Could Tim Tebow Demand Trade Or Release From New York Jets?


December 9, 2012; Jacksonville, FL, USA; New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow (15) sits on the bench during the second half of the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jets defeated the Jaguars 17-10. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

With the news that the New York Jets have named Greg McElroy the team’s starting quarterback for this weekends game against the San Diego Chargers, many are wondering what will be next for Jets personal punt protector Tim Tebow. Tebow was acquired by the Jets via trade from the Denver Broncos and he has yet to produce this season.

To be fair to Tebow, the Jets have yet to give Tebow a chance at success and he won’t ever get that opportunity with McElroy jumping over him on the depth chart for his first NFL start.

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Tebow has to be frustrated by the situation he is facing in New York and that has led to belief that he will ask for a trade or his release from the team this season. Luckily for Tebow, he is owed $2.6 million next season so it is very likely that the Jets will release him regardless.

NFL Network’s Albert Breer suggested shortly after the news of McElroy’s promotion that Tebow could demand the trade or release.

But would there be any team’s lining up for Tebow’s services?

When the Jets acquired Tebow in the offseason, the Broncos also had interest from the Jacksonville Jaguars and St. Louis Rams. It is not out of the question that either of those teams could still be interested in Tebow’s services.

It certainly looks like Tebow’s time with the Jets is coming to an abrupt end, so we will just have to wait and see where the next cause of Tebowmania occurs.