03-21-2012, 01:17 PM
TIM TEBOW TRADED TO JETS FOR 4TH ROUND PICK (http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/Tim-Tebow-traded-to-New-York-Jets-draft-pick-032112)

"Tebowmania has officially ended in Denver.

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The Broncos (/nfl/team/denver-broncs/67044) traded quarterback Tim Tebow (/nfl/player/tim-tebow/766555) on Wednesday to the New York Jets (/nfl/team/new-york-jets/67057) for a fourth-round draft
choice, FOXSports.com has learned.</p>

The deal – which was facilitated by Denver’s signing of Peyton Manning (/nfl/player/peyton-manning/69814) to a five-year, $96
million contract – spells the end to one of the wildest chapters in the
franchise’s 52-year history.</p>

One of the NFL’s most popular players since being drafted by the Broncos in
2010, Tebow was promoted into the starting lineup ahead of the struggling Kyle
Orton six games into last season. Although the unorthodox Tebow completed only
46.5 percent of his passes, his penchant for big plays and late-game heroics
helped propel Denver to an AFC West title and first-round overtime playoff
victory against Pittsburgh. Tebow also helped energize a Broncos fan base that
was becoming increasingly frustrated at the franchise’s ineptitude over the
previous two seasons.</p>

Tebow, though, didn’t show enough promise as a traditional NFL quarterback to
convince Broncos management that he had the potential to become a franchise
quarterback. Even after Broncos executive vice president John Elway told
FOXSports.com in December that he was looking forward to hands-on work with
Tebow during the offseason, Denver quickly entered the bidding for Manning
following his release from Indianapolis earlier this month. Manning chose the
Broncos over a slew of other strongly interested suitors that included
Tennessee, San Francisco, Miami and Arizona.</p>

Tebow has three seasons remaining on his five-year, $9.8 million rookie
contract. According to rotoworld.com, Tebow is scheduled to collect a base
salary of $1.1 million in 2012."</p>

-- Alex Marvez contributed to this report</p></div></div>

03-21-2012, 03:46 PM
Is it final? Reports saying no now..