Tim Tebow is taking a bite out of the Big Apple.
According to ABC News, The New York Jets have received Tim Tebow from the Denver Broncos on Wednesday.
Though the Jets recently extended their starter Mark Sanchez’s contract, Tebow is meant to compliment him. Sanchez acquired a $40.5 million contract extension, with $20.5 million guaranteed.
Tebow was released from the Broncos after the franchise signed Peyton Manning for a five- year deal on Tuesday.
Tebow brought the Broncos to the playoffs last season with 1,729 yards and 12 touchdowns. Tebow’s excellent season led to the former Broncos player being through the spotlight like with “Tebowing.”
Several teams, like the Jacksonville Jaguars, were rumored to be interested in Tebow.
The hope is that Tebow brings a new dimension to the Jets’ offense and bring calm to a locker room that was plagued by conflict, particularly between Sanchez and fellow player Santonio Homes.
Sanchez said to Fox Sports Radio in Los Angeles:
“I think Peyton is going to do great, and I think Tim is going to do great no matter what happens.He can learn from one of the best quarterbacks to ever play or her moves on somewhere else and uses his skills at another ball club. He definitely has talent. He knows how to win. He knows how to impact players, so both guys are really in a good situation. It’ll work out for both of them.”
John Elway said about the news of Tebow getting traded, “I’m sure he was disappointed. He didn’t come out and say he was disappointed. I think it was a typical Tim Tebow response in the fact that he was very positive and he said, ‘Well we’re talking about Peyton Manning, and I understand exactly what you’re doing.’”
Tebow will return to his backup quarterback role.