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NFL Rumors: New York Jets Owner Didn’t Want Circus Act


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New York Jets owner Woody Johnson apparently isn’t a hard-nosed man. For one, Tim Tebow, Mark Sanchez and Rex Ryan are all still with the team after its disastrous 2012 season. Second is the fact Johnson wanted no part of this three-ring circus, reportedly saying he didn’t want to trade for Tebow in the first place.

Let’s face it–the whole situation in Tebow coming to New York was unorganized and bizarre from the beginning. Naturally, Tebow was cool about the entire matter, saying he was excited to be a part of the Jets’ organization and help the team win, even though he did little playing and they did little winning in 2012.

Reports are now floating out of every direction, but specifically ESPN New York that Johnson told former Denver Broncos general manager Ted Sundquist he did not want to bring Tebow to New York and that he was “forced” to do so by his staff and primarily then-general manager Mike Tannenbaum.

Perhaps this is why Tannenbaum is no longer with the Jets, but why is Tebow still in New York if Johnson wanted no part of him? The whole situation doesn’t add up, but what is becoming more of a possibility is the fact Tebow may soon be out of work. It’s rumored that literally no NFL team wants him, which now seems to be true as the owner of his own team has said exactly that.

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