Tebow, Seventh-Rounder Were Headed To Jets Before Potential Setback

NEW YORK (AP/CBSNewYork) – Tim Tebow was headed to the Jets from the Broncos on Wednesday prior to a potential setback came about.

Denver general manager Brian Xanders said the Broncos would receive fourth- and sixth-round draft picks, while New York would get a seventh-rounder — all in 2012.

Denver started shopping Tebow after signing Peyton Manning.

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If the deal is completed, Tebow is expected to complement starter Mark Sanchez, who received a $40.5 million contract extension, with $20.5 million guaranteed, earlier this month. The Jets also had pursued Manning.

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Tebow led the Broncos to the playoffs last season — along the way beating Sanchez and the Jets, who missed the postseason. But Denver executive John Elway believed Manning gave the team a better chance at winning a championship now.

So now Tebowmania may be heading to Broadway.

Elway and Broncos coach John Fox called Tebow on Monday night to tell him it was possible he would be traded.

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“I’m sure he was disappointed,” Elway said Tuesday. “He didn’t come out and say he was disappointed. I think it was a typical Tim Tebow response in the fact that he was very positive. He said, ‘Well, we’re talking about Peyton Manning, and I understand exactly what you’re doing.'”

Elway said he wanted to do right by Tebow, who took over a 1-4 team and led the Broncos to the AFC West title and a playoff win over Pittsburgh.

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“It would be our goal to get him in the best situation possible for him to have success also,” Elway said.

Tebow’s base salaries for the next few seasons are very cap friendly: $1.942 million in 2012, $2.266 million in 2013 and $2.590 million in 2014.

Are you happy with the move, Jets fans? How will Tebow fit into the team’s offense? Sound off below.

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  1. Carl says:

    With all the holes the Jets still have (offensive line, linebacker, wide receiver, running back, safety)can anybody explain the thinking of the Jet brain trust? Does this eat up $7m of the cap space they have? $2m for Tebow and $5m to the Broncos? Given their draft history it isn’t much of a loss to give up picks but that says more about the people doing the drafting.. This team has gone backwards in the last 15 months. I think it is time to think about moving the GM. I’ve been a fan since 1965 and am thinking about switching teams because of nonsense like this.

  2. Don says:

    the J E T S are a J O K E….has the use of the wildcat offense brought any team a championship?? if Sanchez goes down are they going to run the wildcat EVERY play. i know they needed a backup but wasnt there one out their with a more of passing resume?? i hope this works better than i envision it but what do i know…i am a Giant fan!!!!

  3. dabooch says:

    Managa mia Tebow won’t fit with the Jets because Tim is a winner. They should put out the baskets by the turnstiles on Sunday so Tebow’s fans can throw in quarters as they enter the stadium. God Bless.

  4. new.lamby says:

    THIS IS A BRILLIANT MOVE. AND I DO MEAN BRILLIANT.

    JETS ALL THE WAY NEXT YEAR.

    LETS PLAN A PARADE NOW

  5. Elmo33 says:

    This guy is a winner and will only add to the Jets

  6. billy says:

    Bill Belichick is laughing. Once again JEts prove their ineptitude. It’s a PR move. And a football train wreck waiting to happen

  7. Martin says:

    This is Mike Francesa’s monologue today on the Jets getting Tebow: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrYeJIt-pkM

    1. Mike from CT says:

      Keep your friends close and your enemy’s closer. At least the Jets won’t have to play against him anymore!

  8. Joel says:

    When M.Sanchez throws 2INT’S in 1 game and you start hearing “Tebow Tebow!” Jets season will be over and so will Marks stink as a jet

  9. You gotta be kidding me! says:

    This is an unmitigate disaster!

  10. Joel says:

    This Trade is a disgrace, and it completely takes away from anything Tannebaum has done in his stint as jets GM

    1. JJFOX says:

      The Jets gave up a 4th round pick for an offensive weapon, and they have upgraded the backup qb position from last year. If you are going to use the Wildcat as part of the offense, why in the world would you not want the best guy to run it ? To act as if they gave up something for him is absurd.

  11. Elmo33 says:

    Great Move on Goal line plays and The Wildcat Not to mention all the Jerseys that will sell now.

  12. Dennis says:

    I’M 50 YEARS OLD AND I HATE TO SAY THIS ,BUT .YES FOLKS THE NEW YORK JETS ,JUST KEEP FINDING NEW AND AMAZING WAYS TO SCREW UP A SEASON. THIS IS YOUR ANSWER FOR TURNING THIS TEAM AROUND ? A QB WAR ? NOT A RUNNING BACK? NOT A WIDE RECIVER , NOT HELP WITH A DEFFFFFFFFFENCE RUSH, OFFFFFFFFFENCE LINE??
    I HOPE THIS WOKS OUT OR JET NATION WILL BE ONCE AGAIN WATCHING BIG BLUE IN THE PLAYOFFS.

    1. Gene says:

      Dennis, I couldn’t agree more……I thought the Wilpon’s were a bunch of bufoons, the Jests, make them look like Einstein

  13. Longtime Jets Fan says:

    Tebow has brought good fortune to every team he has ever been on. This kid is a phenom and has a knack for making those around him play better. Give him a chance and he will do the same in New York. There can be no comparison to the Favre debacle — Favre was already a has been when the Jets picked him up. Tebow is still developing. For all intents and purposes, Tebow as a rookie last year (first starting games). He came in and turned a 1-4 horrible looking team into a true playoff contender that was knocked out of contention by none other than the would be Superbowl champs. It’s an odd choice on the surface, but Tebow comes very cheap compared to Sanchez and in the event of an injury during the season, New York may be pleasantly surprised by this kid’s performance. Go Gang Green … and Go Tebow!

  14. Giants Fan says:

    Good move but it will never help you beat the Giants! We own you!

  15. Peter says:

    this is a joke I will never be able to sell my PLS !!!!!

    1. Peter says:

      PSL !!!

  16. Dennis says:

    WELL NICE MOVE SNAPPERHEADS ANOTHER QB THAT WONT GET THE BALL WHERE WE NEED IT.

  17. Weeb says:

    Has anyone ever watched him play? He is a matchup nightmare and a tough SOB. As a fan of Florida’s rivals in college,and an avowed Gator Hater, I can’t stand the guy, But this is a great move, a no-brainer. Welcome to NY Timmy.

    I hope they line him up as the up-man in punt formation too.

  18. Jetman says:

    this move is even stupider than when they signed Favre …. kiss it goodbye, 2012 season is over already!

  19. lance says:

    This makes no sense to me. Sanchez will only get better, but Tebow will probably not improve very much given that most teams may try and “fix” his passing.

    It would have made more cents for Tebow to land in J’ville where he can put fannies in the seats as they need the attendance boost.

    The only reason for getting Tebow and extending Sanchez’ contract is to sell jerseys with Tebows name on it.

    1. lance says:

      oops…sense (was just too wired about this while typing)

  20. JAY says:

    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Ive been a JETS fan for 37 years, good and bad, and I have come to the realization that I will never see the JETS in a superbowl in my lifetime. If I didnt know anybetter I would think that Woody Johnson owns a majority stake in the back page of the NY Post.

  21. Joe says:

    I Like Tebow – I want to see what would happen if a team built a offense around him.
    Saying that I think that it is a mistake for the Jets to take him. What ARE they thinking? This is why the Jets will always be considered the 2nd class team over in the meadowloads. Sad

  22. Charles Decker says:

    The most mismanaged sports franchise in the history of sports. Oh, the Mutts of Flushing too.

  23. Patsfan says:

    Yeah, Sparano confused the hell out of defenses in Miami for about 1/2 of a season 2 years ago. Go ahead and get Tebow; he confused the hell out of the Patriots in the playoffs to the tune of a 30 point loss. JETS same…. old same old………

  24. bobtshirt says:

    No! No! No! No! No! Noooooooo!!!!!!

  25. roundabout says:

    The Jets need a pass rush and athleticism and speed at linebacker and/or safety. The Jets need offensive line help and potentially another running back. The Jets DON’T NEED a player for 10 plays a game, if that much.
    Tebow makes NO sense for the J.E.T.S.

  26. Hank says:

    No pass rush, no linebackers, a hole filled offensive line, one over-rated WR, one over-rated RB and what do the Jets want to do? Sign another QB who can’t throw. Brilliant.

  27. Fred says:

    The Jets will do anything to get on the backpage of the newspaper…except win the Superbowl.

    1. Amused but not misled says:

      LOVE IT!🙂

  28. raymond grosskopf says:

    Bad bad idea,if the JETS do this it because they want the back pageof the paper. This would be the downfall of the JETS and REX RYAN. Then instead of yelling for teabow we will be yelling for BILL COWER. JETS have alot on needs so use your draft picks wisely.

  29. mp says:

    Absolutely the wrong move. As soon as Sanchez makes one mistake the fans will be chanting for Tebow. If he was that good would Elway be so quick to have traded him? This will only cause more drama in the locker room which is not in the best interests of the team. Also, what is the point of having the other two quarterbacks on the roster? Typical stupidity by the Jets!!

    1. Elmo33 says:

      FYI,
      The whole Manning Elway fiasco was just that a Fiasco. Elway needs to be in the Limelight. The move he made in Denver was High Risk.If it works out great for him,however If manning gets hurt or fails to Deliver Elway becomes the fall guy. The Broncos as of Now Don’t have the Line or Receivers or even the running game.To say Elway made a good move is really far fetched.

  30. CT Native says:

    Let’s get Tebow. A little competion will make Sanchez better.

  31. mb says:

    Totally crazy move. Jets would do better to bring back Cotchery if they’re main concern is the dysfunctional locker room. The Wildcat is overrated especially when it’s so predicatable.

    1. Danothemano says:

      tebow could unite the locker room and run wild cat but he can also throw from wildcat wich would confuse the hell out of defences

      1. haha says:

        defences
        is that french for “i am a dummy”

  32. StevEvil Empire says:

    Get Tebow. Period. The kid is a winner and could help put this locker room back together. Plus, we know Woody likes stars.

    With Sanchez and Tebow, Saprano could have his Wildcat two headed monster and confuse defenses to no end!

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