Report: Tim Tebow to New York Jets Trade Could Be Nullified

Eitan Katz@@EitanKatzAnalyst IIMarch 21, 2012

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 14:  Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos looks to pass against the New England Patriots during their AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Gillette Stadium on January 14, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Trading Tim Tebow to the New York Jets seemed like some sort of practical joke.

Well, after seeing this tweet from ESPN's Adam Schefter, maybe that's all we will remember about it—it was some sort of sick joke to see if the world would explode.

Filed to ESPN (1): Denver and Jets have encountered hangup in language in Tim Tebow's contract that could nullify trade.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 21, 2012

Turns out Tebow may not be going to the Jets after all. The hangup of the deal is stemming from the fact that the Broncos are asking the Jets to pay back $5 million worth of Tebow's salary and bonuses.

This isn't the first time this year that a major deal went through, only to be nullified hours later.

Anybody remember the Chris Paul trade from the New Orleans Hornets to the Los Angeles Lakers? The superstar point guard was apparently teaming up with Kobe "Black Mamba" Bryant to form a super team out West.

Well, after David Stern intervened, the trade was cancelled, and Paul was eventually traded to the Los Angeles Clippers, and "Lob City" was born.

While Tebow is about 1/100th the player that CP3 is, this move was just as big.

You could practically feel the earth shake when it was announced that the "Mile High Messiah" was heading to the Big Apple.

Tebow was going to go to New York, clean up Rex Ryan's messy locker room and maybe take the starting job from incumbent (and struggling) quarterback Mark Sanchez

Not so fast.

If the deal gets nullified, Schefter suggests that the St. Louis Rams could be potential players for Tebow. 

UPDATE: Schefter is reporting that the Jacksonville Jaguars are now in the race for Tebow (should the trade fall through).

Tim Tebow trade now is expected to come down to either Jaguars or Jets. Jaguars making play to get the player they failed to land earlier.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 21, 2012

Let the madness continue!

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