In a move that was truly just a matter of time, the New York Jets have released backup quarterback Tim Tebow. Multiple reports are suggesting that Tebow was released this morning from his remaining contract after the Jets drafted West Virginia Mountaineers star quarterback Geno Smith this past weekend to ostensibly compete with current starter Mark Sanchez during the course of the summer and prior to next season for the starting job.
There are still three other quarterbacks on the Jets’ depth chart even with the release of Tebow that could play some role in the quarterback competition prior to the 2013 season, but the most reasonable assumption is that the competition will be between Smith and Sanchez, who is not currently in favor either with the Jets coaching staff, front office, or most certainly the team’s fans.
It’ll be interesting to see if there’s another NFL team that will be willing to take a chance on Tebow after two largely-unsuccessful stops with the Denver Broncos and the Jets. Questions still linger if Tebow is a flop who just doesn’t have what it takes to play in the NFL, or instead is simply a victim of being on the wrong teams at the wrong time.
Questions about his throwing motion and overall quarterback mechanics have remained over the past twelve months, with some suggesting that his motion has improved and those interested would see marked improvement in the way he plays the position as we get closer to the 2013 season. This, now, will be a decision that General Managers across the NFL will have to make in determining whether to bring Tebow in to be a part of a competition, or even just to carry a clipboard and wear a pair of headsets on the sidelines this fall.
Will Tim Tebow get another chance at quarterbacking in the NFL?
That seems to be something that is largely out of his hands at this point — not in his control.