Now that Peyton Manning is officially a member of the Denver Broncos the team moved quickly to find a taker for QB Tim Tebow. The Broncos have traded the fan favorite along with a 7th round pick to the NY Jets for fourth round and sixth round draft picks, as reported by Jay Glazer.
Tebow took over the starting quarterback duties for the Broncos in week six last season, leading the Broncos to a 7-4 record over their final 11 games and a wild-card playoff berth. Tebow then led the Broncos to a stunning overtime win over the Pittsburgh Steelers before being eliminated by the Patriots the following week.
The Jets most likely are bringing in Tebow to push current starter Mark Sanchez, who struggled at times in 2011 despite reaching career highs in every statistical category including touchdowns (26), yards (3,474) and completion percentage (56.7). The Jets recently signed Sanchez to a three-year extension through 2016.
Tebow is one of the most decorated players in NCAA history, winning the Heisman trophy in 2007 and two national championships as a member of the Florida Gators from 2006-2009. In 23 career NFL games, the dual-threat quarterback has passed completed 167 of 353 pass attempts (47.%) for 2,383 yards, 17 touchdowns and 9 INTs while rushing for 887 yards and 12 TDs.