Tim Tebow Finally Cut From New York Jets

Tim Tebow Finally Cut From New York JetsThe first domino in the New York Jets quarterback controversy has fallen, and it’s a big one: Tim Tebow has been released by the team.

‘Became expendable’

Tebow arrived in New York with a lot of fanfare after being traded to the team before the 2012 season, but he rarely saw the field. The Jets used him in a limited Wildcat role and even on special teams, but he wasn’t given a chance to start as a quarterback under head coach Rex Ryan.

With the team signing David Garrard this offseason and drafting Geno Smith in the second round of the 2013 draft, the former Florida star became expendable. Tebow may find it very difficult to find a job in the offseason. It’s clear at this point that most NFL teams don’t view him as a starter—per Schefter, the Jets tried to trade him, to no avail—and he brings a media firestorm with him wherever he goes.

‘Heavily scrutinized’

Since hitting the NFL, Tebow has seen his every move heavily scrutinized and highly publicized. One of the most decorated college quarterbacks of all time—he won two national championships and a Heisman Trophy while at the University of Florida—Tebow is also an extremely polarizing figure, as he openly promotes his religious beliefs.

The best stretch of his NFL career came in the 2011 season, when he led the Denver Broncos into the playoffs and upset the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Wild Card Round.

Did the New York Jets make the right decision when they released Tim Tebow? Yay or Nay?

Source: Timothy Rapp, Bleacher Report

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New York Jets Trade Darrelle Revis To Tampa Bay Buccaneers

New York Jets Trade Darrelle Revis To Tampa Bay BuccaneersAfter plenty of speculation and anticipation, the New York Jets have finally traded superstar cornerback Darrelle Revis to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. ESPN’s NFL Insider Adam Schefter confirmed the deal and shared the terms of the trade:

Trade official: Darrelle Revis passed physical. Bucs send 1st in 2013 and conditional 4th in 2014 that could be 3rd to Jets. More on ESPNews

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 21, 2013

‘Highest paid defensive players ever’

According to the Bucs’ official Twitter account, the team has also reached an agreement with its new corner on a six-year contract. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports offered the details on Revis’ new contract:

Darrelle Revis extension with the Bucs is 6 years, max of $96M – $16M a year. Puts him among highest paid defensive players ever

— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) April 21, 2013

‘Revis Island’

Revis has been a key piece of the Jets defense since the team drafted him with the 14th overall pick in 2007. His side of the field was eventually nicknamed “Revis Island” because wide receivers would be out there all alone with him and rarely found a way to put up productive numbers.

New York’s decision to trade Revis doesn’t come as a major surprise. The two sides were seemingly on different pages since the end of last season, and Adam Schefter of ESPN previously reported in March that the team was “determined to deal him.” As for Revis, there will obviously be questions about his ability to get back in top form after missing almost an entire season and rehabbing a knee injury. However, given his tremendous track record, he’s definitely worth the risk.

Was trading Darrelle Revis a good move for the New York Jets? Do you think he will fit right in with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?

Source: Tim Daniels, Bleacher Report

Image: Joe Bucs Fan