Monday, April 29, 2013

Jets Part Ways with Tim Tebow

By Nick Ziegler (@Ziggy26x)

April 29th, 2013

On Monday morning the move many people expected the New York Jets to make happened, as after just one season with the team Tim Tebow was cut by new General Manager John Idzik.

When the Jets drafted Geno Smith in the second round it became apparent that someone had to be let go, as the Jets didn’t want to go into camps with six quarterbacks, so unfortunately for Tebow he was the odd man out. 

For Tebow now he will have to work on his skills, as its not expected that a lot of teams will be lining up to sign the now free agent Quarterback. Tebow did have some value when the Jets traded for him after he had a nice season with the Denver Broncos, which included an overtime win in the playoffs against the Pittsburgh Steelers. However Tebow never got a fair shake in New York, as he was mishandled horribly by Rex Ryan and Tony Sparano in the “Wildcat Offense”.

“We have a great deal of respect for Tim Tebow,” Coach Rex Ryan said. “Unfortunately, things did not work out the way we all had hoped. Tim is an extremely hard worker, evident by the shape he came back in this off-season. We wish him the best moving forward.”

In likelihood it would seem that Tim Tebow will be heading to Canada if he wants to continue to play Quarterback, but even up there it doesn’t seem that he’d be handed a starting job. General Manager of the Montreal Alouettes, Jim Popp has shown interest in signing Tebow if he doesn’t get a NFL job. “If he wants to come to Canada he would be in the same situation as the one he was in with New York," Popp told TSN. "He can come here and compete to be the backup to Anthony Calvillo and learn the game, just like Jeff Garcia did [behind Doug Flutie]. And one day he might be the guy; that's our vision. He can learn from the best.

It was certainly an interesting 2012 of drama for the Jets and Tebow, with Idzik now calling the shots cleaning out some of the distractions seems to be a priority for him, and sadly for Tebow he was a major distraction to the Jets.

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