Given the Jets’ limited use of Tim Tebow this season, rumors have been floating around for weeks that the team may be looking to deal the high-profile quarterback before the trade deadline, which was set to expire Tuesday. (Due to Frankenstorm/Hurricane Sandy, the trade deadline has been extended until Thursday).
According to Action News in Jacksonville (a local CBS affiliate), it appears that the Jacksonville Jaguars may be making a play to bring Tebow to Jacksonville before the trade deadline expires, returning the quarterback to his hometown.
Per Action News:
Action Sports is working to confirm the possibility that Tebow could be headed home. We’ve called Jags owner Shad Khan, who said publicly that he would’ve drafted Tebow. Action Sports also put a call into Jags General Manager Gene Smith, who made a play for Tebow in the offseason.
As I noted on Sunday evening, sources close to the Jets have suggested that the Jets do not have interest in dealing Tebow, but given Tebow’s not-so-secret desire to be a starting quarterback in this league, a move to Jacksonville certainly makes sense both for the Jets, the Jags and Tebow.
Stay tuned for more on this story as it develops. (If it develops).
**The Jets also waived running back Jonathan Grimes and defensive tackle Daniel Muir on Tuesday. Offensive tackle Dennis Landolt was also cut from the practice squad. The moves likely mean that 1. Joe McKnight will be healthy enough to play more running back after the bye, and 2. The health of defensive tackles Kenrick Ellis/Sione Po’uha is improving. (Po’uha finally returned to the action last Sun. vs. Miami).
The Jets currently have two spots open on the active roster and two spots on the practice squad.