« on: April 29, 2013, 08:29:58 AM »
The New York Jets have released quarterback Tim Tebow two days after selecting Geno Smith in the National Football League Draft. Photographer: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images
The New York Jets released Tim Tebow, ending a failed one-season experiment with the fan- favorite quarterback who was never given a shot to lead the team.
The Jets announced the release of Tebow two days after selecting quarterback Geno Smith in the National Football League draft.
“We have a great deal of respect for Tim Tebow,” Jets coach Rex Ryan said in a statement. “Unfortunately, things did not work out the way we all had hoped.”
Tebow played in 12 games last season after being acquired by the Jets in a trade with the Denver Broncos in March 2012. The previous season, he led Broncos to the playoffs, then was voted America’s favorite active pro athlete in an ESPN fan-based poll. He spawned a fad known as “Tebowing” through his kneel- and-pray pose after victories and has been outspoken in professing his Christian faith.
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