After hitting a snag Wednesday afternoon, the Tim Tebow trade to the Jets has reportedly gone through, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Earlier in the day, the Jets agreed to send a fourth- and sixth-round pick to the Broncos for Tebow and a seventh-rounder, but the swap appeared on the brink of collapse once the Jets read the fine print of Tebow’s contract more closely. Specifically, Tebow’s contract says that any team that acquires him has to pay the Broncos $5 million in advance salaries that the team had already committed.
The deal was already agreed upon when the Broncos reportedly requested to be paid the money. The contract clause was something that all of Tebow’s other potential suitors were reportedly aware of before negotiating with the Broncos. And somehow it slipped by the Jets, and was enough for them to reconsider.
But, Tebow will be a Jet, now that New York has agreed to pay half of the $5 million the Broncos were seeking.
So, now, Jets fans can officially go back to ripping their team, Mark Sanchez to feeling his seat getting warmer and Tebow to preparing for a completely different spotlight than he had in Denver.
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