Heading into the off-season after failing to make the NFL playoffs for a second consecutive season, the New York Jets made it clear that immediate changes were going to be made.
As a result of the team’s stance to mix things up, the Jets fired general manager Mike Tannenbaum and offensive coordinator Tony Sparano. Despite reports of the contrary, the team will keep head coach Rex Ryan in New York for at least one more season.
Following the hiring of new GM John Idzik, New York will likely be in for more changes with the team turns its attention to the quarterback position with uncertain futures for Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow. Both players have been rumored to be headed elsewhere in some form or another, but no plans have been made as of yet in terms of when or how the team plans to make these moves.
Reportedly, the Jets will hold onto Tebow for a little bit longer with the team’s hope to move him via trade rather than simply releasing him according to Brian Costello of the New York Post:
The Jets plan on holding on to quarterback Tim Tebow a little longer, according to a report.
ESPN reported the Jets will not release Tebow before the new league year begins on March 12 in hopes they can trade him. It is a long shot to believe they can get even a late-round draft pick for the controversial backup quarterback, who barely played for the Jets in 2012.
With the Jacksonville Jaguars no longer an option for the Jets in terms of a trade, Tebow’s options continue to be limited moving forward. With the team making it abundantly clear that they want to distance themselves from the bad decision to acquire the quarterback from the Denver Broncos last year, Tebow will be playing for another team next season.
Although Tebow isn’t considered a game-changer at the quarterback position after the Jets reluctance to play him this past season, Tebow’s value isn’t all that high at this point in time and releasing the quarterback may be the team’s only option.