FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (CBSDC/AP) — Tim Tebow has been waived by the Jets, the end of an unsuccessful one-season experiment in New York.
And it seems silly to even have to say, but if you think for one second he’s going to join the Washington Redskins in any capacity, you’re out of your mind.
Those notions that Tebow could continue his NFL career by transitioning to tight end? The Redskins don’t need another after re-signing Fred Davis and Logan Paulsen as well as drafting Jordan Reed over the weekend. Don’t forget that Niles Paul is also on the roster.
And what about those who say Tebow could make a switch to fullback? Two words: Darrel Young. He signed a three-year deal to remain with the club in March.
Tim Tebow the wide receiver you say? Dream on.
Maybe, in a million to one shot, you could have been able to make a case for the former Florida Gator to find a home as a kicker (provided he can actually kick), had it not been for the addition of steady-legged Kai Forbath last season.
Oh, and lastly, outside of any wacky insinuations of positional needs, Mike Shanahan is not an idiot.
Bottom line, if his pro career is going to continue, it will not be in Washington.
Jets coach Rex Ryan said in a statement put out by the team in announcing the move Monday morning: “Unfortunately, things did not work out the way we all had hoped.”
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.
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