Tim Tebow | QB | New England Patriots
Posted: 6/11/2013 12:13am et
The New England Patriots will sign free-agent QB Tim Tebow and expect him to report for the team's minicamp Tuesday, June 11. The Patriots are expected to use Tebow as a quarterback during their minicamp; Tebow will also study how to play tight end.
Huddle Up: Tebow isn't about to unseat Tom Brady, but he could figure into a specialty package for the Patriots or even help fill the tight end void if Rob Gronkowski's back and/or forearm prevent him from opening the season with the team. And with Tebow back in the league ESPN has roughly 12-14 hours of daily programming covered.
Posted: 4/29/2013 11:05am et
The New York Jets waived QB Tim Tebow. The Jets allowed Tebow to seek a trade in the offseason, and more than one team inquired about him, but he wasn't willing to play tight end.
Huddle Up: At this juncture it will be tough for an NFL team to take a chance on adding Tebow as a quarterback, even though he's the only Heisman-winning quarterback in the past 25 years to win an NFL playoff game (stat of the day courtesy of The Dan Patrick Show). He may have to take his game north of the border a la Doug Flutie, or agree to switch positions.
Posted: 4/17/2013 7:15pm et
New York Jets QB Tim Tebow has worked with independent quarterbacks coach Steve Clarkson this offseason, and Clarkson said he believes Tebow has fixed his throwing motion. Clarkson said he believes the flaws in his throwing motion were due to bad footwork. Clarkson also believes that Tebow was too heavy this season to play well.
Huddle Up: Tebow's new mechanics will be on display for any team that wishes to check them out; just contact the Jets' front office.
Posted: 4/15/2013 3:23pm et
New York Jets QB Tim Tebow reported for the first day of offseason workouts Monday, April 15.
Huddle Up: We haven't had a Tebow update in a while, but apparently the Jets are getting a start on their punt protection practice.
Posted: 4/9/2013 10:34pm et
The St. Louis Rams say they are not interested in trading for New York Jets QB Tim Tebow. The Rams were believed to be interested in Tebow last offseason.
Huddle Up: Tebow's options seem to dwindle by the day ...
Posted: 4/7/2013 1:46pm et
The Seattle Seahawks did look into the possibility of trading for New York Jets QB Tim Tebow but likely will not pursue him at this point.
Huddle Up: Hey, it's at least as much interest as any team has shown in Tebow in a while. Keep this warming on the back burner until Seattle settles on another veteran backup.
Posted: 3/20/2013 10:47am et
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said QB Tim Tebow will also receive an opportunity to compete for the team's starting quarterback job in 2013 as long as he is on the roster. "He's on the roster, and he'll get a chance to compete," Ryan said of Tebow. "We'll see how the offseason plays out, but right now Tim is on our roster." Nothing has changed, however, with regard to Tebow's status on the team, according to a league source. The Jets are holding out hope they can trade him and are in no rush to do so. They could stretch the process out to the NFL Draft, but failing a trade, the team will release him.
Huddle Up: It's been a while since we've had some Tebow news, but indications are he won't make it to training camp with the Jets in order to compete for the starting gig.
Posted: 2/20/2013 3:27pm et
The New York Jets will try to shop QB Tim Tebow at the NFL Scouting Combine. The first day they can trade Tebow is March 12, so they might keep him until then with the hope that they can swing a deal. Chances are, however, the Jets will not receive interest, so they will likely end up releasing Tebow.
Huddle Up: Good luck to the Jets, as they have effectively killed any market that once existed for Tebow. Expect him to be released at some point, with a shot at catching on with a team looking for a run-first backup quarterback.
Posted: 2/19/2013 1:23pm et
Out of the past 15 quarterbacks selected in the first round of the NFL Draft, New York Jets QB Tim Tebow is the only one not starting.
Huddle Up: Could it be that Tebow was overdrafted by a round -- or 3 -- when Josh McDaniels and the Broncos moved up into the first round to snare the QB in 2010?
Posted: 1/8/2013 10:14pm et
The New York Jets wanted to use QB Tim Tebow at tailback this year, but they never got around to doing so, according to a person with knowledge of the team's plans. It was the team's original vision when they initially traded for him, and it was going to be more than just in an emergency situation. However, former offensive coordinator Tony Sparano didn't make that happen. It's unclear if the team's next offensive coordinator will be willing to work Tebow in as a tailback, which would keep Tebow around.
Huddle Up: It's hard to imagine a position switch sitting well with Tebow, who still sees himself as a starting NFL QB. It's also hard to see Tebow on the Jets' roster next season after repeatedly being passed over for starts and playing time during the sad circus that was the team's 2012 campaign.
Posted: 12/19/2012 11:49am et
New York Jets QB Tim Tebow will request to be traded or released after the season assuming that QB Greg McElroy starts the final two games. Tebow's desire to part ways with the Jets came to a head after McElroy leapfrogged him on the depth chart, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Tebow has played the good teammate all season while the Jets have struggled at the quarterback position. And now that it's become crystal clear the Jets have no intention of using him for anything other than selling jerseys and punt protection, expect him to make some noise about punching his ticket out of New York.
Posted: 12/1/2012 4:57pm et
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said he has not made a decision on if he'll deactivate QB Tim Tebow (ribs) for the team's Week 13 game. Tebow has two fractured ribs. Ryan said Tebow will be a game-time decision for the Jets this week.
Huddle Up: FYI for those in deep, deep leagues waiting for a Tebow breakout ...
Posted: 11/26/2012 11:37am et
New York Jets QB Tim Tebow is expected to be available for Week 13, although his status will be monitored during the course of the week.
Huddle Up: The Jets' punt protection clearly suffered sans Tebow, who is nursing a rib injury. Whether or not the Jets play Tebow at quarterback remains to be seen, but you have to think watching a loop of your current quarterback sliding into the backside of a teammate and coughing up a fumble that's returned for a touchdown has to at least raise the question.
Posted: 11/23/2012 12:05pm et
New York Jets QB Tim Tebow admitted he has two fractured ribs, and that was the reason he didn't enter the Week 12 game.
Huddle Up: Wait... what? Tebow injured? Why ESPN hasn't devoted at least two full channels of coverage to this. You did kind of expect to see Tebow during Thursday's blowout loss to the Patriots, if only because Mark Sanchez sliding into the backside of his lineman and fumbling should have been the capper on the evening. Fear not; certainly round-the-clock updates on Tebow's ribs, especially with the Jets' season headed directly into oncoming traffic, are just around the corner.
Posted: 11/15/2012 1:25am et
New York Jets RB Shonn Greene said Wednesday, Nov. 14, that he thinks 'something's got to change,' when asked about the team and it's quarterback situation. 'You feel bad for (QB Mark Sanchez), but at the same time you want to win games. We're not here to protect people's feelings. If you want to win games, you've got to try something.' Greene appears to be part of the faction in favor of giving QB Tim Tebow a shot, but that opinion is obviously not unanimous.
Huddle Up: The Jets' issues clearly all don't fall at the feet of Sanchez, but then again, the QB hasn't done much of anything to provide a lift to the struggling team, either. At this point, with the team already sounding divided, what do the Jets have to lose by seeing what Tebow can do as the starter?
Posted: 10/20/2012 12:19am et
Despite indications by New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan that QB Tim Tebow could see time as a running back in Week 7, several team sources said they didn't see him practice at the position this week. 'I practiced, carrying the ball a few times,' Tebow said. 'If running back is carrying the ball, then sure.'
Huddle Up: Signs point to Tebow getting a few carries at RB Sunday, but it doesn't figure to be enough for anyone to glean any fantasy value out of the QB.
Posted: 10/9/2012 12:20am et
New York Jets QB Tim Tebow threw one long pass downfield which was incomplete off the hands of WR Jason Hill in the Week 5 game against the Houston Texans Monday, Oct. 8. Tebow also ran five times for 19 yards in his most extensive action of the season.
Huddle Up: Starter Mark Sanchez didn't have a horrible game, but he's completing less than 50 percent of his passes on the season, and most importantly, the Jets suffered another loss. In the end, that means the Jets are likely another game closer to Tebow Time.
Posted: 10/2/2012 11:00pm et
New York Jets owner Woody Johnson said at the NFL spring meetings when QB Tim Tebow was acquired from the Denver Broncos that QB Mark Sanchez 'is our starting quarterback. Period.' However, it appears after Sanchez's struggles in Week 4, when the team was shut out by the San Francisco 49ers, Johnson is whistling a different tune. Two people who know Johnson, and know how he runs his football operation, believe he will push his football people to start Tebow.
Huddle Up: Head coach Rex Ryan said earlier this week that now isn't the time for a QB change, but that time could come sooner than anticipated if the Jets can't muster more offense than the 33 combined points they've scored in the past 3 games. Week 5 doesn't figure to be a good time for a breakout either with the undefeated Texans and their stout defense coming to town for some Monday Night Football. For those fantasy GMs who need QB help, Tebow is worth a pre-emptive pickup as a grab-and-stash player.
Posted: 9/15/2012 6:26pm et
The New York Jets have no plans to abandon their wildcat package featuring QB Tim Tebow despite generating little offense with it in Week 1. In fact, there's a good chance they will let the real wildcat out of the bag in their Week 2 matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Jets typically struggle to run the ball against the Steelers, and the wildcat would be a good way to soften up a physical defense.
Huddle Up: The Steelers can definitely expect a dose of Tebow and the wildcat offense Sunday after struggling to stop the fullback-like QB in last season's wild-card playoffs. The Jets didn't need the wildcat last week to rout the Bills, but it figures to take just a little bit more this Sunday against an 0-1 Steelers squad in its home opener.
Posted: 9/13/2012 11:38am et
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said the team would make adjustments in its plans against New York Jets QB Tim Tebow in Week 2 after the Steelers seemed to dare Tebow to throw in their Wild Card playoff matchup with the Denver Broncos last January. "What we did in (the playoff) game was to address an issue of a guy that was taking a snap from center on every play. Obviously, our approach is probably going to be a little bit different in regard to how we deal with him this time around," Tomlin said, adding: "I know we better be prepared for more than what we saw on Sunday."
Huddle Up: This may be the greatest advantage for the Jets when it comes to Tebow: though he barely played in the season opener, the Steelers are devoting valuable prep time to stopping him.
Posted: 9/10/2012 12:24pm et
Despite the New York Jets' offensive breakout performance in Week 1, the wildcat package failed to produce much. Led by QB Tim Tebow, the package produced only 22 yards on eight plays, with Tebow running five times for 11 yards.
Huddle Up: The rest of the Jets' offense was firing on all cylinders, so the lack of productivity out of the Wildcat was no cause for concern--unless, of course you were banking on a Tim Tebow rushing touchdown.
Posted: 9/8/2012 11:15pm et
Over 31 percent of New York Jets QB Tim Tebow's incompletions last season while as a member of the Denver Broncos were underthrown or overthrown, which ranked as the highest percentage in the NFL.
Huddle Up: And this is news to ... who exactly??? Certainly not to fantasy owners who are once again counting on Tebow's legs to produce points.
Posted: 9/7/2012 4:14pm et
New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum said QB Mark Sanchez will get 80 to 90 percent of the snaps this season with QB Tim Tebow getting most o the remaining snaps.
Posted: 8/29/2012 2:20pm et
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan says Tim Tebow would be the starter if Mark Sanchez got hurt. Tebow would be asked to 'expand his role,' according to Ryan.
Huddle Up: File this under "duh"—what else are backup quarterbacks for? Aside from personal punt protection that is. The question is not whether Tebow would come in if Sanchez gets hurt, but whether he would come in if the Jets get off to a poor start and the fans get restless. Tebow Time seems like an inevitability at this point, though it is probably more of a stretch than folks think. If he takes over for whatever reason, Tebow will be a leading candidate for the waiver wire MVP.
Posted: 8/25/2012 7:28pm et
New York Jets QB Tim Tebow will play the final quarter or so at quarterback in the team's preseason game Sunday, Aug. 26, but he will not work with the starters in the wildcat formation, according to head coach Rex Ryan. Tebow will not play in the preseason finale.
Huddle Up: Don't fret, Tebow owners. You'll likely see plenty of the Wildcat come the regular season, particularly if starting QB Mark San Sanchez continue to struggle (league-low 9 preseason points so far).
Posted: 8/8/2012 12:20pm et
New York Jets QB Tim Tebow has seen some reps with the first-team offense in practice Wednesday, Aug. 8.
Huddle Up: Stop the presses! Expect the worldwide leader in sport to devote at least two of its channels to round-the-clock coverage of this development! Meanwhile, fantasy owners know all the QB job share in New York does is devalues both--though in touchdown-heavy scoring systems, the thought of Tebow serving as essentially the Jets' goal line back is somewhat enticing.
Posted: 8/6/2012 2:24pm et
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez went 5-for-11 passing and was sacked three times in practice Monday, Aug. 6. QB Tim Tebow was just 3-for-8 passing and was sacked six times in 19 snaps.
Huddle Up: What??? Sanchez and Tebow struggling to throw the ball? You don't say. This could be the story of the Jets' season, but, actually, getting beyond the QB inconsistencies, it looks like the Jets' offensive line wasn't exactly helping the cause, giving up nine sacks in the workout. N.Y. was slightly below average, allowing 40 sacks a season ago, and that number won't go down unless Sanchez and Tebow prove more decisive in getting rid of the ball quickly.
Posted: 8/2/2012 12:18pm et
The New York Jets ran specialty plays for QB Tim Tebow in practice Thursday, Aug. 2. Tebow took a direct snap and ran for a two-yard touchdown during a drill. The Jets' offense scored on three of four goal-line plays with Tebow at quarterback. He ran for two touchdowns and threw for another on a playaction boot.
Huddle Up: Shonn Greene owners, take note: Tebow is looking like your goal line back for the Jets this season. The rushing scores might actually make Tebow a factor in TD-heavy scoring systems.
Posted: 7/26/2012 12:37am et
New York Jets OT Jeff Otah (knee) did not pass his physical Wednesday, July 25, and if he does not pass it in the next week, he might be headed back to the Carolina Panthers. The team placed Otah on the active/physically unable to perform list after failing the physical. A league source said the trade was contingent on Otah passing his physical with the team in the next seven days, or he heads back to Carolina.
Huddle Up: There's a reason why Carolina would gladly accept a seventh-rounder for Otah. His left knee is shot.
Posted: 7/24/2012 12:04am et
The Carolina Panthers received a seventh-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft from the New York Jets in exchange for OT Jeff Otah Monday, July 23.
Huddle Up: Otah is regarded as a dominant run-blocker but knee problems have wiped out his last two seasons. The Jets hope he can get healthy and solve their issues at right tackle. Interestingly, If Otah is able to contribute he'll be the blind-side protector for lefty Tim Tebow when he is under center.
Posted: 7/5/2012 11:20am et
The New York Jets will not name any team captains for the 2012 season. The idea backfired last season after the team had chemistry issues, particularly with team captains WR Santonio Holmes and QB Mark Sanchez fighting.
Huddle Up: Who needs captains, they've got Tim Tebow. 'Jesus, Take the Wheel!'