Tim Tebow waived by New York Jets after one season
By Gregg Rosenthal
Around The League Editor
Published: April 29, 2013 at 08:03 a.m.
Updated: April 29, 2013 at 10:34 a.m.
The Tim Tebow error in New York finally -- mercifully -- is over.
The New York Jets announced Monday morning that Tebow was waived after one season with the team. NFL.com's Albert Breer and Ian Rapoport reported that Tebow was told face-to-face by new general manager John Idzik and coach Rex Ryan when Tebow arrived for phase two of the Jets' offseason program.
Idzik insisted on keeping Tebow through the 2013 NFL Draft in case the Jets could find a trade partner or use for him. After selecting quarterback Geno Smith in the second round, Tebow -- not Mark Sanchez -- is the odd man out.
Tebow threw only eight passes as a Jet and rushed the ball 32 times, without great effectiveness. Despite awful quarterback play in front of Tebow, Ryan and offensive coordinator Tony Sparano never wanted to use Tebow as a starter. And they had no idea how to use him as a backup. The Jets wasted a fourth- and sixth-round pick in exchange for Tebow in a trade last offseason that smacked of ownership involvement.
Jets owner Woody Johnson wanted headlines; he got them. He just didn't get a lot of victories. Ryan threw one, last useless verbal bouquet to Tebow on his way out the door.
"We have a great deal of respect for Tim Tebow," Ryan said in a statement released by the Jets. "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."
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