Tim Tebow is at the center of trade rumors as the New York Jets look forward to getting rid of him.
According to league sources, the New York Jets do not plan to release the 25-year-old quarterback before the start of the new league year in March, instead they will hold on to him with the hopes that they can trade him.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter says there “is not expected to be much interest” in Tebow. He was told by one NFL general manager that Tebow’s career is likely over without the quarterback agreeing to play another position.
The Jacksonville Jaguars once expressed interest in picking Tebow up, but they are no longer interested. “I can’t imagine a scenario in which he’ll be a Jacksonville Jaguar,” stated new general manager David Caldwell at his news conference last month.
Mike Tannenbaum, who was fired as the Jets’ general manager in January, told ESPNNewYork.com that bringing Tebow to the Jets was his idea in the first place.
“It’s a trade that didn’t work out,” Tannenbaum said. “Working with Rex every day, and seeing the way the league has evolved with the ball being in the quarterback’s hands and making play with your feet, we thought it would give us a chance to make our offense more dynamic. It just didn’t work out that way.”