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Scratch the Rams off any potential Tebow list

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Imagine. The Jets are having a hard time making a trade.

No, not him. The other one.

According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, the Rams aren’t interested in trading for quarterback Tim Tebow, after being reportedly interested a year ago.

Neither are the Seahawks. Neither are  the Jaguars. Neither is anyone else, I imagine.

Considering an actual starting quarterback, Carson Palmer, only fetched a swap of late picks and a conditional one next year, it’s hard to fathom anyone giving up a thing of value in exchange for a backup quarterback the Jets clearly don’t want.

At some point, releasing him seems the only thing to do, if only to move on from a bad decision.

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43 Responses to “Scratch the Rams off any potential Tebow list”
  1. kingpel says: Apr 9, 2013 1:36 PM

    Praise Jesus.

  2. jimmyt says: Apr 9, 2013 1:37 PM

    The Rams were interested in him as a hibrid fullback/tight end but no more and I think he really thinks he could be some teams starting QB. I for one would like to see what would happen and wish him best of luck.

  3. Sideline Mob says: Apr 9, 2013 1:38 PM

    While we’re all going crazy with 3rd string QB news, what’s up with Pat Devlin? Any breaking Pat Devlin news out of Miami? No? Then shut up about Tebow. Seriously.

  4. deucedropper says: Apr 9, 2013 1:38 PM

    Calling Carson Palmer an “actual starting quarterback” is the highest praise he’s gotten since the Raiders traded a king’s ransom for him.

  5. redngold1 says: Apr 9, 2013 1:40 PM

    Niners will take him. Harbaugh will turn him into a probowl QB. Then we (Niners) will trade him for a high draft pick. Bank on it.

  6. slashrageblog says: Apr 9, 2013 1:40 PM

    The Orlando Predators want him.

  7. loveorhatethejets says: Apr 9, 2013 1:40 PM

    hopefully we keep him and he does great i really do hope so

  8. vik3z says: Apr 9, 2013 1:40 PM

    why is this guy still being talked about. he is an afterthought. if his name wasnt tim tebow he wouldnt be in the nfl anymore

  9. seahawksteven777 says: Apr 9, 2013 1:45 PM

    “But, but he won national championships when he was a Gator. Give him a chance.” – Florida Gator fans.

  10. jjb0811 says: Apr 9, 2013 1:45 PM

    Not all collegiate greats are successful in the pro’s. it happens. Cut him and move on to the next distraction, Revis Island.

  11. dalucks says: Apr 9, 2013 1:49 PM

    Seriously, c’mon man.
    You have a better chance of making the playoffs with Tebow and the read option with an occassional completed pass every now and then compared to having Sam Bradford drop back and attempt 40 passes a game.
    The proof is in the pudding.
    I might be wrong but I doubt it.

  12. dalucks says: Apr 9, 2013 1:50 PM

    Bradford is not ram tough, more like Sooner soft.

  13. chawk12thman says: Apr 9, 2013 2:00 PM

    The Jets want to trade and relief themselves of two high profile players and neither is being moved easily. They should bundle the two as a package deal………These two and their contracts for first round picks this year and next……

  14. chawk12thman says: Apr 9, 2013 2:03 PM

    Okay; I read my suggestion to bundle Tebow and Revis as a trade package and want to recind the idea…….If you can’t get an offer for one, you won’t get any interest for both……

  15. charleythedinosaur says: Apr 9, 2013 2:06 PM

    Learn how to catch a pass and pick up some blocks and you may get a few calls, Timmy….After the Jets release you of course.

  16. thejabronisayz says: Apr 9, 2013 2:07 PM

    Clearly the Jets have no leverage as they don’t want him, which is why i’m not surprised that no team wants to trade for him. I’m also not necessarily surprised that no team seems interested in him given the media circus that would undoubtedly follow. But what does surprise me is how guys like Kevin Kolb, Matt Leinart, Luke McCown, Vince Young, and JaMarcus freaking Russel are still on the long-list of potential veteran minimum contracts for QB needy teams, yet not ONE team is willing to give Tebow a shot with his work ethic and off the chart intangibles. Throw in the fact that – yes, on a talented Broncos team nonetheless – he still took a 1-4 team to the divisional round of the playoffs. He might not be a starter, he might not be a backup, but he is at the very least entitled to a shot.

  17. ogre2010 says: Apr 9, 2013 2:19 PM

    “But, but he won national championships when he was a Gator. Give him a chance.” – Florida Gator fans.

    Correction: this statement should say Tim Tebow Fan; Not Florida Gator Fans

  18. edavidberg says: Apr 9, 2013 2:20 PM

    He is at the point in his career where he needs to switch positions. He just isn’t a QB, but he’d be a hell of an H Back or even Peyton Hillis type running back.

  19. bkh405 says: Apr 9, 2013 2:21 PM

    Hate to say I told you so PFT. Nothing but love though guys.
    And the fool advocating Tebow over Bradford? Don’t forget to get your prescriptions refilled.

  20. gotampabay52 says: Apr 9, 2013 2:21 PM

    When will the gators ever produce a good NFL QB GROSSMAN NOPE UMMM WOW WHO WAS GOOD AFTER COLLEGE LEVEL

  21. boobsmcgoo says: Apr 9, 2013 2:24 PM

    Scratch those other 31 teams while you’re at it.
    O Canada!

  22. 1joecoleman says: Apr 9, 2013 2:33 PM

    The only bad decision was to keep playing Sanchoke and not give Tebow a chance to actually play the position.

  23. koolrepetoire says: Apr 9, 2013 2:35 PM

    Too bad his NCAA College Football eligibility is gone. Maybe the Gators could use him as their yell leader.

  24. wacco4flacco says: Apr 9, 2013 2:38 PM

    There’s an easy way for the Jets to get rid of him … just insist that he is any/all trade offers for Revis.

  25. jcjaguar says: Apr 9, 2013 2:39 PM

    There are a number of good college teams that never produce good pro QBs…Are you a fan of FSU (probably)? Name one good pro QB from there!

  26. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Apr 9, 2013 2:50 PM

    You would think that the Steelers would want him on their scout team so that they could prepare for the wildcard round of the playoffs. Oh, never mind, they won’t be needing to prepare for the playoffs again anytime soon.

  27. lemonhead7 says: Apr 9, 2013 2:54 PM

    If the Jets knew they didn’t want to keep him, they should have let him play at the tail end of the season. He “may” have shown he was actually worth a late round draft pick. The Jets season was a failure anyway, why not try to let him prove his worth? But then again, we are talking about the decisions of the Jets..

  28. pleazenufalready says: Apr 9, 2013 2:58 PM

    jcjaguar says:
    Apr 9, 2013 2:39 PM

    There are a number of good college teams that never produce good pro QBs…Are you a fan of FSU (probably)? Name one good pro QB from there!

    ————————————————–
    Brad Johnson won a Super Bowl

  29. greysolon says: Apr 9, 2013 2:59 PM

    The Jets never knew what to do with him. Hopefully, he gets released and goes to the Eagles, where Chip Kelly can put him to use part-time.

  30. themagicman1223 says: Apr 9, 2013 3:05 PM

    Knowing alot about the CFL Tebow isn’t going to make it there also, it’s a passing league with only 3 downs. He needs to change position but he’s probably too mule-headed, he’s never going to be a successful QB in this league.

  31. patssox says: Apr 9, 2013 3:10 PM

    Are ANY Tebow fans WILLING to admit that the fact that no team wants Tebow is in ANY way an indication that THEY know what you apparently do not know that Tebow is NOT good enough to be an NFL QB?

    Anyone?

    Bueller?

    Hint: If no team believes Tebow is good enough to help them win – EVEN AFTER what happened in Denver – then maybe, just maybe, they know what you do not.

    Geez. So tired of ignorant Tebow fans!

  32. melikefootball says: Apr 9, 2013 4:24 PM

    Lets please get over it. Tebow is no NFL QB, one more time Tebow is no NFL QB. Who does not get that? Why would anyone trade for him? Why is the Jets still holding him?

  33. rajbais says: Apr 9, 2013 4:49 PM

    @melikefootball

    Agreed!!

    Look, Tim Tebow can help teams, but his success as a QB was misleading.

    He beat teams with struggling QBs on other teams or ones with losing records.

    •Miami
    •San Diego with Philip Rivers throwing 15 TD vs. 17 INT
    •Chicago w/Caleb Hanie
    •Oakland
    •New York Jets
    •Kansas City with Matt Cassel

    Other than his loss to Buffalo (then again West Coast teams going East have difficulties) he lost to a better Lions team and Stafford at QB and New England.

    He won a playoff game vs. Pittsburgh because Big Ben was hurt enough for him to be unable to compete well and Ryan Clark didn’t play. Also, Tebow won a game with a game winning TD pass because Dick LeBeau called a bad play late. No cover 2.

    LeBeau cost the Steelers on SNF in 2011 when Flacco had a Game Winning TD pass to Torrey Smith. I like LeBeau but he showed how imperfect he was.

    LeBeau can still help way better than Tebow though because Tebow can’t beat great teams at their most complete levels.

  34. rajbais says: Apr 9, 2013 4:50 PM

    @patssox

    You’re a good man! It’s fun to see like-mindedness!

  35. viguy007 says: Apr 9, 2013 5:08 PM

    I am tired of people saying the Jets want or need to get rid of Tebow. The Jets said he would be part of an open competition for QB. Tony S., last years OC, did not like him and Rex did not feel comfortable in overruling him. Mark S was like a son to Rex. Now that has all changed. The Jets have a new OC and Rex is fighting for his Jo. That is why they have not cut Tim. He will get his chance this year for what they promised him last year. The second year Media circus will be gone if Tim is the #3 Q.

  36. viguy007 says: Apr 9, 2013 5:16 PM

    Correction-
    I am tired of people saying the Jets want or need to get rid of Tebow. The Jets said he would be part of an open competition for QB. Tony S., last years OC, did not like him and Rex did not feel comfortable in overruling him. Mark S was like a son to Rex. Now that has all changed. The Jets have a new OC and Rex is fighting for his Job. That is why they have not cut Tim. He will get his chance this year for what they promised him last year. The second year Media circus will be gone since it is an old story. If Tim is the #3 QB in a town, unlike the bible belt, that does not love him, it will be a quiet year, and maybe he will find a function he can serve on the team.

  37. liquidmuse says: Apr 9, 2013 6:42 PM

    How asinine are people? Tebow won a Heisman, a Natty Championship, was a 1st round pick, won a playoff game, has a winning record, a good QB rating, & was voted a year ago the most popular athlete in America. So no, he’s not really a typical 3rd string QB, & IS news.

  38. spedman24 says: Apr 9, 2013 6:55 PM

    Anyone that actually believed the Rams were a reasonable landing spot for Tebow is just dumb

  39. spedman24 says: Apr 9, 2013 6:57 PM

    Love these stories by this curry. “The Rams are not interested”. Ok, here’s some more breaking news: “the San Diego Chargers are NOT interested in trading for Tim Tebow”

  40. cuda1234 says: Apr 9, 2013 6:58 PM

    Actually liquidmuse, Tebow doesn’t have a winning record OR a good qb rating. The year he started in Denver he had perhaps the worst statistical season in NFL history. And the Broncos finished that season 1-4.

  41. cuda1234 says: Apr 9, 2013 6:59 PM

    And why does Rex Grossman always get dragged into this? He had better numbers at UF than Timmy, was runner-up for the heisman, has a nice 10-year NFL career and started in a Super Bowl. Grossman is 10x the qb Tebow will ever be.

  42. contraisloosebuthole says: Apr 9, 2013 7:17 PM

    Scratch the Rams off any list?

    It might be far quicker and easier to write a list of teams down who would be interested in him.

  43. 13arod says: Apr 9, 2013 7:53 PM

    shut up tebow haters i you have nothing nice to say don’t say it at all

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