You guessed it -- Tim Tebow.
Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com reported the Jets are "very interested" in Demps, the free-agent running back who was part of the 400-meter relay team that finished second to Jamaica in London. Seven or eight teams are hovering, and agent Daniel Rose said Demps -- hot for a Super Bowl ring -- is expected to make a decision by Thursday night.
Tebow played with Demps at the University of Florida in 2008 and 2009. The quarterback was approached by general manager Mike Tannenbaum before a media session Thursday and agreed to reach out to Demps "as a friend" (with an agenda).
"They asked me about him," Tebow said. "Jeff is a great guy and a great player. He's someone I was proud to play with in college and he did a great job for us. ... Would we love to have him? Absolutely. I'd love to have him as a teammate because I know how hard he works and what he brings to the table."
The 5-foot-7, 175-pound Demps ran for 2,470 yards and 23 touchdowns in four seasons at Florida. Teams have come calling because of his speed, but one personnel executive isn't optimistic: "(He's) a (kick) returner that maybe you can sprinkle in as a role player," he told the ESPNNewYork.com. "He's a wrinkle player, but a luxury player on a tight, 53-man roster. I doubt he'd have an inside presence if they used him in the Wildcat."
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