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Tim Tebow clears waivers, officially is a free agent

Tim Tebow officially is a free agent. The former New York Jets personal punt protector quarterback cleared waivers Tuesday, which should come as no surprise.


Where Tim Tebow plays next season is anyone's guess, so Gregg Rosenthal will keep you updated on everything until the QB signs a deal. More ...

There virtually was no chance that any team was going to claim Tebow's previous contract. He was due $2.586 million in salary. Any team wanting to claim Tebow also would have owed the Denver Broncos $1.531 million, because of an agreement the Jets made with the Broncos when they acquired him. The Jets still owe the Broncos that money.

So where does that leave Tebow?

Marc Sessler did a great job breaking down the most logical landing spots for Tebow on Monday. Since that was published, the Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks expressed having no interest in Tebow. The Jacksonville Jaguars went on record saying they didn't want Tebow.

That leaves the San Diego Chargers, New England Patriots, Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins, Washington Redskins and Oakland Raiders as some of the sensible candidates, although no team has been directly linked with Tebow yet. After a bruising year with the Jets, Tebow surely wants to find the right fit. But it's not like he can choose among many options. He doesn't want to play tight end, and an offer for a backup quarterback job is far from guaranteed.

My take: If Pat White can find a job in this mobile quarterback-happy league, Tim Tebow can as well.

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