to Andrew Luck, & better than around 5 starters or so. The fact you can beat the #1 pass defense in your 1st playoff game (& 15th overall) with over 300 yards passing…& be out of the league after the next start shows how truly limited the thinking is, & how frankly scared & safe the league is now…

  55. mding729 says: Apr 8, 2013 3:35 PM

    who the hell cares? Tebow is a joke.

  56. mikebrownistheworstownerinprosports says: Apr 8, 2013 3:51 PM

    @nyjetsknicks:

    You sound like an angry person. God Bless you.

  57. IBleedBlueBitchez says: Apr 8, 2013 3:53 PM

    So your magic sky daddy is punishing the Jets? Punish Jets for not starting Tebow while letting murders, rapist and pedophiles go free. Lol at religion.

    You mean the cops haven’t caught you yet? LOL at moronic jets fans!!! GO COLTS!!!!

  58. immafubared says: Apr 8, 2013 4:00 PM

    I kind of question why he wouldn’t. He is a Jet until he isn’t a Jet. I’m still just curious as to who would be looking for his skills. That’s the poser.

  59. grndizzle says: Apr 8, 2013 4:08 PM

    Any word on how “Excited” he is to be there?

  60. bkravens1 says: Apr 8, 2013 5:42 PM

    I find it so interesting that the “read-option” QB is the hot thing right now and yet every report says Tim Tebow won’t get a shot to be on any team. Why? This guy is a winner. I mean, the Bills, the Bucs, the Jags. I do not get it.

  61. contract says: Apr 8, 2013 6:22 PM

    If I didn’t know better I would think the Jets are out to end Tebow’s career. They’ve done nothing but bury him and screw him since the day he got to NY.

  62. harry1941 says: Apr 8, 2013 6:24 PM

    Tebow would make a good fulback, He knows how to block. Jets should him. He’s willig to learn

  63. squared80 says: Apr 8, 2013 6:34 PM

    Ah. And here come the pointless news articles about a football player who has no business being in the NFL. Oh, ProFootballTalk, how I’ve missed these…

  64. brian1mahoney says: Apr 8, 2013 6:53 PM

    Hmm, he got the Broncos into the playoffs but then John Elway didn’t think he was the quarterback for the future and off he went to purgatory with the Jets.

    If he had Jim Zorn as a QB coach – who helped Flacco enormously – he could be a good QB.

    Definitely has the drive and the competitive spirit to win. Not sure why the Jets didn’t let him play the last few games after Gonzalez (aka “Slacker”) gave up when the playoffs were no longer possible. How did Jack Nichols put it –
    you take away reason and common sense and then you have the Jets?

    Let’s not write off Mr. Tebow yet – I predict he lands with another team and gets some more playing time and gets another team to play at a championship or playoff level. Tim knows how to win -

  65. 78jaguar says: Apr 8, 2013 7:00 PM

    Anyone who has played organized football knows what is going on:
    If Tebow could help save Rex Ryan’s job and get the team wins on a regular basis, don’t you think he would be out there?!?
    The best players will play…It’s not rocket science. You guys think you know so much about how things SHOULD go, lol….

    And I actually like Tebow..Lifelong Florida Gator fan…But I’m smart enough to admit what I don’t know = whether Tebow should be an NFL QB. I don’t see his practices…

    ….But John Elway did…And Rex Ryan did…and I trust their judgement over you guys’ rants and raves….lol.

    The NFL needs Tebow more than he needs the NFL. The guy is a winner at LIFE. And that far exceeds the scope and reach of the NFL.

  66. melikefootball says: Apr 8, 2013 8:15 PM

    I know myself it made my day to hear another trivial update on a man named TEBOW.

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