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Jets paying more for Tebow than Pats

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As we close in on the one-week anniversary of the unexpected news that the Patriots have signed Tim Tebow, everything to be said about the move has been said.

And then some.

Except one thing:  The Jets will pay more for Tebow in 2013 than the Patriots will in 2013 and 2014 combined.

Connecting the dots was Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com.  The Jets owe the Broncos $1.53 million in salary that was advanced to Tebow in 2011.  The Patriots owe Tebow $1.36 million, if they keep him for two full years.

That disparity alone is reason enough for the Patriots to give Tebow the last spot on the 53-man roster — and to find a way to use him in meaningful fashion against the Jets twice this year, and twice next year.

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31 Responses to “Jets paying more for Tebow than Pats”
  1. nyyjetsknicks says: Jun 16, 2013 9:52 PM

    Any updates on the 3rd string QB of the Cards?

  2. chrisnyg says: Jun 16, 2013 9:52 PM

    Brilliant move by Patriots. Even if he doesn’t play a down all year he will help them as the practice QB to prepare for teams like Niners and Seahawks. Two top teams in nfc that have a good chance of meeting them in the Super Bowl.

  3. cwk22 says: Jun 16, 2013 9:53 PM

    Another great example of why Woodie stinks as an owner. And why the team stinks as well.

  4. thestrategyexpert says: Jun 16, 2013 9:58 PM

    Stupid is as stupid does.

  5. mec693 says: Jun 16, 2013 9:58 PM

    wait every team has dead money players but are those players last name TEBOW?!?

    dysfunction.

    circus.

    buttfumble.

    #tebowtime.

    sarcasm.

  6. jimthebuilder27 says: Jun 16, 2013 9:59 PM

    This shows how not to run an organization. Mike Tannenbaum and Rex Ryan had no clue what they were doing.

  7. herrcules13 says: Jun 16, 2013 10:09 PM

    I was wondering why the hell the Pats would want him. But sticking it to the Jets?? It all makes sense now.

  8. remyje says: Jun 16, 2013 10:17 PM

    PUT TEBOW IN!!!!!

  9. legeisyaj says: Jun 16, 2013 10:17 PM

    This tickles me.

  10. packerbackernj says: Jun 16, 2013 10:30 PM

    It would be amazing if their trip to NJ, the Jets get blown out by the half. Second half, in trots tebow..and they just run the score up. Won’t happen, because it’ll most likely be Mallet running up the score, but one can wish!

  11. rhodeislandpatriotsfan says: Jun 16, 2013 10:44 PM

    I don’t think I’m going out too far on the proverbial limb in predicting that Tebow will make the Patriots roster AND score a touchdown against the Jets during their September 12 matchup against the Patriots in Foxboro.

  12. nflofficeadmin says: Jun 16, 2013 11:01 PM

    C’mon Tim, ram it in there!!

  13. kd75 says: Jun 16, 2013 11:21 PM

    Oh Tannenbaum, Oh TannenBOMB, You hand out contracts that killed me.

    Dude’s name should be Mike Tickingbomb.

    $8 mil to Sanchez. $50 mil to Santonio and another $1.5 mil they still owe for Tebow to bring his playbook to Belichick.

    Mr. T (As Francesa calles him) “I pity the fool.

  14. hawkstradamus says: Jun 16, 2013 11:44 PM

    It’s still a net gain for the jets. The only thing better than no tebow is tebow on a division rivals roster.
    On the other hand, knowing the jets and their luck, tebow will probably be flexed into the lineup in a way that adds yet another wrinkle to the pats offense. Kinda starting to feel for non Yankee/ jets fans

  15. nnagi says: Jun 16, 2013 11:50 PM

    Why on earth did Denver advance tebow his salary?

  16. newyorkfootballjets says: Jun 17, 2013 12:32 AM

    Bring his playbook with him lol umm some one doesnt know football but loves drama. Jets have a new oc , nice try tho its now a west coast offense ppl wake up i like tebow but he could never run a west coast Offense

  17. pisano says: Jun 17, 2013 12:53 AM

    Who cares if their paying more than the Pats, at least he’s gone, now if they can find a way to ditch Sanchez, that would be something to celebrate.

  18. henryjones20 says: Jun 17, 2013 1:24 AM

    I’m gona be angry if tebow ain’t the opening day starter! angry I say!

    bills fan

  19. sportsnut101 says: Jun 17, 2013 1:38 AM

    Tebow at goal line sticking it to jets

  20. horrificlystoopid says: Jun 17, 2013 1:51 AM

    Hate to burst your bubble but…I doubt Tebow makes the team.

  21. anonymousnevermindfishdeath says: Jun 17, 2013 3:34 AM

    It all comes from the top.

  22. lflib69 says: Jun 17, 2013 3:58 AM

    Yeah…you hit it on the head KD75…Patriots Offense needs some pointers on the Jets Offense that ranked #1 last year….thanks for that intelligent input. LMAO (I hope you see the sarcasm in this response)

  23. carltonwelsh says: Jun 17, 2013 6:16 AM

    This is nothing more than the Jets continuing saga of how not to run a football team. Sadly, the Jets have not done much since Broadway Joe left.

  24. dynaco says: Jun 17, 2013 6:41 AM

    The fact that the Jets are paying more dollars not to have him on the 53, clearly makes them the winner. As far as i’m concerned the Jets can’t pay enough to keep him on the Pats 53.

  25. jshipolito says: Jun 17, 2013 7:39 AM

    As far as the Jets go, you just can’t fix stupid.

  26. clebrowntown says: Jun 17, 2013 7:50 AM

    and this is why Belichick and the Pats organization are always in the playoffs…smart investing

    The move is a total deja vu for me after the Eagles/Lurie hired Pat Shroomer as OC…the Browns paying just about every cent of his salary…just to piss off Joey Nickles/Banner…and maybe get something out of Shurmer…God only knows what

  27. hehateme2 says: Jun 17, 2013 7:58 AM

    Can’t stand the pats but, kiss the ring jests…. kiss the ring.

  28. Akula says: Jun 17, 2013 8:13 AM

    Sad thing is that judging by the Jets current roster they probably should be using him as well as paying him.

    Never once saw him run into the ass of another player…not once

  29. jetsjetsjetsnow says: Jun 17, 2013 12:03 PM

    Tannenbaum’s a moron!

  30. thebostonstrangler12 says: Jun 17, 2013 1:47 PM

    I have no idea how Tebow’s time in NE will play out and the speculation of both sides of the spectrum make sense.

    What I do know is that Belichick does not like the Jets and while all these reports came out suggesting him signing Tebow was a favor to Meyer, I think if it was anything other than his typical “whatever is best for the team” response to personnel additions it was the idea that he would use a player against his division rival who are basically paying to get beaten by that player. That is a hilarious scenario and if Tebow only sees action in 3 games this year you can be sure 2 of them will be against the Jets.

  31. randomguy9999 says: Jun 18, 2013 4:38 PM

    just remember: somebody in the Jets office actually said something along the lines of:

    “I know this guy can’t throw,
    and he’s got the worst yards per game in the NFL,
    and the worst TDs per game in the NFL
    and he couldn’t remember the plays in Denver and wasn’t able to audible ever….
    but we gotta spend $4M on this guy…. we gotta have him!”

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