Tim Tebow: Why Jets Will Not Be Able to Find Taker for Polarizing QB

Jeremy FuchsCorrespondent IIIFebruary 3, 2013

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 23: Tim Tebow #15 of the New York Jets leaves the field after loss to San Diego Chargers at MetLife Stadium on December 23, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky /Getty Images)
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Tim Tebow will not be cut by the New York Jets. Instead, the team will try to trade him. 

That's not a wise move, since the Jets will not be able to find a taker for the polarizing QB.

Tebow is not a quarterback. That much is clear. In his career, he has an abysmal 47.9 completion percentage. That simply won't cut it in the NFL.

For all his other skills as a runner, the Jets could not find a place for him. He only played in 73 snaps last season.

If he wants to stay in the NFL, he'll need to change positions. As Adam Schefter of ESPN reports:

In fact, one NFL general manager said this week: "I think his career is over without playing another position."

Whether or not he's willing to swallow his pride and change positions is unclear.

But in order to stay in the NFL, he'll need to.

It's going to be hard for the Jets to find someone to take Tebow off their hands. 

Of all the teams that need quarterbacks—Kansas City, Arizona—they are not desperate enough to employ a gimmick at that crucial position.

As bad as Matt Cassel was for the Chiefs, he was able to complete 58 percent of his passes that year. Tebow has never come close to that number. 

Tebow could find a home as a H-Back or Wildcat specialist. He has skills—they're just not at quarterback.

If he continues his defiant stance and wants to play quarterback, he'll find his way to the CFL in no time.

If he adapts and puts his skill set to good use to become a productive player in the NFL, then teams will be lining up to acquire him. There are not that many players with his combination of size, speed and strength.

But as long as he keeps up the false belief that he can be a NFL quarterback, he'll be relegated to the sidelines. 

The Jets will have a hard time finding someone who seriously thinks that Tebow will become a quarterback. Even if they do, they'd be hard-pressed to get anything more than a seventh-round pick.

They would be smarter to cut their losses and release him.