Ryan Says Tebow Would Have Played If Asked

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Did he quit, or did he not quit on Gang Green? There’s been a great deal of debate on whether Tim Tebow asked out of the Jets’ wildcat offense.

Sources are split on whether Tebow was insubordinate and refused to run the wildcat.

Rex Ryan acknowledges that Tim Tebow was “disappointed” the New York Jets coach chose Greg McElroy over him to start for the benched Mark Sanchez, but says Tebow would have played in any role that was asked of him — including the wildcat.

“If I would have asked Tim to play in anything,” Ryan said, “Tim would have gone into the game and done that.”

A person familiar with the situation tell The Associated Press on Monday that Tebow asked out of his wildcat offense duties last week after hearing that McElroy, the third-stringer, would get his first NFL start over Tebow, listed as the No. 2 quarterback.

Another person, also familiar with the situation, adds that wildcat plays involving wide receiver Jeremy Kerley instead of Tebow were added before practice last Wednesday.

Both people spoke on condition of anonymity because the Jets do not disclose personnel discussions.

No matter what side of the story you believe, Tebow’s days as a Jet appear to be numbered.

What’s your take on the Tebow wildcat controversy?  Let us know…

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