After being with the New York Jets one season, Tim Tebow has been released. The Jets confirmed the news in a press release early Monday.
On April 15, Tim Tebow was working out at the Jets’ practice facility. (Mel Evans / AP)
“We have a great deal of respect for Tim Tebow,” coach Rex Ryan said. “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.”
Tebow was informed early Monday morning in a face-to-face meeting at the team’s facility with Ryan and general manager John Idzik, according to the Washington Post.
On Friday, the Jets made it clear that they were going in another direction by taking West Virginia’s Geno Smith in the second round of the NFL draft. He was the sixth QB on their roster (along with Greg McElroy, David Garrard and Matt Simms).
The NFL quaterback, speaking in Fort Worth on Sunday night, was asked about his future and said that he is “a member of the New York Jets.” He said that, the Star-Telegram’s Charean Williams reported, with a smile.