X

Jets Send Tim Tebow Packing

Controversial backup redundant after team picks Geno Smith in draft
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 29, 2013 7:33 AM CDT
Jets Send Tim Tebow Packing
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).

story continues below

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. (Read more Tim Tebow stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
X
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.

X