Tim Tebow NFL Future Still Unknown Jets QB Isn’t Happy In New York
Any Tim Tebow NFL future will most likely not be playing quarterback. After the side-show season that was the New York Jets, Tim Tebow may find himself with nowhere to land. The Jets made their bid for Tebow after the Broncos signed Peyton Manning. They Ultimately beat out Jacksonville to bring the popular QB as a back up to Mark Sanchez.
The story gets very strange from here. The Jets took on $2.5 million of the Broncos obligation on Tebow’s contract. In addition, Tebow would be due nearly $3 million in 2013, with a base salary of $1.05 million. For the salary cap crippled Jets this was a lot of money to bench Tebow, for the 3rd string QB Greg McElroy, when Sanchez was pulled? After going to such lengths to get Tebow Rex Ryan went even further to insure he played as little as possible. (Total of 73 plays in 2012)
In times where there are rumors of trading Darrelle Revis due to future cap issues, the Jets will certainly release Tebow. The irony of the situation, sadly, is that Rex Ryan again shot the team in the foot. After making the nonverbal statement that Tebow was not going to play quarterback, Ryan actually made any trade value the team may have gotten from Tebow disappear.
Currently it appears that if there will be any Tim Tebow NFL future it may be as a fullback, not at quarterback. While Tebow would fill the seats in Jacksonville David Caldwell, Jacksonville Jaguars new GM, made it clear there was no homecoming for Tebow when he said “I can’t imagine a scenario where he will be a Jacksonville Jaguar – even if released.” Wow!
I don’t know what story to believe about Tebow when it comes to his ability to play in the NFL. Every time someone is asked, including John Elway, the answer is “he’s a great kid who works his tale off.” When it comes time for him to play though…he’s on the sideline. I was never sure on Tebow playing in the NFL but the sample size is too small to judge and Rex Ryan doesn’t top the list of quality judgment. Equally you can’t judge his release from Denver as they got Peyton Manning, anyone makes that move.
One option I haven’t heard brought up is the CFL. While and Tim Tebow NFL future is unlikely Tebow would be a starter from day one in the CFL. After going there he may very well show teams he can throw the ball then go from there. Given the treatment, or mistreatment, of Tebow I don’t see any team taking on the distraction he would bring to a team without knowing what they will get in return. This could just be the end of Tim Tebow in football. Time will tell.
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Any Tim Tebow NFL future that involves Tebow as a back would still be limited. The fact is there may not be a Tim Tebow NFL future to speak of. As polarizing and popular as Tebow is the time spent with the Jets did nothing to help his career. Adding Tebow to that roster with that coach was like throwing gasoline on circus fire.