Tim Tebow Released by the Jets

Hector Castillo, Staff Writer

Tim Tebow was introduced to the Jets in March of 2012 with a $1.5 million contract, an extravagant news conference and a lot of fanfare, but the football player was unceremoniously let go with a three-paragraph news release, leaving Tebow not many other options to continue his career as an NFL quarterback.

Tebow was released by the New York Jets on Monday, April 29, 2013 after just one season due to his lack of performance on the field, according to an article by the Associated Press on BostonGlobe.com.

The article continued to explain that the fault of the release lies on Tebow as he didn’t put in enough effort during practices for his coach, Rex Ryan, and others to use him during games. It was reported that this lack of effort led to the coaches to not know how to use Tebow properly during games as they were not fully aware of his ability on the field.

On top of this, the article continues to report that, so far, no NFL teams have expressed interest in Tebow, with the exception of the Montreal Alouettes, who said Tebow could contend for a backup position.

Many people, like former NFL General Manager Ted Sundquist, believe that Tebow is no longer the quarterback he used to be. Some think that if he has any chance to play in the NFL again, he should consider playing in a position other than quarterback.