After hardly letting Tim Tebow onto the playing field and then unceremoniously cutting the former Florida superstar, the New York Jets are still paying The Chosen One quite handsomely.
In fact, the embattled franchise is actually going to be paying Tebow more in 2013 than his current team, the New England Patriots, will be paying him in 2013 and 2014, combined.
According to Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com, the Jets still owe the Denver Broncos $1.53 million, per last year’s trade agreement. After the Jets cut Tebow, no other team made a waiver claim for the quarterback. Thus, the franchise was left on the hook for that $1.53 mil that the Broncos had advanced him prior to the 2011 season.
If Tebow remains on the Patriots’ 53-man roster for the full two-year duration of his contract, he will only be seeing $1.36 million from New England.
Thus, the Jets paid more to simply send Tebow on his way than the Pats will be forking over for potentially two years of work.