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The New York Jets do not plan to release quarterback Tim Tebow before the start of the new league year in March and instead will hold on to him with the hopes that they can trade him, according to league sources.
But there is not expected to be much interest. In fact, one NFL general manager said this week: "I think his career is over without playing another position."
The one team to express interest in Tebow last season, the Jacksonville Jaguars, is no longer interested. After a season with the Jets, Tebow finds that his prospects of starting in the NFL are dim.
"I can't imagine a scenario in which he'll be a Jacksonville Jaguar -- even if he's released," new Jaguars general manager David Caldwell said at his introductory news conference last month.
The first day the Jets would be able to trade Tebow would be March 12, and they want to see if there's any other team out there willing to surrender a mid- to late-round draft pick for the quarterback who helped the Denver Broncos win a playoff game last season.
There are members of the Jets organization who regret not giving Tebow a chance last season to prove whether he could succeed at quarterback.
In all, Tebow was used for just 73 offensive plays for the Jets (6-10) this season.
Information from ESPNNewYork.com's Rich Cimini was used in this report.