2012 Stats: 12 games played, two starts, 39 passing yards, 84.9 passer rating, 102 rushing yards
The Skinny: Love him or hate him, the way the New York Jets dealt with Tim Tebow last season was an absolute crime. In the 2011-12 NFL Season, Tebow took over the 1-4 Denver Broncos, led them to the AFC West title, earned a thrilling Wild Card victory over the highly touted Pittsburgh Steelers and led the team in New England for the Divisional Round.
Tebow was a decoy, if anything, last year for the Jets. His work ethic is second to none and while he was disrespected throughout the entire process, he stayed respectful and mature. Having said that, Tebow cannot wait to get a fresh start and the Jets cannot wait to rid themselves of the media frenzy that comes with Tebow.
Believe it or not, there actually are football teams that respect and value Tebow for the man he is and the player he is. The Jets would be wise to shop Tebow to get at least something back in compensation and the Arizona Cardinals are an intriguing landing spot.
The Cardinals are currently stuck in a messy quarterback situation with Kevin Kolb, Ryan Lindley and John Skelton. New head coach Bruce Arians is an offensive guru and would be able to utilize Tebow's talents into the offense. That could mean a variety of things for Tebow and the Cardinals but Arians is much too wise to keep such a talent rotting on the bench and a fresh start in a new conference will benefit Tebow.
Tebow might get a shot to be the quarterback or might have a unique package meant to glorify his skill-set. The Cardinals are a class act with a classy coach in Arians and regardless if Tebow is the starter from day one or water boy from day one, the team and organization will treat him with respect.
What it will cost: The Jets will probably be more than happy to deal Tebow for a 6th or 7th round draft pick. The Jets want to rid themselves of Tebow just as much as Tebow wants to go somewhere where he is respected and valued. The low cost for Tebow will come with high upside and potential for the Cardinals, who would give up a late round selection only to guarantee that No. 15 doesn't wonder off in free agency. The Cardinals could be getting the 2011 version of Tebow which was the winning version and the Jets get something for someone they value at nothing. Win-win.