|Released after One Season|
Tim Tebow has left the building.
One year after trading for one of the NFL's most popular players, the New York Jets have officially released their backup QB.
Confirming the release in a three-paragraph news release, Coach Rex Ryan said "We have a great deal of respect for Tim Tebow. Unfortunately, things did not work out the way we all had hoped…We wish him the best moving forward," reported ESPN.
Donning working gear, Tebow reported to the team's facility Monday morning when he was called into general manger John Idzik's office to receive the bad news.
Despite all the media hype from last March, the Jets' trade never came close to living up to all the hype. During the 2012 season, Tebow played only 77 offensive snaps, had 32 rushes for 102 yards and delivered no touchdowns.
Although the release has been expected since the end of last season, last Friday's selection of Geno Smith during the NFL Draft's second rounds sealed Tebow's fate.
The Jets now have four quarterbacks competing for the starting spot--Mark Sanchez, David Garrard, Geno Smith, and Greg McElroy.