The New York Jets have repeatedly failed to trade backup quarterback Tim Tebow, but that doesn’t mean he still has a future with the team. In a matter of weeks, the Jets are expected to dump Tebow and allow him to move on to greener pastures.
According to Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com, Tebow will likely be put out of his misery and be released from the Jets following the 2013 NFL Draft. He wrote:
Tebow is under contract for two more seasons, but his future with the team has been an ongoing storyline in the offseason. The Jets would like to trade him, sources said, but there has been no market and they’re expected to release him after the draft.
The Jets are calling it an open competition, but they have no plans to include Tebow, sources said.
The news really comes as no surprise.
Tebow has no place with the Jets and if he isn’t released then he will just create an unwanted distraction for the team in the New York media.
Whether or not Tebow will generate interest once he is a free agent remains to be seen, but you can expect a few teams will be looking to add a mobile scout team quarterback and Tebow fits the bill.