The New York Jets surprisingly made a trade for Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow. No one seemed interested in Tebow, and with Mark Sanchez not too far removed from a pair of trips to the AFC Championship game, they didn’t seem to need him.
Still, they traded for him. Former New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum went as far as to call it the biggest mistake of his time with New York.
“Obviously we made a couple mistakes – trading for Tim Tebow most notably,” Tannenbaum told CBS Radio on Wednesday. “But I would say beyond that, we [could have done a better job with the bottom of our roster], especially toward the end.”
The Jets released him after just one season and a little over a year since they traded for him. Since then he joined the New England Patriots during preseason but failed to make the team, and after a year off from the NFL he looks destined to fulfill his deal as a college football analyst on ESPN’s SEC Network.