New York Jets agree to trade for Denver QB Tim Tebow
March 21st, 2012
01:16 PM ET

New York Jets agree to trade for Denver QB Tim Tebow

The New York Jets have announced on their Twitter account that they have agreed to a trade with the Denver Broncos for quarterback Tim Tebow.

The Jets have agreed in principle to the trade, the team said on its Facebook page.

The new comes a day after quarterback Peyton Manning announced he would play for the Denver Broncos and less than two weeks after the Jets and quarterback Mark Sanchez agreed on a contract extension.

"This is truly a special football environment, and I'm glad to be a part of it," Manning said at a news conference on Tuesday.

"I haven't had a whole lot of time to breathe. This happened Monday morning," Manning said of his decision to join the Broncos.

The arrival in Denver of a superstar of Manning's stature raised questions about the fate of Tim Tebow, who became the Broncos starting quarterback last year amid electric fanfare and led the team into the playoffs. Tebow won the Heisman Trophy in 2007, when he played for the University of Florida.

Tebow gained widespread media attention after leading his team to big wins down the stretch of games when they were behind. He also garnered a lot of attention, and jokes, because of his strong Christian faith. He even sparked the phenomenon of "Tebowing," named after his prayer pose following touchdowns.

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  1. Jesus

    "One more "Please Jesus-Make Peyton call me" prayer from Elway and I was going to set a plague of locusts on Denver."

    March 21, 2012 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  2. leeintulsa

    dear god,

    when i prayed you'd make us a better team, payton manning was *not* what i had in mind. – tebow

    March 21, 2012 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  3. timmy

    All the evangelicals say Tebow will win because he has God on his side.............and a good RB, 2 solid receivers, a line that can block well, a D that make the other team go 3 and out,

    March 22, 2012 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
  4. jackson5

    And Denver will be get in return St. John, a 4th round miracle in 2013. and 10 jugs of water turned into wine.

    March 22, 2012 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
  5. Boo

    Bill Belicheck and the Patriots are probably chomping at the bit right now to get at Tebow like they did last year. This could get ugly.

    March 22, 2012 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  6. VL

    Why is Tebow allowed to pray on the field and sidelines, but any other player can't place on the field for religion.....

    March 22, 2012 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |

    well.....looks like t-bone and his false deity are being sent packing! HA get off yer knees, quite praying and start playing

    March 22, 2012 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  8. ryan

    Over rated bum....uses god as a act, how sad

    March 22, 2012 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
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