Tim Tebow released from contract with New York Jets

NEW YORK - Tim Tebow has been released by the Jets.

Tebow, 25, was released from his contract with the New York team after only one season and currently has no prospects in sight.

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan never thought much of Tim Tebow in regards to his game plan last season, but he still holds his now former quarterback in high regard. Ryan commented on the 25-year-old quarterback's situation shortly after the Jets released him early Monday morning.

"We have a great deal of respect for Tim Tebow," 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 offseason. We wish him the best moving forward."

Tebow always showed up early and stayed late at practice, working hard to improve as a quarterback in the NFL. It simply didn't work out. Ryan didn't utilize Tebow often in his only season with the Jets. However, he always acknowledged his work ethic and dedication.

The Jets drafted Geno Smith in the 2013 NFL Draft, adding a sixth passer to the roster. Tebow's run with New York was bound to end soon. He'll see if there are any other options out left in the NFL now.

Tebow, a Florida native, played college football for the University of Florida and won the Heisman Trophy in 2007, before he was picked by the Denver Broncos.

These articles were originally published at SBNation.com. Read Tim Tebow release: 'Things did not work out the way we all had hoped' by clicking here: http://wfts.tv/Y8snvY

Kristal Roberts of WFTS also contributed to this report.


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