Will Yoder
Wednesday March 21st, 2012

The New York Jets have traded a fourth round pick to the Denver Broncos for Tim Tebow, according to Jay Glazer.

Multiple sources had told ESPN New York Tuesday night that the Jets would raise their efforts in attempting to acquire the quarterback via trade. New York was reportedly looking to alleviate concerns of the negative perception of their locker room by adding Tebow, who is considered by many to be a positive presence.

The Jets recently gave 25-year-old quarterback Mark Sanchez a three-year extension. The fourth-year starter struggled in 2011, however, and was blamed by some for the team’s failure to make the playoffs after appearing in two consecutive AFC Championship games.

In his first taste as a starter last season, Tebow revitalized the Denver Broncos, leading them to a 6-3 record to finish the season. He also helped them claim an overtime victory to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the opening round of the playoffs. Tebow became dispensable when the team signed Peyton Manning this week.

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