Jets Send Tim Tebow Packing
Controversial backup redundant after team picks Geno Smith in draft
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Apr 29, 2013 7:33 AM CDT
In this Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 photo, New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow warms up before a game against the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, NY. The Jets waived Tebow.   (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

(Newser) – Tim Tebow's legion of haters are probably, well, Tebowing right now. The Jets have released their popular-yet-controversial backup today, the New York Post reports, ending a tenure that produced a lot more headlines than touchdowns (Tebow actually didn't score any as a Jet).

The move had been long expected ever since Rex Ryan passed over Tebow for Greg McElroy when he sat Mark Sanchez last year, but as recently as Friday the AP was writing that "in a surprise twist," Tebow might stick around. Tebow will now be a free agent, though the market for his services won't be large. Hey, if all else fails, there's always politics.

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sobe
Apr 29, 2013 8:08 AM CDT
Jesus loves Tim Tebow so much that he doesn't want him to play football but rather to be a preacher.
Woftt
Apr 29, 2013 8:07 AM CDT
He'll only have a future in the NFL if he gives up on QB. Maybe tight-end of FB.
NoName777
Apr 29, 2013 8:03 AM CDT
How ironic. Over the weekend 3 gators were turned in at an amnesty event in NY and now the Jets decide to set their Gator free.