Tim Tebow Trade Rumors: Latest Updates and Speculation on Polarizing QB

Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse more stories
Tim Tebow Trade Rumors: Latest Updates and Speculation on Polarizing QB
Al Bello/Getty Images

Tim Tebow made shock waves on Tuesday when Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reported that the New York Jets backup QB has plans to request a trade or be released from the team.

The sparingly used signal-caller came over via trade from the Denver Broncos in the 2012 offseason and never seemed to be a fit with head coach Rex Ryan. That became apparent after reserve QB Greg McElroy was named the starter for the final two games over Tebow.

This was the straw that broke the camel’s back, and the patient backup’s frustration boiled over into this trade request. His availability has certainly piqued the curiosity of a number of franchises around the NFL.

According to an older report by Mehta, a Jacksonville-based television station had found that the Jaguars had expressed some interest in Tebow. It wasn't the first time the former Florida Gator’s hometown team was inquisitive about his services.

Tom Carpenter of ESPN (membership required) noted that the Jags and St. Louis Rams had interest in Tebow prior to the 2012 campaign, but it’s unknown if any franchise still has the QB on the radar.

Regardless, it seems that Tebow’s time in the Big Apple is over, as Mehta tweeted that there will be a mutual split between the two parties at the end of the season:

While the Jets would apparently prefer to trade the controversial QB—who is owed $2.5 million for next season—rather than cut him, there doesn’t seem to be much of a market for the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner:

Of course, nothing is official yet, as Tebow himself clarified, according to ESPN New York’s Rich Cimini:

“The backup quarterback is expected to ask out, clarifying, ‘I haven't asked for a trade yet’—the word ‘yet’ hanging in the air.”

We’ll keep you updated right here on B/R with the latest trade rumors, news, updates, opinions and analysis concerning the inevitable Tim Tebow and New York Jets split.

Follow B/R on Facebook


Subscribe Now

By signing up for our newsletter, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.

Thanks for signing up.