It is now being reported that the Jets will honor his request for a release and he is a lock to end up with the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to ESPN.
Earlier this week, Tebow reportedly requested a trade or release from the Jets at the season’s conclusion.
Head coach Rex Ryan passed over the former Heisman winner in favor of Greg McElory, who is replacing Mark Sanchez in the starting lineup for the foreseeable future.
That move was apparently the last straw for Tebow, who has long expressed his desire to be a starting quarterback in the NFL.
Tebow may return to the site where his fame originated in Florida. He led the Florida Gators to national titles in 2007 and 2009 and became a national sensation with his inspired play.
The Jaguars, who have just two wins this season, have had issues at quarterback, as former first-round pick Blaine Gabbert has fallen short of expectations, and Chad Henne is not considered a long-term solution. The report stated that Jacksonville will have an open competition for their starting quarterback.
Jacksonville almost landed Tebow before the Jets snatched him up from the Denver Broncos over the summer. However he felt New York gave him the best opportunity to be successful.