On Monday the New York Jets finally announced that the team has waived quarterback Tim Tebow. This move was expected especially after the Jets realized that they would be unable to trade Tim during the draft over the weekend.
In some way I hope that the Jets have learned from the Tim Tebow experience. The organization as a whole failed miserably with Tebow as the team clearly had no idea how to use the signal caller. You cannot sell a concept, like the wildcat formation, when you truly do not know how to incorporate it into a game plan. In addition you cannot bring in a popular, polarizing athlete and then treat him like a 4th string quarterback. The Jets at some point need to come back to reality and understand that names do not win championships. In some cases, like with Tebow, names do not even sell tickets. Winning will always come down to the talent and chemistry on the football field.
I wish Tim Tebow nothing but the best of luck and hopefully he can resurrect his career somewhere else.
Jets extend Ivory- On Monday the New York Jets announced that the team has given running back Chris Ivory a three-year extension on his contract. Ivory, who the Jets traded their 4th round pick for this weekend, is a powerful, explosive back that could add a new dimension to the west coast offense.
Gang Green signs G Peterman– The New York Jets have signed offensive lineman Stephen Peterman. In 2012, Peterman started 16 games at guard for the Detroit Lions. You have to give John Idzik some credit, he is definitely addressing the depth issues on the offensive line.
Jets announce undrafted free agent signings:
Davis, Troy LB 6-2 249 Central Florida
Edwards, Mike DB 5-10 180 Hawaii
Freeman, Dalton OL 6-5 285 Clemson
Gilleo, Trey OL 6-6 280 Northern Arizona
Holliday, Roosevelt DL 6-3 297 Eastern Illinois
McDonough, Jake DL 6-5 280 Iowa State
Miles, Rontez S 6-1 210 California (PA)
Nealy, Spencer DE 6-5 277 Texas A&M
Pantale, Chris TE 6-6 255 Boston College
Popek, Mark OL 6-7 299 South Florida
Rogers, Zach WR 6-0 172 Tennessee
Shanahan, Mike TE 6-5 225 Pittsburgh
Spadola, Ryan WR 6-3 200 Lehigh
Stroud, K.J. WR 6-3 205 Bethune-Cookman
Wilson, Antavious WR 6-1 196 Marshall