Let's sift through the speculation and get to the bottom of the Tim Tebow trade possibility.
No, there's no inside source that can say definitively whether a deal will go down or not, but taking a step back and analyzing the situation from many perspectives will help settle this once and for all—or at least until the trade deadline passes on Thursday afternoon.
From a Jets angle, it's highly unlikely that the organization will admit its mistake in acquiring the unorthodox quarterback and trade him. And highly unlikely is a major understatement.
Moreover, it would make it blatantly obvious that Tebow was nothing more than a marketing move, a decision rooted in the New York City publicity battle with the Giants that, frankly, the Jets won't win until they, well, win.
Must teams are inherently stubborn when it comes to personnel decisions and rarely swallow their pride halfway through one season with a big-name acquisition-turned-disappointment.
That, in itself, doesn't bode well for any trade potential.
From the angle of a potential suitor, who even wants Tebow?
Will Tim Tebow be moved before the trade deadline?
Sure, a franchise like the Jacksonville Jaguars—a club that resides in the most concentrated region of "Tebowmaniacs" in the country—would, like the Jets, welcome the increased media attention.
But, are they willing to play him? Or would a situation similar to the one the Jets find themselves in right now ultimately arise?
Most of us would bet on the latter.
One would have to think that a club like Jacksonville would utilize Tebow more frequently and put him in a better situation to succeed, but it wouldn't necessarily make him the starter.
And if the Jaguars, a team with quarterback issues in the heart of Tebowland, wouldn't—no team would.
Add it all up, and you'll understand that when the Jets come off their bye in Week 10, Tebow will still be on the team, even if he's on the sideline for most of the game.