NFL Rumors: Latest on Tim Tebow and More Players with Potential to Be Moved

Richard LangfordCorrespondent IApril 28, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 02:  Former Florida Gator and New York Jet Tim Tebow attends the Allstate Sugar Bowl between the Florida Gators and the Louisville Cardinals at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 2, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Quarterbacks have already been switching teams this offseason at a rate that makes it hard to keep track, and that trend hasn't come to an end yet. 

The following three quarterbacks all have a great chance to find a new team before the season starts. 


Tim Tebow

The only thing surprising about this is that Tim Tebow is still on the Jets. It became painfully obvious last season as Tebow rode the pine in New York while the Jets suffered through some abysmal quarterback play, that Jets coach Rex Ryan was not a big believer in Tebow's ability to handle the quarterbacking duties. 

Yet here we are, with the majority of free agency and the NFL draft in the past, and Tebow is still on the Jets. So, maybe they will give him a shot after all? 

Not so fast, says the New York Daily News' Manish Mehta:

The reason for the delay is undoubtedly the Jets are holding out hope that some team will trade for Tebow. 

It is still a possibility I suppose, but with the draft gone and free agency having mostly run its course, if it doesn't happen soon, the Jets are just going to have to cut him loose. 

At that point, Tebow's future home is up in the air, and he may have a hard time finding any team, as all roster spots are filling up. 


Ryan Mallett

There isn't much point to Ryan Mallett being on the Patriots roster.

He isn't going to take Tom Brady's job, and while he provides the Patriots with a talented backup, let's face it: If Tom Brady is lost for any significant period of time, the Patriots will be planning for next season anyway.

This makes the strong-armed Mallett a popular topic in trade discussions, and there have apparently been discussions.'s Greg A. Bedard reports,"according to three league sources," that "multiple teams" have called the Pats about Mallett.

However, the Patriots aren't just going to give Mallett away; a team is going to have to make it worth their while. Bedard reports the Patriots, prior to this draft, were looking for a "second this season or a first in '14."

The Patriots didn't take a quarterback in this draft, which will make them a little more reluctant to part with Mallett, as they'd have a hard time landing a backup. 

But if a team meets their price, I wouldn't expect Bill Belichick to hesitate in shipping Mallett out. 


Nick Foles

Speculation about Nick Foles finding a new team became relevant the moment the Eagles hired Chip Kelly as their head coach. 

Foles' pocket-passing style is not an ideal fit for Kelly's spread offense.

We can go ahead and crank that speculation up to high now.'s Gregg Rosenthal paints a picture in Philadelphia that leads him to the logical conclusion that quarterback Foles could be finding a new landing spot. 

With the selection of USC quarterback Matt Barkley in the fourth round, the Eagles now have five quarterbacks on the roster. 

Someone has to go. It's not going to be Michael Vick, who is the logical choice for starter, and I can't imagine Kelly taking Barkley if he had any thought he might cut him. 

That leaves us with Foles, Dennis Dixon and G.J. Kinne. 

Kinne isn't going to make it. And while Foles obviously has way more potential than the journeyman Dixon, Dixon knows Kelly's system from their time at Oregon. 

Dixon is also a nice option for third quarterback as he could come in, if Vick were to get injured during a game, and allow the Eagles to keep their same game plan. 

Also, of those last three, Foles is the only one who has any trade value. 

I expect the Eagles to accept the best offer they get for Foles.