Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 3/4/13
It’s been a foregone conclusion since the end of the regular season that Tim Tebow would not be back with the New York Jets. Not only was Tebow hardly used by the team throughout the season, but he was upset with the coaches for burying him on the depth chart and even reportedly asked out of the Wildcat offense. Back in December, nearly every New York media outlet said it was a certainty that Tebow and the Jets would be parting ways. But the team has a new general manager, John Idzik, and he might not be as determined to release Tebow. “Tim, as you know, he’s currently on our roster,” Idzik told season ticket holders on a conference call Monday, per the New York Daily News. “What we’re doing is we’re trying to increase competition at that position and positions across the board. So we’re going to let the competition play out. We’re going to see who we’re able to bring on board and let it play out this offseason and into training camp. So I think that’ll be healthy for all concerned, including Tim.” Was Idzik being truthful? Is he really planning to keep Tebow? I suppose it’s a possibility, though I think something else was going on. Last month, it was reported that the Jets would try to trade Tebow before releasing him. No team would surrender anything in a trade if they know Tebow will be available as a free agent, so it’s likely the Jets are trying to make it seem like they’re going to keep him in order to create some trade leverage. We’re not buying Idzik’s comments, though I suppose there’s a slight chance they could always bring him back. Helmet smack to Eye on Football The post Jets planning to keep Tim Tebow as quarterback competition? appeared first on Larry Brown Sports. Related posts: Jets reportedly planning to use Tim Tebow as red zone quarterback Deceased Jets fan Russell Francis predicted Tim Tebow would end up on Jets Tim Tebow reportedly chose Jets over Jags because they wanted him more
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Marshawn Lynch campaigning for Seahawks to sign Fred Jackson

Alabama vs. Wisconsin showdown not selling many tickets

Report: Last-minute Deflategate settlement deal very unlikely

Aaron Rodgers doesn't want to play in 2016 Hall of Fame Game

Floyd Mayweather Sr.: Manny Pacquiao a 'liar with no skills'

Reports: LeSean McCoy's Week 1 status still uncertain

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Jay Feely told Deflategate judge about 2009 kicking incident

Jon Gruden calls Marcus Mariota a ‘double-edged sword’

Report: Bills expected to cut Matt Cassel

Garcon: RG3 can be ‘great player on any team that he goes to’

Report: Cavs ‘convinced’ LeBron would not leave Cleveland again

Fred Jackson is upset Bills GM Doug Whaley wasn’t honest

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Be careful what you wish for, Jay Gruden

Ryan taking leap of faith with Bills

Top 10 storylines for Week 1 of college football season

Underdogs: Hopefuls that can shock in the World Cup

Manfred digs Shoeless Joe a deeper grave

Why Mike Trout ain't right

The Opening Drive: Jamal Anderson warns UM fans before heading to Salt Lake City

Best and worst MLB players in August

RG3 blames intern for liking Instagram post trashing owner

Four most surprising roster cuts from NFL teams

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker