Tebow era over in New York after Jets waive QB

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He may be one of the most popular players in the NFL, but Tim Tebow is looking for a new team.

The Jets released Tebow Monday morning.

In a press release, Jets Coach Rex Ryan said, "We have a great deal of respect for Tim Tebow. Unfortunately, things did not work out the way we all had hoped. Tim is an extremely hard worker, evident by the shape he came back in this offseason. We wish him the best moving forward."

Tebow was one of six quarterbacks on the Jets' roster.

The Heisman Trophy winner attempted just eight passes after his ballyhooed arrival in a trade from the Denver Broncos in March 2012. He threw for 39 yards and rushed 32 times for 102 yards.

Meanwhile, starter Mark Sanchez struggled amid constant questions about Tebow's playing time. The Jets drafted quarterback Geno Smith in the second round of the NFL draft Friday.

Tebow had led the Broncos to the playoffs in 2011 but became expendable when Denver acquired Peyton Manning.

Known for dropping to one knee to pray publicly before games, Tebow has trademarked the concept of "Tebowing." He was also featured on the cover of GQ's September 2012 issue, which Tebow says came as a shock because he didn't realize they were going to put his picture on the magazine cover.


Tebow (6'3", 236/Florida/Jacksonville, FL) was acquired by the Jets in a trade on March 26, 2012 from Denver and saw action in 12 games this past season.

Originally a first-round selection of the Broncos in 2010, Tebow has started 16 of the 35 games he has played. For his career, he completed 173-of-361 passes for 2,422 yards, 17 touchdowns and nine interceptions for a 75.2 passer rating and added 989 yards and 12 touchdowns on 197 rushes.