The New York Jets have finally released Tim Tebow today. After just one disastrous season, the once promising star on the rise will now have to try and salvage what is left of his NFL career. Tebow was traded from the Denver Broncos, after leading them into the playoffs in the 2011 season, to the Jets on March 21 of last year and was to be used on special teams and the wildcat formation. Unfortunately, things never quite gelled and with starting QB Mark Sanchez proving to be ineffective, Tebow's presence was cause for some serious controversy last season as he watched from the sidelines.
USA Today reported this morning that Tebow was told of his release when he arrived to the team's facility.
Tebow was informed Monday morning when he arrived at the team's facility he'll be waived, and the team put out a statement:
"We have a great deal of respect for Tim Tebow," said Jets head coach Rex Ryan. "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 offseason (losing weight). We wish him the best moving forward."
I am no vehement Tim Tebow supporter like some, nor do I root against the guy, but this move was a long time coming. One year on the Jets has almost effectively ended this guy's NFL career. I will never try and argue that at his core, Tim Tebow is a good NFL quarterback, but there was clearly something there after that impressive final year in Denver.
The obvious question now is - what's next? He will go through waivers and then what? The CFL? I think the obvious answer is a return to Florida. He made a name for himself while playing for the Gators in college and winning the National Championship, and it just to so happens that the Jacksonville Jaguars are pretty futile at the QB position. I think they may take a flyer on this polarizing player in hopes of catching lightning in a bottle. We have not seen the last of Tim Tebow in the NFL.
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