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Jets planning to keep Tim Tebow as quarterback competition?

tim-tebow-jetsIt’s been a foregone conclusion since the end of the regular season that Tim Tebow would not be back with the New York Jets. Not only was Tebow hardly used by the team throughout the season, but he was upset with the coaches for burying him on the depth chart and even reportedly asked out of the Wildcat offense.

Back in December, nearly every New York media outlet said it was a certainty that Tebow and the Jets would be parting ways. But the team has a new general manager, John Idzik, and he might not be as determined to release Tebow.

“Tim, as you know, he’s currently on our roster,” Idzik told season ticket holders on a conference call Monday, per the New York Daily News. “What we’re doing is we’re trying to increase competition at that position and positions across the board. So we’re going to let the competition play out. We’re going to see who we’re able to bring on board and let it play out this offseason and into training camp. So I think that’ll be healthy for all concerned, including Tim.”

Was Idzik being truthful? Is he really planning to keep Tebow? I suppose it’s a possibility, though I think something else was going on.

Last month, it was reported that the Jets would try to trade Tebow before releasing him. No team would surrender anything in a trade if they know Tebow will be available as a free agent, so it’s likely the Jets are trying to make it seem like they’re going to keep him in order to create some trade leverage.

We’re not buying Idzik’s comments, though I suppose there’s a slight chance they could always bring him back.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/dave.ridgeway.96 Dave Ridgeway

    Trade Revis & keep Tebow?  Yeah, that should do the trick. Only the Jets could make moves like these…lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/nitesiter Jim Bouck

    Having never been a Jets fan, I tolerated them against other teams I didn’t like more, however, the way they treated Tebow, I’ve now made the Jets the number one team I despise the most.  I’ll even cheer for Dallas over the Jets.

  • http://www.defeatobama.com DefeatObama.com

    Honestly starting Tebow would not be a bad move for this team. Someone like Tebow running a pistol/spread offense would work in a cold weather city. And before anyone remarks that Tebow isn’t a starting caliber QB I’d like to point out in the 16 games Tebow has started he produced more offense yards and TDs than Flacco has averaged over his 4 years as a starter.