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. nbafan

    Lucky for Tebow, Sanchez is one of the few QBs in the league worse then he is. Sanchez had the lowest QBrating among starting QBs last year. A sad statistic when you are a very talented team like the Jets. Hell, Sanchez wasn't even a starter during college at USC!! Tebow will get the starting nod sometime throughout the season and Tebowmania will start up again.

    March 21, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • @youignantdotcom

      lol not according to the stats...

      March 21, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Anthony

    All of you that are upset with Tebow leaving Denver and believe he is a good QB don't have any knowledge of football. You can't question the kids drive to win, but he's game is incomplete. He can't pass for dam and will ONLY succeed in a college football-style spread offense, look at the proof. Tebow sucks face it!

    March 21, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |

      Well, that is the same thing the critics used to say about Elway, that he was just a mobile quarterback but not a passer. And Elway is a traiter and a hyprocrite because the same cricticsm made against him is now being made against Tim and instead of supporting Tim, Elway betrays him and trades him away! I believe the only bad thing about this trade is that Rex Ryan who I'm not very fond of is going to be hoisting the Lombardy Trophy next year. But I just wish I could bet all the Tebow nay sayers across America a $1000 the Jets will be in next year's super boul. I'd be f-ing rich!

      March 21, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |

    After signing Sanchez to a $40 million contract for 3 years-it makes no sense to stir the pot. I think Tebow will be traded again-Jets don't need more QBs..

    March 21, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thank God For Tight Ends

      Jets need all the Quarterbacks they can get.
      Collect em, trade em, bench em.

      March 21, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Feet Balls

    Are you still going to the super boul ?

    March 21, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Feet Balls

    Have a boul of supe while you thunk it over.

    March 21, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Bill B

    Saints fans are having a better day today than Jets fans are. I've officially become an ex-Jets fan. I have a few months to decide what team I am going to support this year, other than "whoever the Jets are playing", which is already a given.

    March 21, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Reality

      You are welcome in the Steeler Nation....

      March 21, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  7. peacekeeper

    Manning for $90 million. Who might have a few good years left in him. Or not. That's weird.

    March 21, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      He's gotta pass a physical each of those 5 years. Plus what price Superbowl?

      March 21, 2012 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Carolinaorbust

    Well, I for one was crossing my fingers for the Panthers to pick up Tebow.

    March 21, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thank God For Tight Ends

      Panthers get him next week.
      After that he goes to Jaquars, then Dolphins, then....

      Hey Tebow, try the CFL.

      March 21, 2012 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Chris~

    Elway asked WWJD.

    Answer: Dump Tebau sign Manning! LOL

    March 21, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Cathy L

    So when Manning reinjures his injury...who they gonna call..that's right they have no one else...GO TEBOW!

    March 21, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • tim

      please stay in the kitchen and leave the football talk to the men

      March 21, 2012 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Portland tony

    Think the experts are right on this one. Manning is a true professional in-the-pocket set and throw quarterback. Tebow is a big strong athlete, who knows how to play winning football, but can't throw the ball with consistent accuracy. He will complement Sanchez running of the spread and can certainly be used as a wide out or another offensive position.

    March 21, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  12. dudley0415

    Tebow will be happy and play hard wherever he goes.

    Maybe add another dimension to the Jets game.

    J-E-T-S Jets, Jets, Jets!

    March 21, 2012 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  13. dudley0415

    Jets just picked up a bunch of fans and a boatload of merchandise sales.

    March 21, 2012 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  14. leeintulsa

    i'd much rather have tebow in the afc east than manning.. excellent..

    go PATS!

    March 21, 2012 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Jesus

    "Sorry Tim,I had to do this to get Elway to SHUT UP!"

    March 21, 2012 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
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