New York Jets Will Reportedly Try to Trade Tim Tebow

Justin Onslow@@JustinOnslowNFLContributor IIFebruary 3, 2013

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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Tim Tebow’s days with the New York Jets are numbered.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Jets intend to trade Tebow instead of releasing him in March as originally planned. New York’s front office is gauging interest from around the league, and Schefter believes that the team is likely looking for a “mid- to late-round draft pick” for the embattled quarterback.

Schefter also believes interest for Tebow will be minimal. He cites an NFL general manager who feels “his career is over without playing another position.”

Tebow saw limited action with the Jets in 2012, and some members of the organization regret not allowing him the chance to prove his worth, according to the source.

Regardless of his lack of use in New York, Tebow is likely to find a new home should the Jets receive interest from anywhere in the league. The team won’t be able to trade him until at least March 12, but it will have the opportunity to shop him in the coming weeks.

The Jacksonville Jaguars reportedly expressed interest for the former Florida star last season, but that speculation was all but extinguished by new general manager David Caldwell when he said, "I can't imagine a scenario in which he'll be a Jacksonville Jaguar -- even if he's released" (per Schefter).

Given his popularity, there may still be a market for Tebow this offseason.

Free agency and the NFL draft play critical roles in the planning process, though, and it may take some time for the situation to develop into one in which New York can move him.

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