The New York Jets started the expected purging of their roster this afternoon, cutting four veterans and waiving another player. The moves made this afternoon now save the Jets a reported $32 million against the salary cap in 2013. The next question for the cash-strapped Jets is, when do they cut quarterback Tim Tebow? Tebow is currently under contract for the 2013 season for $2.5 million, but his days in New York are over. As if they ever began.
I realize that someone in the Jets front office might think that Tebow has trade value, but every football fan around the world, not to mention every front office of the remaining 31 other NFL teams all realize that he will be cut. Just go ahead and make the move.
Love him or hate him, Tebow was served up a raw deal by the Jets this season and the least the team could do is simply terminate his contract and waive him allowing him to move on with his life. The addition of Tebow to the Jets this year was perhaps one of the most perplexing events that happened in the NFL world during the 2012 season.
It’s quite possible that his NFL career is over unless he agrees to a position change. Teams in serious need of a quarterback have shown little interest in the southpaw. His hometown city of Jacksonville has publicly stated that they have no interest. Kansas City under Andy Reid and Arizona under Bruce Arians are not likely not interested in the experiment and the distraction. Maybe, just maybe, the Buffalo Bills would be interested.