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As the 2013 NFL Draft nears, the question of where New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow will end up looms.
Rumors of the quarterback's landing spot have ensued since the football season ended.
But now as more time has passed, it seems increasingly less likely that any team in the NFL will make a trade for Tebow.
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And even despite that likely outcome, Gang Green is still hopeful that they will be able to strike a deal for their quarterback who lived on the bench and finished the season with hardly any yardage under his belt.
The Jets sacrificed two draft picks and $2.5 million to acquire Tebow from the Denver Broncos last year. So if the franchise is unable to hammer out a deal with another team, it would signify an astronomical failure on their part---even more than the Tebow ordeal is already viewed in the football community.
Reports have surfaced recently that state Tebow will go to voluntary workouts if he remains on the team's roster.
And NFL.com's Ian Rapoport said that the Jets will welcome Tebow in minicamp and organized team activities with the hope that another team will make a deal for the quarterback.
But whatever the outcome may be, it is almost certain that Tebow will not be with the team once training camps open in the summer even though general manager John Idzik seemed to allude to the idea last month.
"Tim, as you know, he's currently on our roster," he said.
"What we're doing is we're trying to increase competition at that position and positions across the board. So we're going to let the competition play out. We're going to see who we're able to bring on board and let play out this offseason and into training camp. So I think that'll be healthy for all concerned, including Tim Tebow."
Even in the unlikely possibility that the Jets can make a deal with another team, they probably wouldn't get much more than a mid-range draft pick for Tebow.