In yesterday’s pre-draft press conference, John Idzik was asked about Tim Tebow whether or not he will be in the QB competition, via Seth Walder of the Daily News.
“I’m not saying he is, I’m not saying he isn’t,” the GM said at the Jets’ pre-draft press conference. “I’m just saying let’s let things play out.”
“I guess I don’t want to put the cart before the horse,” said Idzik. “We just had two days of offseason conditioning. We’re running in shorts right now. We’re lifting weights. Unfortunately we can’t even throw a football for another two weeks.”
“He’s a Jet, and we’ve gone through some change here and that’s what I mean by letting things play out,” the GM added. “We have a new coordinator, we have a new quarterback coach, we have a new offensive system, I’m new. We have several new people within football administration. I think you just gotta let these things develop and evolve.”
Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.comIdzik wouldn’t say whether or not he had spoken to Tebow about his status, but it’s hard to imagine this situation playing out much longer. If any Jets quarterback would be a throw-in on the Revis trade, it’s not Sanchez, but Tebow. Maybe the Jets are waiting to see if they can get something for Tebow during the NFL draft, but I would be very surprised if he’s still with the team once OTAs start.