Well, cross Jacksonville off the list of places that the Jets might be able to trade The Darling of Bristol.
In his introduction yesterday, erstwhile Jets GM candidate and new Jacksonville GM David Caldwell said that he is not interested in Tim Tebow. To put a finer point on it, Caldwell questioned Tebow’s viability in the league at all.
“I can’t imagine a scenario where he will be a Jacksonville Jaguar, even if he’s released” Caldwell told reporters.
ESPN NY had reported last month that the Jets would not be bringing Tebow back and ESPN’s Chris Mortensen had said that it was a “virtual certainty” that Jacksonville would pick him up. In that previous scenario, it sure sounds like the owner of the team wanted Tebow, and during the interview process Khan was disabused of that notion by his new GM.
The Jets are in a real pickle with their quarterback spot and most everywhere else so the hope for a trade to get some value back for Tebow now looks very unlikely. While we’re sure the Jets will put some more calls out around the league on the matter before releasing him outright, expect the Jets to eventually cut him before the start of the new league year. Tebow would save the Jets $1.5 million on next year’s cap if he was cut.