ESPN's Rich Cimini reported on Sunday, March 31 that the team intends to keep Tebow on its roster at least through the draft:
To the surprise of many, QB Tim Tebow remains on the Jets' roster even though it has been reported for months that he doesn't fit into their 2013 plans. I hear Tebow is getting antsy, but it looks like the Jets will keep him through the draft, hoping they can find a trading partner.
Hope deferred makes the heart sick.
The Jets have been actively seeking a trade partner for Tebow since the beginning of February. Since that time, the only team that has showed any interest is the Orlando Predators...of the Arena Football League.
The real issue is this: Teams will not give up draft picks for Tebow.
Tebow's supporters point to his ability to win games as a reason to give him another shot at starting in the NFL. In his three-year career, Tebow has a record of 8-6 in the regular season and 1-1 in the playoffs.
Winning games in the NFL isn't easy, and Tebow may end up getting that chance at some point. That said, Vince Young is also a "winner," and he's attempting a comeback in 2013. Young has a career record of 31-19, though he did lose his lone playoff game.
Tebow won't be traded.
There are too many other options available for teams looking for read-option quarterbacks that don't involve coughing up a draft pick.
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