After a season filled with disappointment and controversy, the New York Jets franchise is prepared to make bold moves in the off-season to right the ship under head coach Rex Ryan.
The Jets have already started shaking things up with the firing of general manager Mike Tannenbaum and hiring of John Idzik. The move wasn’t all that surprising, but the moves to come may be questionable to say the least with the team seemingly intent on trading superstar cornerback Darrelle Revis.
Along with Revis likely to be sent packing via trade, the consensus has been that quarterback Tim Tebow would also be on his way out. Tebow made no impact on the team after being acquired from the Denver Broncos last off-season and has only become a distraction to a team that failed to put it together in 2012.
As a result, Tebow will either be traded or released during the off-season. The Jets’ front office is currently gauging trade interest in Tebow, but no move has been made as of yet. Although it is no secret Tebow won’t be back next season, Idzik continues to throw out mixed signals about the team’s intentions moving forward via Dan Hanzus of NFL.com:
Idzik gave a hazy answer about the future of Tebow: “He’s currently on our roster. We’re trying to increase competition at that position.” He later added: “We’re going to let that competition play out.” Strange.
With the Jets receiving limited interest in Tebow’s services, the team will more than likely be forced to release the popular backup at some point during the off-season. Tebow may have been able to lead the Broncos into the playoffs as a result of winning the AFC West division crown, but lost all his value during his short stint with the Jets due to the team’s reluctance to play him after benching starter Mark Sanchez late in the season.