Tim Tebow Trade Rumors Begin and Quickly Die, and Other AFC East News

Erik Frenz@ErikFrenzSenior Writer IOctober 31, 2012

FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 21: Tim Tebow #15 of the New York Jets completes drills before a game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on October 21, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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Cutting Tim Tebow was just the option I presented yesterday. There is yet another option for dealing with Tebow, and that would be to trade him.

It appeared for a short while that a trade might be in the works, but several reports have squashed that story before it grew legs. From Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News:

Jets and Jaguars have not had any trade discussions involving Tim Tebow, I'm told. #nyj

— Manish Mehta(@MMehtaNYDN) October 31, 2012

How ironic would it have been that after all this time, after Tebow was given a choice between Jacksonville and New York, that he ended up back in his hometown?

It appears that's not happening anytime soon, although if there is any truth to the trade rumors, we won't be kept guessing for long. The trade deadline is Thursday.

Here are some more links from around the AFC East.


New York Jets

Brian Costell of the New York Post writes that the Jets' miserable start to the season doesn't bode well for the final eight games.

Joe Caporoso of TurnOnTheJets.com lists five short-term solutions to help fix the Jets' season.


Buffalo Bills

According to Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News, Bills defensive end Mario Williams is feeling "way better" following wrist surgery.

Matthew Coller of WGR 550 Sportsradio writes that age might also be a factor in Mario Williams' decline this year.


Miami Dolphins

Armando Salguero of The Miami Herald writes that Dolphins fans need to calm down on the knee-jerk reactions to roster moves and wide receivers.

Ben Volin of The Palm Beach Post looks at some photos that explain the Dolphins' 30-9 win over the Jets.


New England Patriots

Bleacher Report Patriots featured columnist Mike Dussault looks into what New England's biggest problems on defense are.

Christopher Price of WEEI.com looks at the number of offensive touches for each skill-position player this year.


Erik Frenz is the AFC East lead blogger for Bleacher Report. Be sure to follow Erik on Twitter and "like" the AFC East blog on Facebook to keep up with all the updates. Unless specified otherwise, all quotes are obtained firsthand.