Many of the Jets faithful wondered why Jets general manager John Idzik is holding on to quarterback Tim Tebow. It is unclear if Tebow is really in competition to be the starting quarterback, even though Idzik has said he is, but reports have stated the Jets are looking to trade the quarterback.
According to The Seattle Times the Seahawks are searching for a backup quarterback to Russell Wilson after they traded former backup Matt Flynn and while Tebow fits their “read-option” style of offense they are not set to pursue him at this time:
The use of the option running game is also a reason many thought Seattle might look to bring in Tebow, The former first-round pick who played for the Jets last year after being acquired from Denver. While not a strong passer, Tebow is an effective runner as a quarterback and led the Broncos to a playoff victory two seasons ago.
Tebow remains with the Jets and is set to make more than $2 million. While the Seahawks did look into acquiring him, he’s not thought to be a consideration.
Source: The Seattle Times / Danny O’Neal
The Seahawks are the first team mentioned who might at least have an interest in acquiring the Jets quarterback. If obtained Tebow would come at a modest 2013 salary, $1.055 million because the Jets agreed to pay back a portion of Tebow’s salary advance to the Denver Broncos before the trade last year.
Any additional salary for Tebow will remain the Jets responsibility as no team will take on a payback agreement the Jets made with the Broncos. Tebow’s contract has an $895,000 salary for 2014 with no advance pay back and is non-guaranteed.
With not much interest being shown up to this point for Tebow teams in need of a backup quarterback who fits their offensive system might be willing to part with a late round draft pick to get him and his reasonable salary.