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NFL Rumors: New York Jets Confirm Tim Tebow 1-Year Deal; Ryan Fitzpatrick Rejects New QB?

( [email protected] ) Jul 29, 2016 04:23 AM EDT
The New York Jets ended the contract stalemate with Ryan Fitzpatrick after fans witnessed months of almost zero chances of an agreement between both parties. While their newly minted deal slowly helps the NFL team settle into a workable routine in the offseason, another problem appears to have presented itself. Reports claim that the New York Jets decided to sign Tim Tebow to a minimum contract as a backup plan for Ryan Fitzpatrick - a deal that the latter seemed to reject. Will this cause another rift in the NFL team?
America's NFL icon Tim Tebow is back, but this time he isn't playing football anymore. Photo: Daily News

The New York Jets ended the contract stalemate with Ryan Fitzpatrick after fans witnessed months of almost zero chances of an agreement between both parties. While their newly minted deal slowly helps the NFL team settle into a workable routine in the offseason, another problem appears to have presented itself. Reports claim that the New York Jets decided to sign Tim Tebow to a minimum contract as a backup plan for Ryan Fitzpatrick - a deal that the latter seemed to reject. Will this cause another rift in the NFL team?

The Tim Tebow NFL dream seems to be a never-ending quest for the former Heisman Trophy winner. While a number of sports analysts believe that the Christian star should simply move on, the ex-Florida Gators quarterback refuses to do so. In his recent interviews, Tim Tebow made clear that he remains hopeful regarding his NFL future.

"I mean, for me, I'm in the best shape I've ever been in," shared Tim Tebow. He added, "I'm still young, I still feel really good. So is that something that I feel like I can be an effective quarterback in the NFL? Yeah, I really do feel like I could be. But I think at the same time, there are a lot of other things that I'm doing that I love and that I'm blessed to do."

Before the New York Jets became a Ryan Fitzpatrick squad, the NFL team was briefly led by Tim Tebow. Among the football teams that benefited from the Christian star's talent are the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots. Needless to say, Tebow worked with the greats like Tom Brady and Peyton Manning. Hence, the New York Jets are reportedly considering putting him back in the gridiron.

However, it looks like Ryan Fitzpatrick might not be amenable to the addition of Tim Tebow. Rumors are rife that the New York Jets quarterback is opposed to signing another backup. While there are no comments from either party regarding the matter, it appears that Tim Tebow is prepared to handle the rejection. According to the Christian star, he has other projects in line if the NFL chooses to once again close its doors on him.

Tebow said, "Whether that's being part of college football, whether that's -- I just wrote another book -- whether that's what my foundation is doing in 16 countries."

He added, "I'm extremely busy doing a lot of things I love to do. Football is just one thing that I love to do. But it can't become your everything because eventually you're not going to be able to play, whether that's today or five years from now. And if it's your everything, when you're done what do you do?"

What do you think? Should the New York Jets sign Tim Tebow? Will he be a good backup for Ryan Fitzpatrick? Or should the Christian star just completely give up on the matter?


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