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Jets Will Not Trade Tim Tebow By Tuesday’s Deadline

According to Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com, the Jets will not trade backup quarterback Tim Tebow before Tuesday’s trade deadline.

“The Jets won’t trade him, of course, because it would be admitting it was a mistake to bring him here — and NFL teams don’t like to admit mistakes of that magnitude,” Cimini wrote. “It’s also a decision that wouldn’t get past owner Woody Johnson, who famously said at the start of the season that you can’t have too much Tebow.

So far this season, Rex Ryan has shown his commitment to Mark Sanchez being his quarterback and has given Tebow minimal playing time, mostly in the Wildcat formation and as a punt protector. With the way the Jets use Tebow, he is certainly expendable as he just simply isn’t that involved in their offense.

Cimini noted a possible trade destination for Tebow could be his hometown Jaguars, as they tried to pursue a trade for the quarterback last offseason. It wouldn’t take a lot to land the former Gator — perhaps a late-round pick would be enough to land Tebow.