Tim Tebow Should be Released by Jets Following Darrelle Revis Trade

Jesse ReedCorrespondent IApril 22, 2013

After finally trading Darrelle Revis, the New York Jets must release Tim Tebow.

Tebow will be nothing but a huge distraction for the Jets in 2013, which is why the franchise must cut ties with the polarizing quarterback/tight end/running back. 

The Jets traded Revis to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, receiving the Bucs' first-round pick this year and a conditional fourth-round pick in 2014 that could potentially be a third-round pick (h/t ESPN's Adam Schefter). 

This is a franchise hell-bent on rebuilding its roster, as it should be. 

Though former general manager Mike Tannenbaum did manage to bring in some talented players via the draft, there's no doubt he'll be remembered for making terrible decisions in free agency and for destroying the team's cap. 

One of his decisions that proved to be the most destructive was his trade for Tebow last season. Jeff Garcia, who is helping Mark Sanchez with his mechanics this winter, recently made his opinion known on the matter, via USA TODAY's Jim Corbett:


If there's going to be competition at the position, it's not going to come from Tim Tebow. Having Tebow there (last season) just became more of a distraction, more of a circus show...having Tebow there doesn't bring anything positive. It just brings distraction.


 Garcia's comments may have emboldened Sanchez to speak his mind, which he did recently on Fox Sports Radio's "Petros and Money" show, via Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News

I just don't know if it was the best situation for either of us. But you play with the cards you are dealt with and do the very best you can...ESPN didn’t necessarily sneak in overnight at our training camp. They had to get permission to go. 

Sanchez didn't blame Tebowmania for his dismal 2012 campaign, but he didn't shy away from stating that Tebow's presence in the locker room and on the sidelines was a distraction.

The simple truth about Tebow at this time as it pertains to the Jets is that he is a square peg who doesn't fit into the round hole the Jets are using. 

New York will feature a West Coast offense this upcoming season under new offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg. This is an offense that is predicated on quick, accurate passes to build rhythm between quarterbacks and receivers.

Tebow is neither quick nor accurate with his passes, and there's zero chance he's a legitimate contender for the team's starting quarterback gig.

General manager John Idzik would love for us to believe that Tebow has a chance, which is why he recently gave a "thumbs up" to Tebow's participation in the team's workouts, via Mehta: 

But Tebow just does not fit into the team's plans. Period. 

Tebow to the Jets was a mistake in the first place. Tannenbaum owns the blame, but if Idzik perpetuates this madness into the 2013 season, he'll be dumping jet fuel on an already blazing inferno of dysfunction.

The last thing the Jets need this upcoming season is more Tebowmania

It's time for the circus to leave town.


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