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Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Jets are not trading Tebow

By Rich Cimini

Nine days ago, I wrote a column saying the Jets should trade Tim Tebow, knowing they had no interest in dealing their backup QB/personal protector/H-Back. It was just my opinion, based on his limited role and the likelihood that at least one team -- the Jaguars -- might want him. Since then, there has been a ton of speculation.

As I've noted since then, the Jets' position hasn't changed. The organization has no interest in trading Tebow. Because of Hurricane Sandy, the NFL trading deadline was pushed back to Thursday. No matter. The Jets still have no interest in dealing him.

On Tuesday night, ActionNewsJax.com, citing anonymous sources, said the Jaguars -- Tebow's hometown team -- would make a play for the city's favorite son. This smells like a PR move by the Jaguars, who are hurting on and off the field. We know their owner, Shahid Khan, is a Tebow fan, and this may be a way of letting his fan base know he's trying to bring him home.

There have been no discussions between the Jets and Jaguars, according to the NFL Network. This doesn't mean the Jaguars won't pick up the phone by Thursday, but unless they offer something stupid -- like a second-round pick -- there won't be a deal.

Until next March, when the Jets ship Tebow to the Jaguars. Write it down.