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Tebow clears waivers, Jets owe Broncos


The Jets paid $1 million to trade Darrelle Revis.  They’ve now paid $1.53 million to cut Tim Tebow.

As expected (and as MDS pointed out) no one made a waivers claim for the remnants of quarterback Tim Tebow’s rookie contract.

This lack of a waivers claim means that the Jets remain on the hook to pay back to the Broncos $1.53 million in salary that was advanced to Tebow in 2011.

And so one of the worst personnel moves in recent history gets even worse for the Jets.  Woody Johnson will be contributing $1.53 million to Pat Bowlen’s bank account.

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39 Responses to “Tebow clears waivers, Jets owe Broncos”
  1. trollhammer20 says: Apr 30, 2013 5:17 PM

    Idzik is like the first janitor to arrive after the toilets in a stadium men’s room back up.

    There’s a lot of dirty work to do if you want to get things remotely close to clean again….

  2. GM says: Apr 30, 2013 5:19 PM

    The Jets are one confusing team…

  3. bucrightoff says: Apr 30, 2013 5:21 PM

    The Broncos getting anything for Tebow was one of the great thefts off all time.

  4. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: Apr 30, 2013 5:22 PM


  5. dalcow4 says: Apr 30, 2013 5:25 PM

    “one of the worst personnel moves in recent history”


    They traded for a backup QB with a relatively low salary.

    The worst part of the trade is that they didn’t even attempt to figure out how to use him.

  6. bubbybrister/shovelpass says: Apr 30, 2013 5:28 PM

    “And so one of the worst personnel moves in recent history gets even worse for the Jets. ”

    How does it get worse? The Jets were going to pay this anyway…whether or not Tebow was on the roster.

  7. thegonz13 says: Apr 30, 2013 5:29 PM

    And so goes this running joke of a franchise…

  8. jcmeyer10 says: Apr 30, 2013 5:34 PM

    The Jets would owe the Broncos.

  9. melkipershero says: Apr 30, 2013 5:37 PM

    I’m not sure about one of the worst transactions ever. They never even gave him a shot. Good luck with Geno. Never thought I’d say this, but I’d rather have Tebow than Geno.

  10. rdrs68 says: Apr 30, 2013 5:42 PM

    This is free money for the Donkeys -kind of like getting money for a turd.

  11. drewsylvania says: Apr 30, 2013 5:49 PM

    And the laughter continues.

  12. micknangold says: Apr 30, 2013 6:03 PM

    If it doesn’t count against the cap, who cares? Woody Johnson’s money is of no concern to me.

  13. liquidmuse says: Apr 30, 2013 6:04 PM

    bucrightoff…youre right, because playoff winning QBs just walk thru the door all the time…

  14. cobibones13 says: Apr 30, 2013 6:10 PM

    worst personnel move in recent history? It’s not even the worst move the Jets have made over the past 2 years. Keeping Sanchez and giving him a huge extension is much worse than losing some low level picks and being down an extra $1.53 mil.

  15. tombradysbaby says: Apr 30, 2013 6:13 PM


    Someone will feel that pinch in the Jet’s organization and it won’t be Woody.

  16. prmpft says: Apr 30, 2013 6:18 PM

    the jets must be crapping, printing, or stealing money – didn’t they pay a mil to get rid of revis?

  17. peepeetoucher says: Apr 30, 2013 6:19 PM

    Do you honestly think Woody really cares about 1.5 million? Thats probably less than his monthly landscaping bill. Stop acting like this is such a catastrophe cuz its the Jets.

  18. drumsomeone says: Apr 30, 2013 6:21 PM

    Let’s just pray that the Tebow clown show is finally out of the NFL – Amen

  19. bert1913 says: Apr 30, 2013 6:28 PM

    you get what you paid for

  20. zinn22 says: Apr 30, 2013 6:30 PM

    It is very likely that Woody Johnson was the reason behind the Tebow move. Johnson told us for months how much he loved Tebow last year while Rex seemed to understand he that Tebow was even worse than Sanchez.

    If the Jets are going to clean house they should start with Johnson.

  21. modhairken says: Apr 30, 2013 6:38 PM

    Various experts say Tebow’s problem is bad footwork. No wonder Rex Ryan disliked him.

  22. btowngetsdown says: Apr 30, 2013 6:44 PM

    I said this a while ago, and I’m sorry to see it come true because I like Tim Tebow, but all of the Tebow crazies out there are the reason that Tebow might not even get a job in the NFL, even as a backup QB, which is a shame.

    If people (including the media) made such a big deal about David Carr all season long and clamored for him to start (people actually put up billboards for Tebow in Denver, mind you), maybe the Giants wouldn’t be so inclined to keep him as a back up because it would not be worth the headache.

  23. raiderapologist says: Apr 30, 2013 6:44 PM

    And so one of the worst personnel moves in recent history gets even worse for the Jets.
    Is that recent Jets history, or recent NFL history? For my money, trading a 1st and 2nd round pick for a guy that starts 24 games for you, and then gets traded for a 6th round pick, is easily worse.

  24. patssox says: Apr 30, 2013 6:44 PM

    I like when things go poorly for the Jets. : )

    J-E-T-S Junk Junk Junk

  25. National Fanatic says: Apr 30, 2013 6:44 PM

    The NFL has a salary cap, but it doesn’t really affect NY teams. By far, both the Giants and Jets have more money than any other team, but the’re forced to be limited with it due to the hard salary cap.

    The Jets can afford these odd moves…

  26. kev86 says: Apr 30, 2013 6:47 PM

    When is rockbottom?

  27. misterdreamer119 says: Apr 30, 2013 6:54 PM

    Clean house already. Fire Rex and cut sanchez. Why is he waiting?

  28. edithpiaf51 says: Apr 30, 2013 6:54 PM

    I think Sanchez is the real clown yet the Jets extend his contract. Always remember, as much as everyone moques Tebow, he won more playoff games for the Broncos than Peyton and he had a better record than the losing one of Kyle Orton before him. Also the Jets never gave him a chance. So as it goes, they owe the Broncos.

  29. atwatercrushesokoye says: Apr 30, 2013 7:15 PM

    “this message is for Woody Johnson, this is Mr Thompson at U Owe Collections, we’re calling about the $1.5 million you owe our client. Unless you want this to affect your credit and future chances at car, home or boat ownership, please call and remedy this situation right away!”

  30. 1mommicked1 says: Apr 30, 2013 7:21 PM

    one of rex’s and company’s many flaws are that they hung onto sanchez way longer than anyone with a lick of common sense would have. let’s face it, sanchez is grade b- at best. the other side of this is they didn’t play tebow, who was a proven winner. if the jets are under .500 this year–clean house!

  31. chiwizlive says: Apr 30, 2013 7:42 PM

    A “WIN WIN” for Thee Denver Broncos!!!


  32. thestrategyexpert says: Apr 30, 2013 7:51 PM

    Well it was a football decision. And you literally can’t put a price on that here in the NFL with these knuckleheads in charge.

  33. gohometrolls says: Apr 30, 2013 7:56 PM

    Just glad he’s gone ruined the season as soon as the trade was made.

  34. morganstan100 says: Apr 30, 2013 8:06 PM

    Why is everyone so down on Tebow? I mean, he destroyed the Steelers in their last ever playoff game. That’s a big deal, right? Right? Hell-oooo? Is this thing on?

  35. dukepatrol says: Apr 30, 2013 8:24 PM

    Woody Johnson has no clue about football or anything else for that matter. He has done so many questionable moves like Farvre,Tebow,Sanchez, owing getting rid of everybody. He is a disgrace to the sport of football and if he didn’t have $ he’d be a nobody

  36. stealthjunk says: Apr 30, 2013 9:51 PM

    Elway should be executive of the year. I mean how much better does it get than bringing in Peyton Manning, getting rid of a distraction, and building a 13-3 team that went from “no chance” in the playoffs a couple of years ago to the Super Bowl favorite? I seem to remember PFT writing him off as just another player trying to hop into the GM’s seat without knowing what they’re doing and being “over his head” — but the truth is Elway did have experience with his car dealerships, his championship arena league football team, and of course leading the Broncos to two Lombardi trophies. He has quickly rebuilt this franchise to where it was back in the 90s while he was still a player — a task that seemed nearly impossible at the time that McDaniels had essentially run the team into the ground and all hope was lost for another few years at least.

  37. rcali says: Apr 30, 2013 10:34 PM

    And the crap trail of Tannebum continues….

  38. petedutcher says: Apr 30, 2013 11:19 PM

    Tebow is a great QB…he just plays differently than the norm. He’s a proven winner.

    If the Bucs were not set, I would love to have him in Tampa. And I’m not a Gators fan either.

    He’s unorthodox, but not bad.

  39. rodericksilva says: May 1, 2013 6:31 AM

    The worst part will be when a creative team like NE picks him up on the cheap and makes him a hybrid FB/Slot receiver.

    Tebow might end up with more first downs than Mark Sanchez.

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