Wednesday was another roller coaster day in what has been a roller coaster month for Tim Tebow.
But by the end of the day, Tebow was out of Denver, traded to the New York Jets in a deal that was on again, off again, when the Jets failed in the simple matter of reading Tebow’s contract with the Broncos.
In the end, Tebow went to the Jets along with a seventh-round choice in next month’s NFL Draft. New York is sending fourth and sixth round selections to Denver.
The hang up was a salary advance that Tebow received a year ago. He got $6,277,500 with various portions of that total taken from his base salaries in 2011 through 2014. Denver wanted the Jets to pay them back. The Jets made the deal and never bothered to read the entire Tebow contract. After first announcing the trade, the Jets then announced it was off.
Everything was back on when the Jets and Broncos agreed to split the total, all of which have salary cap ramifications.
In the second-day of the second week of NFL free agency, there were other transactions as well:
Bengals get a running back â€“ BenJarvus-Green Ellis has left the Patriots and signed with Cincinnati.
Raiders added OL-DB â€“ Oakland re-signed RT Khalif Barnes to a 1-year, $2 million deal. They also added CB Pat Lee, who played last season with Green Bay.
Seahawks add tackle â€“ Seattle signed OT Frank Omiyale.
Patriots add another DB â€“ CB Will Allen was signed by New England, as Bill Belichick continues to revamp his porous secondary.
Broncos bring in another pair of hands for offense â€“ WR Andre Caldwell inked with Denver, leaving Cincinnati behind.
Vikings added offensive lineman â€“ G/T Geoff Schwartz signed with Minnesota after several seasons in Carolina.