Jets Finalize Trade, Get Tebow

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 – BenJarvus-Green Ellis has left the Patriots and signed with Cincinnati.

Raiders added OL-DB – 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 – Seattle signed OT Frank Omiyale.

Patriots add another DB – 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 – WR Andre Caldwell inked with Denver, leaving Cincinnati behind.

Vikings added offensive lineman – G/T Geoff Schwartz signed with Minnesota after several seasons in Carolina.

6 Responses to “Jets Finalize Trade, Get Tebow”

  • March 21, 2012  - Johnfromwichita says:

    I made fun of trading Tebow. He is not a complete quarterback and may never be. But, know what, I wish Cassel had him for a change of pace fill in. A wildcat poisition that can actually pass. Remeber last year home game against Denver when we had almost won and the jerk threw a 54 yard pass to win. Damn. Sanchez doesn’t need to worry about being replaced; he now has another weapon. If nothing else, their running game just got better. I think they paid too much for him. Remeber we won the last game at Denver 7-3. Mark, think your job is safe.

  • March 21, 2012  - JB says:

    –Re Tebow A good and decent man has been sent to a hostile Sodom and Gomorrah. The press will beat him like a drum…..

  • March 22, 2012  - el cid says:

    Was great in college, not so much in pros (yet). Many like that – thinking about it, wasn’t Quinn decent in college and not so much in pros LOL.

    Who is the Jets QB coach? can he fix Tebow?

    Might have been nice if the Chiefs acted that fast. Iknow, I can dream, can’t I?

  • March 22, 2012  - ED J says:

    Man Jets as organization are an absolute dumpster fire. Seriously stupid. First you go after Manning then you try to kiss make up to Sanchez by giving him a new extention then you bring the circus to NY Tebow mania. That’s an organization that just don’t get it. Bottom line Sanchez will feel pressure to perform he will fail unfortunately due to fact their not bringing in weapons at receiver and running back to help him. Instead they go get a gadget player who some people still trying to make a Qb. Tebow will start at some point in season and will fail because their is film on what he does and like wildcat it won’t be effective anymore. Rex Ryan and Tannannbaum both will be fired by end of season after another missed playoff and bad record. And rightfully so. Jets don’t have direction and lack real football leadership. Tebow and Sanchez two guys I feel sorry for. Sanchez because he’s working for organization that is not doing good job building pieces around him. Tebow because he’s being brought to yet another bad team that really not buying into what he does but will try to use him when things get tough setting him up for failure. Glad I’m not a Jets fan or else I’d jump off that sinking ship

  • March 22, 2012  - jimbo says:

    ED J..
    You hit the nail on the head. I could imagine that very same scenario. Well said.
    Go Chiefs.

  • March 22, 2012  - cychief24 says:

    Teeboo to the Jets is just a horrible move by the Jets. He isn’t worth a 7th round pick let alone multiple picks.
    Edj-I agree you everything you posted about this trade.
    I wonder who the donkees will get to back up old broken neck? Palko is available ;)

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