So, it finally happened, the New York Jets released QB Tim Tebow on Monday morning. The move has been expected since the end of last season, but the selection of QB Geno Smith in the second round of this year's Draft pretty much forced the issue.
The Jets now have four quarterbacks to compete for the starting spot - QB Mark Sanchez, QB David Garrard, QB Geno Smith and QB Greg McElroy.
Tebow was acquired via a trade before the start of last season and was expected to be featured in the Wildcat package. The Jets, however, hardly ever utilized him, forcing the fan favorite to spend most time on the bench.
"We have a great deal of respect for Tim Tebow," coach Rex Ryan said. "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."
Last season Tebow threw just 8 passes, completing 6 of them for 39 yards. He also rushed for 102 yards on 32 carries, averaging only 3.2 yards/carry.