Tim Tebow: Jets Shouldn't Wait to Try to Trade Backup QB

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Tim Tebow: Jets Shouldn't Wait to Try to Trade Backup QB

The New York Jets must come to terms with the truth: Tim Tebow isn't a tradeable player. 

ESPN's Rich Cimini reported on Sunday, March 31 that the team intends to keep Tebow on its roster at least through the draft:

To the surprise of many, QB Tim Tebow remains on the Jets' roster even though it has been reported for months that he doesn't fit into their 2013 plans. I hear Tebow is getting antsy, but it looks like the Jets will keep him through the draft, hoping they can find a trading partner. 

Hope deferred makes the heart sick. 

The Jets have been actively seeking a trade partner for Tebow since the beginning of February. Since that time, the only team that has showed any interest is the Orlando Predators...of the Arena Football League.

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Meanwhile, as Cimini points out, Pat White—a guy who hasn't taken a snap in the NFL since 2009—is being looked at by the San Francisco 49ers and New York Giants

Tebow is due to make just over $2.5 million in 2013, per Spotrac.com. The money, by itself, isn't a huge issue, especially with so many teams well under the cap at this time. 

The real issue is this: Teams will not give up draft picks for Tebow. 

Period.

Tebow's supporters point to his ability to win games as a reason to give him another shot at starting in the NFL. In his three-year career, Tebow has a record of 8-6 in the regular season and 1-1 in the playoffs. 

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Winning games in the NFL isn't easy, and Tebow may end up getting that chance at some point. That said, Vince Young is also a "winner," and he's attempting a comeback in 2013. Young has a career record of 31-19, though he did lose his lone playoff game. 

Tebow won't be traded. 

There are too many other options available for teams looking for read-option quarterbacks that don't involve coughing up a draft pick. 

And that's the way the cookie crumbles

 

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