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Top secret Tim Tebow package finally revealed

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08:13 PM ET 01.09 | It's not nearly as dirty as it sounds. When the New York Jets acquired Tim Tebow from the Denver Broncos last offseason, they smirked and giggled about a supposed "secret plan" they had in terms of how they planned on using him. As it turns out, we either never saw that plan or the plan was really, really stupid. However USA Today is reporting that what the Jets really wanted to do with Tebow, was use him as the one thing everyone said he should be: a running back. The revelation of this "master" plan answers the question as to why Tebow was passed up on the depth chart and Greg McElroy was started instead. The Jets never planned on using Tebow as a quarterback, something they apparently didn't tell him as he was shocked to have been passed up as the starter. This almost certainly means Tebow is on his way out in New York, as whoever the new offensive coordinator ends up being, he likely will trim the "Tebow Tailback" package out of the playbook

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Tim Tebow, AP Photo/Bill Wippert Tim Tebow, AP Photo/Bill Wippert
January 10, 2013  03:34 AM ET

Just when you thought there was no possible angle left to the Jets/Tebow saga..........

January 10, 2013  04:02 AM ET

The most inept organization in football.

January 10, 2013  05:23 AM ET

Get out of town Tim!

January 10, 2013  06:45 AM ET

While you can

January 10, 2013  07:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Just when you thought there was no possible angle left to the Jets/Tebow saga..........

Yup.

Master plan my foot. Who was the brilliant architect of this 'plan'? One of the recently exiting coaches, or Rex Ryan's?

Tim Tebow definitely needs to go elsewhere. Will they let him?

January 10, 2013  07:19 AM ET

Ryan's = Ryan

Not yet fully functional apparently.

January 10, 2013  07:33 AM ET

If the plan was to play him at RB, why didn't they ever put him on the field at that position? The TRUTH is that the signed him to sell jerseys...that's it...and any team that signs him next will be doing it for the SAME reason...NO ONE wants tebow actually playing on their team...

January 10, 2013  07:42 AM ET

I see the Jets still have their "anonimous spokesperson" in the locker-room.

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January 10, 2013  08:12 AM ET
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As long as he is still getting kicked around by the media he will always be of value. It is a talent

He doesn't really get kicked around by the media...the media just reports on all of the fans he gets kicked around by...and when I say ALL of the fans, I mean ALL of them...if you don't say negative things about the way Tebow plays football, you don't know football and can't really call yourself a "fan"

January 10, 2013  08:13 AM ET

Everyone has an opinion on Tebow as a football player and a person. But the fact is that the Jets wronged that kid this year, and in doing so added to the disaster that was their season. Tebow shut his mouth and played hard every day. There is no doubt that the Jets will release him this offseason. I hope he gets a legitimate chance somewhere else.

January 10, 2013  08:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

He doesn't really get kicked around by the media...the media just reports on all of the fans he gets kicked around by...and when I say ALL of the fans, I mean ALL of them...if you don't say negative things about the way Tebow plays football, you don't know football and can't really call yourself a "fan"

Wow, well that is certainly a totally objective statement

January 10, 2013  08:31 AM ET

Hmm. How about this: The Jets trade Tebow + 2013, 2014, and 2015 draft picks to the 'Skins for RG III. Or, don't and say they did?

January 10, 2013  08:45 AM ET
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Everyone has an opinion on Tebow as a football player and a person. But the fact is that the Jets wronged that kid this year, and in doing so added to the disaster that was their season. Tebow shut his mouth and played hard every day. There is no doubt that the Jets will release him this offseason. I hope he gets a legitimate chance somewhere else.

Agreed. Fact is as a football player he was never given a chance to even see if he could help that team. And they definitely needed help. As a person, he makes people uncomfortable because his beliefs are well known. It's the writers and announcers who perpetuate that. I've never seen or heard Tebow do anything in a religious way that a hundred other NFL players don't do. If he lands on a team that actually wants him, other than to sell tickets, he might contribute. I hope so.

January 10, 2013  09:23 AM ET

Big Mistake going to The J E T S!!!

January 10, 2013  09:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Everyone has an opinion on Tebow as a football player and a person. But the fact is that the Jets wronged that kid this year, and in doing so added to the disaster that was their season. Tebow shut his mouth and played hard every day. There is no doubt that the Jets will release him this offseason. I hope he gets a legitimate chance somewhere else.

Really, they should release him at least give him a chance to catch on with some other team

January 10, 2013  09:48 AM ET
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Really, they should release him at least give him a chance to catch on with some other team

After doing everything they possibly could to damage him, they'll likely be asking for too much, trade-wise.

January 10, 2013  10:29 AM ET
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After doing everything they possibly could to damage him, they'll likely be asking for too much, trade-wise.

Word at one point was they were agreeing to his request to be released. The new owner in Jax wants Tebow to come compete for their starting job.

January 10, 2013  10:32 AM ET

The Jest put the fun in "dysfunctional." Well, it's fun watching them, anyway. From a schadenfreude point of view.

 
January 10, 2013  10:40 AM ET

Keep on sugarcoating the truth . There was no way they were going to let Tebow play and risk the possibility of him outperforming Sanchez which would of made Rex and The Jets organization look like complete idiots for not putting him in earlier in the season.

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