Report: Denver Broncos Trade Tebow to New York Jets

Harry Orbach Miller@@harryom95Contributor IIIMarch 21, 2012

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 14:  Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos looks to pass against the New England Patriots during their AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Gillette Stadium on January 14, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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According to Jay Glazer, the Denver Broncos have traded quarterback Tim Tebow to the New York Jets for a fourth-round draft pick.

What this means:

When the New York Jets handed out a contract extension to starting quarterback Mark Sanchez, he probably felt very calm and confident about his chances going into this season. However, now with Tebowmania backing him up, to say he is feeling rather uncomfortable now would be a major understatement. 

Everyone knows how the New York media works. If they cry again and again for a certain player to play, eventually they win. Don't be surprised to see Tebow start a few games for the Jets next season. With all the hype he has already, it wouldn't surprise me to see him start day one.

For the Broncos, this trade is a double-edged sword. Firstly, they lost a player who took them to the playoffs, and in them, took out the league's best defense in the Pittsburgh Steelers, and made it look rather easy too.

In addition to that, it remains to be seen if the signing of Peyton Manning will be able to offset the chaos of trading one of the city's heroes. Remember, these were the same fans that rented billboards protesting for Tebow to start.  

On the other side, the Broncos got unexpected value for Tebow. Most analysts had them getting no more than a fifth-round pick in return, so the fact that they were able to get a fourth-rounder and a relatively high one at that, must be seen as a good return.