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Coach Rex Ryan said in a statement by the team in announcing the move that had been expected for months: ”Unfortunately, things did not work out the way we all had hoped.” I think Rex mean this in more ways than one, and honestly the only people who were expecting anything were the crazed Tebow fans. I’ll be seeing Tebow in the CFL, even though I still think the Broncos should’ve kept him and had him learn under Peyton. Also I don’t want to hear, “Oh he can just change to TE or FB…”. Ummm no he can’t, you can’t just change your position after playing one position your entire playing career it doesn’t work that way. Someone whose been a Janitor can’t just oh decide one day to be a CEO, it just doesn’t work that way.
I also mentioned the CFL because it’s pretty much already been made clear that no team in the NFL wants Tebow and the circus that travels around with him. I like Tebow, he’s a great kid and he didn’t deserve what the Jets did to him. He can’t throw. He’s awful at practice and you have to put yourself in the coaches shoes, are you really going to jeopardize your credibility by replacing your starting QB with a player who can’t even preform in a fake game? Tebow has nowhere else to go. Win don’t make you great, Aaron Rodgers has as many wins in the playoffs as Time Tebow, but Aaron Rodgers is also the best QB in the League.
The Jets and new general manager John Idzik drafted former West Virginia star Geno Smith in the second round of the NFL draft Friday, giving New York six quarterbacks on its roster – and creating uncertainty about Sanchez’s future as well.
Tebow arrived at the team’s facility in Florham Park, N.J., on Monday morning and was told he had been cut.
”Tim is an extremely hard worker, evident by the shape he came back in this offseason,” Ryan said. ”We wish him the best moving forward.”
Owner Woody Johnson jokingly said last season that ”you can never have enough Tebow.” Well, the Jets apparently had their fill and it only lasted one year with only one true starting appearance.
”I think it’s fair to say,” Tebow said, ”that I’m a little disappointed.
Brett Bouchy, the owner of the Orlando Predators of the Arena League, told the Orlando Sentinel that his team would ”love to have him,” and added that ”we have a contract waiting for him to sign.”
I can’t express enough how badly I feel for Tim Tebow and what the Vikings did. Everyone can learn and sadly the Broncos ruined that chance for him. Tebow needs to sit on the bench like Aaron Rodgers and learn to play like a star. The circus needs to die down a bit and let Tebow grow and come back a great player down the road.