Tim Tebow won’t be back with the New York Jets according to a report from Newsday. The team plans to trade him during the offseason — and if no one takes him — they will release him prior to the free-agency period.
My New York Jets: where football dreams come to die.
Tim Tebow’s tenure with the Jets is nearing a close.
A league source confirmed to Newsday on Thursday that Tebow won’t return for the 2013 season — a day after the backup quarterback expressed visible frustration in the locker room over his lack of use this season. The source said the Jets will try to trade Tebow during the offseason, but if a trade partner cannot be found, they’ll release Tebow prior to the free-agency period in March.
The Jets, desperate to add some flair to their offense, traded fourth- and sixth-round picks to Denver in exchange for Tebow and a seventh-round pick last March. The Jets committed $3.6 million to make the arrangement work — $1.6 million in salary and bonuses for Tebow this season, plus a $2 million payout to the Broncos, per their trade agreement.
But it was clear early on that this trade wasn’t working out for the Jets or Tebow.