The New York Jets have released quarterback Tim Tebow. In a rare move this offseason for the Jets, they actually let a quarterback go. They at one point had accumulated six different quarterbacks on their roster.
They had Mark Sanchez and Greg McElroy on their roster before adding David Garrard and then drafting Geno Smith. They also had a guy named Matt Sims.
“We have a great deal of respect for Tim Tebow,” Jets coach Rex Ryan said in a release. “Unfortunately, things did not work out the way we all had hoped. Tim is an extremely hard worker, evident by the shape he came back in this offseason. We wish him the best moving forward.”
By waiting till after the draft it certainly seems that the New York Jets were trying to make a trade. But the market seems to be avoiding Tim Tebow at all costs.
What makes this all the more confusing is that by drafting Geno Smith you put the Jets in almost the same position next year as you did last year when you traded for Tim Tebow.
Geno Smith comes in with less fanfare and pandemonium than Tebow did. He hadn’t let a NFL franchise on a tremendously emotional ride from bottom of the league to a playoff win. But it’s essentially the same two quarterbacks system with Geno Smith filling the vacant mobile quarterback role that Tebow held. But he was projected by some to be the number one overall pick, that puts him in the hype realm with Tebow.
And not to mention they have Garrard there. Someone is getting cut.