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Tim Tebow could remain with Jets

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06:36 PM ET 03.04 | First, the New York Jets said that there is "no truth," to rumors about potentially trading cornerback Darrelle Revis, and now they're going against popular opinion again when it comes to quarterback Tim Tebow. According to Seth Walder of the New York Daily News, the Jets believe that Tebow could be a part of the roster going forward. General manager John Idzik said that Tebow could help increase competition on the team and that the Jets are "going to let the competition play out." He mentioned that the competitions would be going on throughout training camp. Most believed that Tebow would be gone by the start of training camp. It's been widely reported that the Jets are going to try and trade Tebow this offseason and it's been believed that they would release him in the end if they couldn't find a team that was willing to give up something, presumably a draft pick, in return.

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March 4, 2013  07:54 PM ET

"General manager John Idzik said that Tebow could help increase competition on the team and that the Jets are "going to let the competition play out." He mentioned that the competitions would be going on throughout training camp."

That was the assumption last year after the Jets traded for Tebow and they never prepared him to play in the games. Everybody knew that Sanchez work ethic was poor and Tebow was supposed to challenge him then. The Jets recently retired Special Teams coach Mike Westhoff openly stated his disgust at the way the Jets never really prepared Tebow to be part of their offense. Release Tebow so he can have a legitimate shot with another team. As for Sanchez, the Jets should either cut him and take the cap hit or bring in another free agent on the cheap until they can afford to draft a QB in the first round. In the meantime, this is just horse$%#&. Woody, you should just man up and admit that drafting and extending Sanchez was a mistake that YOU made.

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March 4, 2013  08:18 PM ET
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Good points.He can play. He's a C+ QB but a leader and a winner.

Thanks. I agree. However, his strengths are Sanchez' weaknesses. That's why they brought him in to begin with. My concern is that whoever was responsible for his situation last year (Rex??) will make the same mistake this year. Then Tebow will have lost two years of opportunity and not made any progress in improving either his mechanics or his ability to read defenses. Besides, who's going to mentor him? New QB coach David Lee? Wasn't he one of Sporano's boys in Miami with the Wildcat? Hmmmmm.

March 4, 2013  09:13 PM ET

Tebow ought to be able to sue the Jets for screwing up his career. Woody Johnson and Rex Ryan should be held accountable for ruining any chance Tim Tebow ever had to play QB in the NFL.

March 4, 2013  09:38 PM ET

Regardless of who is to blame, Tebow is damaged goods. No team will give anything for Tebow in a trade, so the Jets can release him or keep him. And the Jets will never get what Revis is worth in a trade, because of the issues of injury and contract expense. And Revis could easily hold out rather than play for his current contract. They have all painted themselves into a corner.

March 4, 2013  09:44 PM ET
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Tebow ought to be able to sue the Jets for screwing up his career. Woody Johnson and Rex Ryan should be held accountable for ruining any chance Tim Tebow ever had to play QB in the NFL.

I doubt it. Not that Tebow doesn't have a legitimate right to complain, mind you. But if an employee really could sue his / her employer for incompetence, our court system would be clogged up for centuries. Nice try though!

March 4, 2013  10:25 PM ET

Asking the Jets for information is like writing a letter to the National Enquirer.

March 4, 2013  11:33 PM ET
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Asking the Jets for information is like writing a letter to the National Enquirer.

That's because they still don't have a clue as to what they're doing.

March 5, 2013  06:49 AM ET
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I doubt it. Not that Tebow doesn't have a legitimate right to complain, mind you. But if an employee really could sue his / her employer for incompetence, our court system would be clogged up for centuries. Nice try though!

I'm not saying Tebow's the end all at QB, but the Jets traded for him, flat out lied to him (they never had any intention of letting him compete for the #1 job) and now are just letting him dangle in the wind. He never had a chance. I'd be pissed if it were me.

March 5, 2013  09:37 AM ET

It's mind boggling how a backup QB continues to get so much press for doing next to nothing.

March 5, 2013  09:37 AM ET

Who cares! He's a non factor on the football field.

March 5, 2013  11:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Tebow ought to be able to sue the Jets for screwing up his career. Woody Johnson and Rex Ryan should be held accountable for ruining any chance Tim Tebow ever had to play QB in the NFL.

As long as he's getting paid QB type money and not taking hits from 300 pound linemen, he should thank his lucky stars and keep quiet.

March 5, 2013  12:24 PM ET
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Who cares! He's a non factor on the football field.

He is now, but he sure as hell wasn't in Denver. Admittedly you can only run on emotion for so long before you flatline, and I don't think he'll make it as a QB in this league, but he has a right to fail on his own merits. The way he's been handled in New York is baffling and just plain wrong.

March 5, 2013  04:39 PM ET

The Team that Prys together, Stays Together!!!

 
March 5, 2013  04:40 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

The Team that Prys together, Stays Together!!!

The Team that Prays Together,

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