The 25-year-old Tebow, who has thrown 17 touchdowns, against nine interceptions, for 2,422 yards in 14 starts, will soon be released so Gang Green can save $2.58 million in salary cap space.
“It’s like he’s radioactive and no one wants to get near him, which is what happens when you put a limited, over-hyped quarterback in the biggest media market,” notes Jets beat writer Rich Cimini of the passer who led the Denver Broncos to a 7-4 record and propelled the squad to a stunning 29-23 victory in overtime against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2012 playoffs.
Bizarrely enabling Sanchez’s hideous performances, Jets coaches firmly refused to give the 6-foot-3, 235 pound Tebow an opportunity to compete as a field general.
Hence, Tebow connected on only six of eight tosses for 39 yards last autumn in the swamps of Jersey.
Despite throwing like a glorified version of Corky Thatcher, Tebow is a proven winner on both the collegiate and professional levels.
With many insiders believing the erratic southpaw will struggle to find another job once clipped by the Jets, it is indeed “like (Tebow’s) radioactive.”by