Will Yoder
Monday March 26th, 2012

Tim Tebow told the media today that the Denver Broncos had approached him about what destination he might prefer in a potential trade.

“They said ‘We have a few teams that are interested, similar deals,’ and he was very gracious to ask me what I thought,” Tebow said Monday of his conversations with the Broncos last week. “I told him I would love to be a Jet, and I told him that, also, the Jaguars are my hometown and whatever was best for them. He said the same for me. Ultimately they had my contract, they had all the power, but he listened to me and what I had to say. It was very gracious of them because they didn’t have to do that. They could have just done whatever but he listened to me and talked to me and I told him I would love to be a Jet.”

“It’s such an honor for me to be here and I’m so excited about being a Jet,” Tebow said. “First and foremost I just want to thank the Broncos for my time in Denver. It was an amazing time.”

The Jets traded for Tebow last week. Tebow had served as the Denver Broncos starting quarterback for the second half of last season, spurring them to a playoff berth and a first round victory. He became expendable for the Broncos, however, when the team signed Peyton Manning to a five-year deal.  

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