Jaguars Reportedly Want Tim Tebow, so What Can Jets Get in Return?

Chris TrapassoAnalyst IDecember 23, 2012

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 17:  Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the New York Jets warms up prior to the game against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field on December 17, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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It won't be easy for the New York Jets to receive decent compensation for Tim Tebow

ESPN's Chris Mortensen was first to report it was a "virtual certainty" that the polarizing quarterback will be on the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2013.

On Sunday, a Jacksonville team source told's Ian Rapoport Tebow "will be a Jaguar."

So, looking forward, can Gang Green get anything for him? 

With New York knowing how badly the Jaguars seem to want Tebow, they would be smart to dangle him as a trade chip instead of simply cutting him and handing him over to Jacksonville for nothing in return. 

The Jets traded a fourth- and sixth-round pick to get Tebow, but it's unlikely that they could get multiple picks in the draft for Tebow after a year of sparing production on one of the worst offenses in the NFL. 

However, it's not out of the question that New York could finagle a seventh-round pick out of the Jaguars, and that will probably hinge on how much Jacksonville truly wants the southpaw signal-caller. 

If the Jaguars envision Tebow as a legitimate candidate for the starting quarterback position, they could be willing to part with a draft choice in the final round. 

Then again, it's much more probable that after obligatory trade talks die down, the Jets release Tebow and the Jaguars are able to pick him up without sending anything New York's way.