Tim Tebow led the Broncos to a comeback victory against the Jets in 2011.
Tebow sparked a mania, not only for his successful play on the field, but also due to his frequent display of religious devotion. Reuters

After showing some initial interest in Peyton Manning, the Jets never seemed to be a real player to sign the veteran.

Shortly after New York realized they wouldn't be able to land Manning, they gave quarterback Mark Sanchez a contract extension.

When the move was announced, it seemed like the Jets were finished making any big moves at the quarterback position. But reports say the Jets are discussing making a big trade.

ESPN's Adam Schefter says the Jets have talked about making a move to acquire Tim Tebow from the Broncos.

Denver will almost certainly trade Tebow after signing Manning, and it appears that he Jets have become a possible landing spot for Tebow. Schefter admits it's a longshot, but such a deal could be made.

Sanchez's contract extension virtually guarantees that he will be the Jets starter for the next few years. Tebow could be a serviceable backup for New York, something they haven't had in a few years.

Mark Brunell has been the Jets number two quarterback for the past two seasons. Brunell has had a good career, but will be 42 years old a few games into the 2012 Season.

The Jets recently signed Drew Stanton, who hasn't taken a snap in a regular season game since 2010.

Many people have called for the Jets to acquire a legitimate backup quarterback, in order to put pressure on Sanchez to play better.

Tebow took the Broncos to the playoffs last season, and could be one of the best backup quarterbacks in the NFL.

Tebow would be more than just a backup with the Jets. He'd probably get more playing time than most backups in the entire league.

New York could utilize Tebow in their Wildcat offense. Tony Sparano will take over as the Jets offensive coordinator in 2012. Sparano used the Wildcat more than any team while he was the head coach in Miami. Even with Sanchez starting under center, Tebow would likely take multiple snaps each game with New York.

It remains to be seen how Tebow would react to being sent to the Jets. He has reportedly expressed a desire to be traded to a team that plays in the South. It's also unknown how the quarterback would mesh with head coach Rex Ryan.

According to Schefter, Jacksonville, Green Bay and Miami are the favorites to land Tebow.