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NFL: Tebow era over in New York after Jets waive QB


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It was something that was absent all season in his stint with the Jets.

Chicago could be a possibility since new coach Marc Trestman worked with Tebow before the NFL draft in 2010 and in the Senior Bowl and liked what he saw. He’d be a backup there behind Jay Cutler, though. Tampa Bay, San Diego and New England might also be options.

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Tebow could also head to Canada and play in the CFL, taking the route several others before him have, such as Doug Flutie, Warren Moon and Jeff Garcia. The Montreal Alouettes own his exclusive negotiating rights, but whether Tebow would even be open to a move north of the U.S. border is uncertain.

Brett Bouchy, the owner of the Orlando Predators of the Arena League, recently told the Orlando Sentinel that his team would "love to have him," and added that "we have a contract waiting for him to sign."

Either way, it’s quite a fall from grace for Tebow, who was a two-time national champion with the University of Florida, and whose No. 15 Broncos jersey ranked second in national sales to Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers in 2011. He remained a model citizen throughout his frustrating year in New York and answered the constant barrage of questions about his role and mindset all season.

Recently retired Jets special teams coordinator Mike Westhoff labeled the way the team used Tebow an "absolute mess." Former Jets teammate Mike DeVito, now with Kansas City, said after the season that he would’ve liked to have seen Tebow get a chance.

Whether Tebow gets another one elsewhere — and if it’s as a quarterback — this season remains to be seen.




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