HOUSTON (CBS Houston) On Monday morning, the New York Jets released the 25-year-old backup quarterback Tim Tebow, after only 13 months of signing him onto the team.
“We have a great deal of respect for Tim Tebow,” coach Rex Ryan said in a statement. “Unfortunately, things did not work out the way we all had hoped. Tim is an extremely hard worker, evident by the shape he came back in this off season. We wish him the best moving forward.”
Prior to his brief football careers with the Jets, Tebow played for the Denver Broncos. No word was released at the time of this report, on what’s next for Tebow.
Tebow played college football for the University of Florida, winning the Heisman Trophy in 2007 and appearing on BCS National Championship-winning teams in the 2006 and 2008 seasons.
Upon graduation, he was drafted by the Denver Broncos as the 25th overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.
Tebow made headlines as a professional football player, being an openly devout Christian and even taking to praying on the field before and after football games.
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