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Where the Tebow deal makes sense

3/21/2012 - NFL Tim Tebow New York Jets + more
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At the end of last season, it would have been unfathomable to think that Tim Tebow would begin the following season with a different team. But after signing Peyton Manning, the Denver Broncos no longer had a need for Tebow, and John Elway had perfect opening to deal him. In return for fourth- and sixth-round picks, Denver will ship Tebow (and a seventh-round pick) to the New York Jets.

For the Jets, there were a couple reasons to make this deal. And they have to do with more than the buzz factor.