How Tim Tebow Lost His Appeal to NFL Teams

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How Tim Tebow Lost His Appeal to NFL Teams
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The New York Jets want to get rid of Tim Tebow. Unfortunately, that is easier said than done.

It is an old story in the NFL. College stars, Heisman Trophy winners and finalists who became busts in the NFL. Many of their names still float around in sports conversations. Gino Torretta, Eric Crouch, Chris Weinke, Ryan Leaf, Jason White and Heath Shuler are all quarterbacks who were briefly in the limelight after phenomenal collegiate campaigns.

After a controversial and at least entertaining 2011 campaign, quarterback Tim Tebow may have solidified his position as a draft bust through the events of 2012 and early 2013.

Now the Jets are reportedly trying to trade Tebow, and they will be lucky if they can get even a late-round draft pick in return. As one general manager put it (via Adam Schefter of ESPN), "I think his career is over without playing another position."

In only three short years in the league, Tebow may have already run out of chances to be an NFL quarterback. The issue is not only that the Jets are unable to get value for him in a trade. It is that it is unclear if any team wants him at all, even for free. 

Things change quickly in the NFL. Here are the nine biggest blows to Tebow's career and legacy since he became an NFL player, which have resulted in the situation that exists today.

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