Thursday, March 22, 2012
Fullback Trade News
The New York Jets this week are finalizing a trade with the Denver Broncos to pick up little-known fullback Timothy Tebow. Tebow, about to enter his second year in the league, has been unable to find a consistent starting slot at fullback with the Broncos. With Denver, Tebow competed with two-way player Spencer Larsen and undrafted rookie Austin Sylvester.
The deal is not yet finalized; the owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars says he's interested in picking Tebow up as well.
Tebow would face stiff competition for the starting job with either club. Jaguars fullback Greg Jones was a first alternate Pro Bowl selection in 2007. Jets coach Rex Ryan is unstinting in his praise of his current fullback, John Conner, as well.
Tebow may have to get comfortable in a backup position.