The New York Jets can’t get anyone to do business with them. They have been shopping around arguably the best defensive player in the NFL in Darrelle Revis and they still haven’t been able to get a trade done. They even tried shopping him at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Apparently they’ve been aggresively shopping Tim Tebow around the NFL as well, just no one is biting. And in the event they can’t get a trade done they’ll release him according to “league sources.”
An ESPN New York article by Rich Cimini quoted an NFL exec saying the following:
“I don’t see anyone trading for Tebow,” said an opposing personnel director, speaking on the condition of anonymity. “If the Jets get compensation, that’s impressive.”
The goal in trading Tebow is to get something in return instead of letting him walk away and receiving nothing in return. And surely, an NFL team out there could want him. To me, the Arizona Cardinals are so desperate for a quarterback they’d give Tim Tebow a shot, and that might be the only legitimate option. Possibly the Minnesota Vikings if they give up on Christian Ponder, but doubtful.
That same personnel director offered Rich a interesting destination.
“The personnel director speculated the 49ers could be a landing spot,” Cimini writes. “They run the read-option offense with Colin Kaepernick and, once the Alex Smith-to-Kansas City trade becomes official March 12, the Niners will need a backup quarterback.”
It’d be an interesting way to get rid of Tebow. But Cimini says he sampled a few league executives trying to get guesses at where he’d land or fit:
“A small sampling of league executives offered up a few possible destinations for Tebow: the Eagles (Chip Kelly’s spread offense), the Patriots (former Broncos coach Josh McDaniels is the OC), the Bears (past associations with Marc Trestman and Matt Cavanaugh) and the Cards (Tebow has been working out in Arizona).”
Certainly could get interesting!