The Tim Tebow saga in New York as seemingly reached it’s apex. According to ESPN New York, the Jets are going to release punt protector Tim Tebow if they can’t find a trade partner for him. What this means is, Tim Tebow is going to be released in the very near future and his NFL career protecting on punts will continue with another team.
A league source indicated to ESPNNewYork.com on Tuesday, however, that nothing has changed with regard to Tebow’s status on the team. The Jets are holding out hope they can trade him and are in no rush to do so. They could stretch the process out to the draft, but failing a trade, the Jets will release him, the source said.
This may come as a shock to Tebow’s cult, as earlier this week head coach Rex Ryan indicated that Tebow was still a part of the Jet’s special teams future, and even said that Tebow might even get reps at quarterback.
“He’s on the roster, and he’ll get a chance to compete,” Ryan said of Tebow. “We’ll see how the offseason plays out, but right now Tim is on our roster.”
Tebow’s time in New York has been a complete waste, and both sides have long been aware of that fact. The Jets are trying to save face by trading for him, but the punt protector has virtually no trade value whatsoever and his release is almost certain. Tebow has an offer from an Arena League football team on the table which means he’ll be playing football next season.
The only problem with playing in the AFL is the fact that punting is illegal, so it’s going to be interesting to see where Tebow plays. There’s also that career in politics Tebow’s been hinting at, and to be honest he’d make a wonderful politician. For years now Tebow has convinced the world that he’s a quarterback and still has people under that impression, so we do know he’s good at the one requirement you need to be a successful politician in America.