Cole believes the Saints would be a “perfect” place for him to end up.
Since being released by the Jets earlier in the week, there’s no reported interest in Tebow whatsoever. That could change if he’s willing to switch positions, but this doesn’t appear to be something that Tebow is willing to consider at this point in time.
It’s hard to blame him for wanting to find a more stable situation given that the Jets were the furthest thing from that last season. It would certainly be interesting to see what a good quarterbacks coach could do with him, but it’s just hard to say that anyone will be willing to sign him at this point in time. The Packers and Patriots have also been mentioned as speculative options in the past that could offer him a stable situation.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that QB Tim Tebow went unclaimed on Tuesday.
This comes as no surprise given that a number of teams have already said that they have no interest in signing him at this point. It’s worth noting that claiming Tebow would require his new team to pay his $1.53 million salary. Now that he’s a free agent, the Jets are on the hook for the $1.53 million, which will be paid directly to the Broncos.
We went over some speculative options for Tebow on Monday.
The New York Jets have released gadget quarterback Tim Tebow this morning, ending the former first-round draft pick’s time with the Jets after just a single season.
Tebow, 25, attempted just eight passes for head coach Rex Ryan’s offense. He was mostly used in rushing situations, having attempted 32 runs for just over 100 total yards.
The waiving of Tebow certainly helps clear up the mess of quarterbacks the Jets had. Following the selection of West Virginia QB Geno Smith, the Jets had a total of six quarterbacks on the roster: Tebow, Smith, Mark Sanchez, David Garrard, Greg McElroy and Matt Simms.
“We have a great deal of respect for Tim Tebow,” Ryan said Monday morning in a team release. “Unfortunately, things did not work out the way we all had hoped. Tim is an extremely hard worker, evident by the shape he came back in this offseason. We wish him the best moving forward.”
It is possible the Jets waited to make this move official until the NFL Draft completed this weekend, just in the off chance a team was willing to make a move for him. Nonetheless, the writing was on the wall last season when Sanchez wasn’t going to make the team’s Week 16 start last season. Ryan leapfrogged Tebow on the depth chart, electing to start McElroy.
Numerous reports have mentioned that the 49ers, Buccaneers and Eagles do not have any interest in signing Tebow. It’s probably safe to suggest that this list will continue to grow in the coming days.