Tim Tebow's time with the Jets may not last very long.
According to an NFL source, the quarterback could ask to be traded at the end of the current season. In his latest New York Daily News article, Gary Myers explored the possibility of Tebow leaving in 2013.
"I think he will be a good soldier," said the source. "At the end of the year, I think he will express those concerns to the Jets. He will want to move on. The one thing about Tebow is he is the quintessential team player. He would never do anything that is going to undermine the team. But he's football-aholic. It's in his blood."
The Jets traded for Tebow in the offseason with the intention of making him Mark Sanchez's backup. The Florida graduate was the Broncos starter for most of the 2011 season, and led Denver to the playoffs. If he remains on the bench for the entire year, there's a good chance he could ask to be moved to a place where he'll get more playing time.
Even though Sanchez is the team's starter, New York plans to use Tebow in each game. He took eight snaps in the opener against the Bills. He didn't attempt one pass, and ran five times for 11 yards. After the Jets made the trade, Rex Ryan said Tebow could take up to 20 snaps in the Wildcat offense.
Sanchez has had his struggles with the Jets. When they missed the postseason in January, there was speculation that the team would look to replace the quarterback from USC.
If he plays poorly, Tebow could get his shot to start. Sanchez, however, looked good against Buffalo, throwing for 266 yards and three touchdowns.
Tebow's contract isn't up until 2014. The Jets gave up a fourth-round pick for the quarterback in March, and might have to take less in return if they decide to part ways with the backup.