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For N.Y. Jets, Tim Tebow for Mark Sanchez could be a Hail Mary

tebowTim032112_optBY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Stranger things have happened. Maybe Jets fans should ask, "What would Jesus do?"

The Denver Broncos are expected to try to move Tim Tebow now that they’ve signed Peyton Manning. And ESPN’s Adam Schefter says there is one longshot among the teams that have discussed trading for Tebow: the New York Jets.

EDITOR'S NOTE: At approximately 1 p.m. EST, it was confirmed that Tebow is going to the N.Y. Jets.

Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum withheld comment. "Tim Tebow is a player under contract with another team," Tannenbaum told the New York Post.

The move would be a longshot because the Jets just signed Mark Sanchez to a contract extension and signed former Detroit Lion Drew Stanton as a backup. But the Jets are often linked to major name players when they become available: see Brett Favre. And some Jet players supported going after Peyton Manning before he signed with Denver.

ESPN New York reports that if Tebow were to be released and become a free agent, he might find interest in the Wildcat offense. New Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano, brought the Wildcat offense to the NFL in 2008. And Tebow might increase Jets attendance, after the Giants just became Super Bowl champions.

NBC Sports reminds us that the Jets were involved in one of Tebow’s comeback victories last season, when he led a 95-yard drive and ran for a 20-yard touchdown with 58 seconds left in a 17-13 Broncos victory.

ESPN reported that along with the Jets, Jacksonville, Green Bay, and Miami have all discussed dealing for Tebow. New England may also be involved, because offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels has coached Tebow in Denver.

 

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