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New York Jets Release Tim Tebow

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Tim Tebow

 

The New York Jets released Tim Tebow on Monday, after the popular quarterback spent just one season with the franchise.

The 25-year old Tebow, who won the 2007 Heisman Trophy, while playing college football at the University of Florida, was a first round draft pick of the Denver Broncos in the 2010 NFL Draft.

In two seasons with the Broncos, Tebow played in 23 games, starting 14, while passing for 2,383 yards, with 17 touchdowns, and nine interceptions. He also ran for 887 yards, and 12 touchdowns.

Near the end of 2011, Tebow was the starter for a Denver team that made the playoffs, starting 11 games, while passing for 1,729 yards, and rushing for 660 more.

Tebow attempted only eight passes for the Jets in 2012, completing six, for only 39 yards, while rushing for 102 yards, on 32 carries.

The Jets, after drafting West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith in the second round, have five quarterbacks on their roster, even with the release of Tebow, including Mark Sanchez, David Garrard, Greg McElroy, and Matt Simms.

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