Tim Tebow trade reaction

Updated: March 22, 2012, 1:20 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

It took two times to stick, but the Denver Broncos have agreed to trade Tim Tebow to the New York Jets. The deals set off rapid-fire reactions throughout the sports world:

Jeremy Lin: "I'm just excited for him and to see what he does. We'll see what happens next year. But I'm excited, obviously, that he's going to be in New York."

Joe Namath: "I don't think they know what they're doing over there right now. They give Sanchez a new contract, they pat him on the back and then they bring in two more quarterbacks."

John Elway: "Tim Tebow deserves an enormous amount of credit for what he accomplished and how he carried himself during his time with the Broncos. From taking over a 1-4 team and leading it to the playoffs to energizing our fans and this community, Tim left an extraordinary mark on this organization. His time in Denver will always hold a special place in Broncos history."

Mike DeVito: "You've got a tough player on the field, a leader in the locker room and a guy who shares the faith that I share. So, I'm very grateful to have him on our team, and I feel it's going to really benefit us as a whole."

John Fox: "A player and person like Tim don't come around very often. He is real and he walks the walk. I'm looking forward to watching him continue his career with the Jets, and I wish him the very best."

From verified Twitter accounts:

@damienwoody: I really hate to say this but the Jets would be well served looking at their cross-town rival on how to stick to a plan on building a roster

@rcolvin3: Jets announce trade & then look @ tebows contract. ala #dabears not CHECKN THE BOX in 2001.Thts like findn hair n ur food.send it back! @nfl

@TonyDungy: We'll see if Tim Tebow can help Rex Ryan with his language? I know he welcomes the challenge!

@MillerLite40 Tim Tebow is the man! I love Tim on and off the field! True role model, he was and still will be mine. I wish him the very best! TEEEBOOOW!

@GovChristie: @timtebow welcome to new jersey, home of the @nyjets!

@NYG_J_Ballard85: @GovChristie: @timtebow welcome to new jersey, home of the @nyjets!" well thats funny, what about Big Blue?? #superbowlchamps #giants

@thepeytonhillis: @TimTebow good luck with your new team. You inspire so many people and make an impact everywhere you go. James 1:12

@ACromartie: Y bring Tebow in when we need to bring in more Weapons for @Mark_Sanchez let's build the team around him. We already signed to 3 year ext.

@JasonTaylorNFL: @TimTebow good luck in NYC. Let the #timsanity begin

@Leon_Washington: Ok So I took. Nap and Woke Up. #Jets Wow #TebowTime

@MarcusGilbert88: Tebow > Sanchez

@Redskins: Can't imagine a more awkward fit than Tim Tebow going to the New York Jets...Just 2 cents.

@BrianDawkins: @TimTebow, I wanna thank u, 4 wht u helped us do last year. On the field & off! I have NO doubt that u will B a blessing 4 the Jets!

Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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