Tebowmania is coming to the Big Apple. The Jets land the QB after Denver signed Peyton Manning. The Jets got Tebow from Denver for 2 draft picks
The Broncos will also receive a sixth- and seventh-round pick for Tebow, the Denver Post reports.
Fresh off signing prized free agent Peyton Manning to a five-year deal on Tuesday, Denver sought to part ways with the unconventional signal caller who led the Broncos on an improbable run to the AFC West title and a playoff victory last season.
Tebow — who reportedly sought a return to Florida, where he won the Heisman Trophy as the quarterback of the Florida Gators — was seen as a viable option in New York due to new Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano’s interest in utilizing Wildcat formations that mesh with Tebow’s skill sets.
The trade gives New York coach Rex Ryan a fourth quarterback option behind Mark Sanchez, Drew Stanton and Greg McElroy. Sanchez signed a three-year, $40.5 million contract extension earlier this month.
Tebow, meanwhile, became known as one of the greatest players in the history of college football after winning two national championships and the 2007 Heisman trophy while at Florida. His prospects for developing into a pro-style quarterback were debated even after his illustrious collegiate career, with many critics citing his unorthodox throwing style and inability to stay in the pocket.