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BY SEAN DONOVAN
The Broncos traded quarterback Tim Tebow and a seventh round draft pick to the Jets for a fourth and sixth round pick, according to Jay Glazer of FoxSports.com.
The polarizing quarterback will join recently-signed backup Drew Stanton and starter Mark Sanchez on the Jets' quarterback depth chart. Sanchez was just given a five-year, $58 million extension.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the negotiations were primarily between the Jets and the Jaguars, with the Rams making a late push. Green Bay were in preliminary discussions but did not want to give up a mid-round draft pick for Tebow.
The Dolphins, Bills and Patriots were all rumored to be on the short list of possible trade suitors for Tebow, but it does not appear that any were in serious talks with the Broncos.
Tebow joins a team that spiraled out of control at the end of the season and failed to make the post-season for the first time since 2008. There was a well-publicized rift between Sanchez and star wide reciever Santonio Holmes, and coach Rex Ryan later admitted that the locker room had gotten out of his control.
Last season, the Broncos went from a 1-4 start to an AFC West title and a playoff victory over the Steelers after Tebow took the starting job from Kyle Orton. While he was known for his fourth quarter heroics, Tebow drew many doubters due to his low completion percentage and reliance on his ability to run the ball.
Its unclear how or if Tebow fits in any regular or wildcat packages in the Jets' offense.
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