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Jets will Try to Trade Tim Tebow

By Alan Schechter

Dec 30, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow (15) waves to fans before the game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

It sounds like John Idzik is going to see what, if any, trade value Tim Tebow has.

Per Adam Schefter, the Jets are not going to release him right away, before the new league year begins in March. Instead, they are going to hold onto the beleaguered backup quarterback in hopes that they can trade him.

March 12th is the first day the Jets will be allowed to trade Tim, and they are holding out hope that someone is going to be willing to trade a mid-late round draft pick for him. There isn’t likely to be a ton of interest, after the Jaguars declared their lack of interest. One team that might consider it is the Chicago Bears. New coach Marc Tressman has worked with Tebow in the past and has always been a fan, and Matt Cavanaugh, former QB coach of the Jets is now in the same role with the Bears.

This will certainly be a test to see how good John Idzik really is. If he can extract value after Tebow wasn’t allowed to perform in 2013, the Jets really ARE on the right track.