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Jets acquire Tim Tebow for draft pick
ESPN ^ | March 21, 2012 | Rich Cimini

Posted on 03/21/2012 10:12:21 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Unusually quiet in recent weeks, the New York Jets shattered the calm Wednesday by completing a trade for polarizing quarterback Tim Tebow, the team confirmed.

The Jets will send a fourth-round pick to the Denver Broncos, a source said.

Tebow, a former first-round pick, went on the trading block Monday when the Broncos secured free agent Peyton Manning, who signed a five-year, $96 million contract.

Several teams expressed interest, including Tebow's hometown Jacksonville Jaguars, but the Jets -- perceived as a sleeper at the outset -- pulled off the splashiest trade of the offseason.

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1 posted on 03/21/2012 10:12:27 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

polarizing? No bias on ESPNs part there huh?


2 posted on 03/21/2012 10:15:15 AM PDT by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It will be fun watching Tebow get chased around by Mario Williams, now on the Bills

Go Bills!


3 posted on 03/21/2012 10:15:39 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Free ThinkerNY

For a 4th round draft pick?

What were the broncos thinking? Is that the best they could get?


4 posted on 03/21/2012 10:16:42 AM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: dblshot

I hope Manning fails in Denver, I know that’s bad, but I just do ...


5 posted on 03/21/2012 10:17:26 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I can root for the Broncos with Tebow. There is no way in hell I’ll root for the Jets with Tebow.

God help Elway and the Broncos should Manning get hurt early next season or if they do poorly. Especially since they pretty much just gave Tebow away. Their fans won’t put up with it.


6 posted on 03/21/2012 10:18:08 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Democrats love direct democracy until it's time to vote on something. Then they scream for a judge)
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To: dblshot

ESPN is riddled with liberals. Encountered several of them at the outbreak of war after 911. Their comments on FOX news trailers were disgusting.


7 posted on 03/21/2012 10:19:49 AM PDT by BOBTHENAILER (EPA will ruin your life)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Tebow will be able to learn from Mark Sanchez. Uh oh!


8 posted on 03/21/2012 10:19:49 AM PDT by GSWarrior (Some people tell me I worry too much.)
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To: Triple

Probably the best value they could get. There were very few teams interested in acquiring Tebow.


9 posted on 03/21/2012 10:20:45 AM PDT by magritte (Gladys Knight: Mormon Siren?)
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To: VeniVidiVici

“God help Elway and the Broncos should Manning get hurt early next season or if they do poorly. Especially since they pretty much just gave Tebow away. Their fans won’t put up with it.”

GOT THAT RIGHT


10 posted on 03/21/2012 10:20:54 AM PDT by BOBTHENAILER (EPA will ruin your life)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m having a hard time seeing Rex Ryan and Tim Tebow in the same organization somehow


11 posted on 03/21/2012 10:20:57 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (No wonder this administration favors abortion; everything they have done is an abortion)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

that puts Stanton in 3rd place at QB AGAIN! Dang! A darned good QB at MSU


12 posted on 03/21/2012 10:21:30 AM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

they want to push Sanchez but not too hard cause he’s soooo fragile.


13 posted on 03/21/2012 10:22:02 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The New York Jets are the worst place for Tebow to play. The Jets are a team with lots of internal problems, lots of selfish players and lots of poor attitude.

Tebow won't start. Sanchez is the starter. Tebow's job will be to sit on the bench and watch the drama and fights between teammates.

He should use next year working on his footwork and his passing accuracy.

14 posted on 03/21/2012 10:22:55 AM PDT by detective
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Good pickup for the Jets. They extended Sanchez, but now they have a spark off the bench if he regresses. With a pretty good line, they could make some things happen. They may even try and trade up for Richardson in the draft. The only problem is their defense regressed last year, and may not be able to carry them again. But a 4th for a backup with playoff experience, thats pretty good.

And for Denver, a 4th was a pretty decent return. DeMeco Ryans, a starting LB who has made the Pro Bowl twice was sent to Philly for a 4th, so this is probably the right range. Ryans may have gone for more, but has injury issues. I think the trade is good for both teams.


15 posted on 03/21/2012 10:23:05 AM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: Scythian
I hope Manning fails in Denver, I know that’s bad, but I just do ...

Yeah, I hear you. Me too. Too hell with Elway.


16 posted on 03/21/2012 10:23:47 AM PDT by Cinnamontea
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To: Triple

Probably. Not everyone thought he was a 1st rounder coming out of college. And players generally dont get traded for more than a 2nd, and that is if they are pretty dominant. Knowing that whoever took Tebow would be looking for at most a guy to compete as starter, I think 3rd or 4th would be realistic.


17 posted on 03/21/2012 10:25:30 AM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: Scythian

Why?


18 posted on 03/21/2012 10:25:54 AM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: Raider Sam

The Jets had no real backup last year.Tebow is probably every bit as good as Sanchez. Scratch that. Sanchez sucks but they traded up in the draft to get him and are going to shove him down their fans throats no matter what.


19 posted on 03/21/2012 10:27:15 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

By polarizing, the writer really means Christian.


20 posted on 03/21/2012 10:28:18 AM PDT by carton253
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To: Triple
"What were the broncos thinking? Is that the best they could get?

Yup.

Tebow's price plunged dramatically after the BRONCOS gave up on him.

But it's a great deal for the JETS!

21 posted on 03/21/2012 10:28:42 AM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Raider Sam
And for Denver, a 4th was a pretty decent return.

But why trade him at all? His salary wasn't an issue.

22 posted on 03/21/2012 10:29:17 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Democrats love direct democracy until it's time to vote on something. Then they scream for a judge)
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To: dblshot

“polarizing? No bias on ESPNs part there huh?”

Just watch the responses on this thread alone and judge for yourself whether or not ESPN called it accurately.


23 posted on 03/21/2012 10:29:39 AM PDT by bolobaby
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To: wiggen

That does tend to happen in football. A bad investment hand ties the org, and so they force it until there is nothing left.


24 posted on 03/21/2012 10:30:00 AM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: Beaten Valve

Really? The Jets have no intention of playing him at QB. Management loves their weak fragile Sanchez. The coddle the hell out of him.


25 posted on 03/21/2012 10:30:15 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

While Sanchez may be the starter, I willing to bet we will see Tebow on the field a lot next year running the Wildcat that Sparano loves so much. I also would not be surprised to see them trot both Tebow and Sanchez out on the field together at times.

While Sparano sucked bigtime as a head coach he is a very creative and capable coordinator and I imagine he will use Tebow in a myriad of formations.

Also, I expect to see Tebow on the field a lot inside the Red Zone ala his freshman year at Florida and like Oklahoma uses the “Belldozer”

I also look forward to seeing MArcel Darius, Kyle Williams and Mario Williams slamming Sanchez and Tebow to the ground multiple times next year.


26 posted on 03/21/2012 10:30:53 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Watch the Jets go allllll the way this year! Get rid of slowpoke Sanchez and Tebow will win the Superbowl for them.


27 posted on 03/21/2012 10:32:26 AM PDT by Mashood
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To: VeniVidiVici

Probably team dynamics. Dont want a split locker room, so get as much as you can for him. It was either this or get nothing when he leaves in free agency. At least with the trade, he has a chance to play in the next few years. It may be helpful to Tebow.


28 posted on 03/21/2012 10:32:55 AM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: dblshot

Don’t forget, ESPN sat on a CONFESSION by the wife of a child rapist for over a decade. When asked why they didn’t contact the police and hand over the tape, they replied, “That’s not our job.”

ESPN may be owned by Disney, but they are only interested in being in the Disney family becaue all those young boys represent a target-rich environment.

A pox on them. I don’t watch ESPN anymore, and for a sports fan, that’s difficult.


29 posted on 03/21/2012 10:33:43 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: commish

Buffalo has a sick D-Line, they will hurt some guys.


30 posted on 03/21/2012 10:35:20 AM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: commish
" I willing to bet we will see Tebow on the field a lot next year running the Wildcat that Sparano loves so much. I also would not be surprised to see them trot both Tebow and Sanchez out on the field together at times. "

Finally, someone getting real about Tebow's natural position on the field. If he can pull this off and witness to New York I'll take my hat off to him.

31 posted on 03/21/2012 10:39:12 AM PDT by OKSooner (Never take a known wise-@$$ shooting with you.)
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To: PGR88

down in houston, we’ll miss mario


32 posted on 03/21/2012 10:40:34 AM PDT by consultant
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To: Raider Sam
Buffalo has a sick D-Line, they will hurt some guys.

As long as they stay healthy. Both Williams' have had injury issues so that is obviously a concern. But, if healthy that line is going to wreak havoc.

Now I hope Courtney Upshaw drops to the Bills at #10 to strengthen the LB core.

33 posted on 03/21/2012 10:40:54 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Gee I wish there had been someway to bet on this in Vegas. I might have made a bundle. Probably not, since this was obvious from day one.

The heck with what Denver received in return - Tebow was always going to be traded to the weakest, most screwed-up, least likely to be successful team in the league. After taking a gigantic gamble on a 36 year old quarterback that may never play back to his old level, did anyone seriously think Denver would trade him to someplace he might start or be successful? The team management will be in for enough grief if Manning is sitting on the bench injured by game three. Can you imagine if while that was happening, Tebow was out winning games in the last second.

And don't forget that in all the criticism that has ever been leveled at Elway, no one has ever said his ego was too small.

34 posted on 03/21/2012 10:41:50 AM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: detective

Tebow will be a Jet for a week... Elway needed to unload him ASAP to avoid turmoil in Denver. The Jets organization, having connections to Tebow’s agent, saw this as an opportunity to steal him at a cheap price, generate some buzz in the NY media, then unload him for a higher price to a Florida team.

He will not play a down for the Jets.


35 posted on 03/21/2012 10:42:22 AM PDT by dmzTahoe
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To: VeniVidiVici

He was upstaging horseface in Denver. Elway’s ego REQUIRES the land available in the Denver area to manage. Elway won two Super Bowls after he was 37. He hires Manning because Elway sees himself in Manning.

Manning will have free reign to run the offense there, and probably some say in hiring, given their O-line is like a bank of toll booths.

If Tebow wins in NY, you know what they are going to start singing, right?

“The building block that was rejected became the cornerstone of a whole new world.”

I think his trade is exciting. As for the culture in NY, when the Jews were captured and taken into Babylon, they changed Babylon more than Bablyon changed the Jews.

I have a reason to root for the Jets. Mark Sanchez was pretty weak magic.


36 posted on 03/21/2012 10:45:13 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: dblshot

You beat me to it.....why did they have to describe him as
“polarizing”? Oh yeah, ESPN is owned by ABC (I think - LOL). No bias there.....wonder what they would have said about him if he was a muzzie? Oh yeah, never mentioned it!


37 posted on 03/21/2012 10:46:58 AM PDT by BamaDi ("The definition of a racist today is anyone who is winning an argument with a liberal.")
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To: commish

Upshaw will definitely be there at 10. I have also seen them looking into Coples. He has insane length, and is about the same size as Peppers. The only thing that bothers me there is his production didnt always match his athleticism. Have they addressed LT? I heard they may be giving up on Bell there.


38 posted on 03/21/2012 10:47:04 AM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: Scythian

Me, too.


39 posted on 03/21/2012 10:48:00 AM PDT by Andy'smom
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Dateline: January 2013

Headline NYT:

"Last Second Tebow TD Sinks Denver! Jets on to Super Bowl!!"

40 posted on 03/21/2012 10:51:40 AM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Unusually quiet in recent weeks, the New York Jets shattered the calm Wednesday by completing a trade for polarizing quarterback Tim Tebow, the team confirmed.

State-controlled media has been instructed to place the word "polarizing" in front of Tim Tebow's name anytime the print it, just as they were instructed to place the phrase "white separatist" in front of Randy Weaver's name anytime the printed it.

41 posted on 03/21/2012 11:00:29 AM PDT by Joe the Pimpernel (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to slaughter anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Polarizing????”

Tebow is “polarizing” only to those who WANT to be polarized. Gotta get that little dig in...


42 posted on 03/21/2012 11:04:10 AM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
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To: muir_redwoods

I’m thinking this may have been a defensive pick to keep Tebow off a division rival.


43 posted on 03/21/2012 11:04:12 AM PDT by John 3_19-21
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To: detective
Good afternoon.

The New York Jets are the worst place for Tebow to play.

The Lord works in strange ways.

Oh, for the record, I hate the Jets.

5.56mm

44 posted on 03/21/2012 11:04:42 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Triple

Elway is proving to be a very bad front office guy, IMHO.

Wonder how Broncos fans feel about the fact that John Elway will now be the second best QB to ever wear a Broncos jersey?


45 posted on 03/21/2012 11:06:10 AM PDT by TitansAFC (Newt-torum can broker 1144 delegates in August - THEY CAN DO IT!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’ll even be Jets fan for this trade.


46 posted on 03/21/2012 11:07:58 AM PDT by adc
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To: dblshot

That was my thought right away too.


47 posted on 03/21/2012 11:09:39 AM PDT by HangingTuff
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To: dblshot

Rock, meet hard place. Tebow was “polarizing” to the extent that Bronco management didn’t want him while the Bronco fans rallied around him. Sure, his religion became the butt of jokes for many weak-minded people across the country, but it certainly wasn’t the “polarizing” factor in replacing him.


48 posted on 03/21/2012 11:13:06 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: GSWarrior
For however long Tebow is there, Mark Sanchez will learn from Tim Tebow, not the other way round, no matter who is the starter, I believe that will be the case.

Tebow has the toughness and fearlessness and confidence and sense of purpose.

Sanchez has the overthrows to rightfield that get intercepted.

49 posted on 03/21/2012 11:13:34 AM PDT by Freedom of Speech Wins
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To: GSWarrior
For however long Tebow is there, Mark Sanchez will learn from Tim Tebow, not the other way round, no matter who is the starter, I believe that will be the case.

Tebow has the toughness and fearlessness and confidence and sense of purpose.

Sanchez has the overthrows to rightfield that get intercepted.

50 posted on 03/21/2012 11:13:46 AM PDT by Freedom of Speech Wins
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