Jets acquire Tim Tebow

Admin - March 21, 2012

The New York Jets just could not stay quiet throughout the entire free agency and they did finally make a splash today by trading for Denver's QB Tim Tebow, who became expendable after the Broncos signed Peyton Manning. The Jets will send their 4th and 6th round picks to Denver in exchange for the services of Tim Tebow, who beat the Gang Green last season with a stunning last minute drive, and Denver's 7th round pick.

The Jets are intrigued by Tebow's ability to run the Wildcat offense, which will be used more often under the new offensive coordinator Tony Sparano. Tebow has 3 years left on his rookie contract and his base salary in 2012 is $1.1M. Tebow is also perceived as a good locker-room presence, which is something that the Jets definitely need, following last year's locker room feud between QB Mark Sanchez and WR Santonio Holmes.

The Jets also have QB Drew Stanton, signed last week, and QB Greg McElroy, who missed the entire last season, as their backup quarterbacks.