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Tim Tebow Traded? Jets, Broncos Reportedly Reach Agreement On Deal

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JANUARY 14: Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos looks on after the Broncos lost 45-10 against the New England Patriots.
JANUARY 14: Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos looks on after the Broncos lost 45-10 against the New England Patriots.

Tim Tebow has reportedly been traded to New York.

Again.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Denver Broncos have agreed to ship the quarterback and a seventh-round draft pick to the Jets in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick and a sixth-round draft pick.


Adam Schefter
Denver has agreed to trade Tim Tebow and a seventh-round pick to the Jets for the NY's fourth-round pick and a sixth-round pick.

This reported trade caps one of the more confusing days in Tebowmania. Hours after the quarterback had reportedly been traded to the New York Jets, the drama surrounding the popular but polarizing player continued to develop.

Shortly after Jay Glazer of Fox Sports initially reported on Wednesday afternoon that the Jets and Broncos had agreed to a deal to send Tebow to New York, Schefter tweeted that negotiations had hit a snag regarding the repayment of bonus money. Despite the fact that the Jets had announced the deal via Twitter and Facebook, the St. Louis Rams and Jacksonville Jaguars were back in the running, per Schefter, should the trade not go through. St. Louis Rams beat writer Jim Thomas dispelled the notion that the Rams were serious players.

In what seems to have been the last twist before the revived deal was reported Wednesday evening, Schefter tweeted that the Broncos were allowing Tebow to choose his destination.


Adam Schefter
Tim Tebow is being allowed to pick the team he wants to go to. He picks the trade. Jets or Jacksonville.

Shortly after tweeting that the Broncos had given Tebow -- who grew up in Jacksonville and starred at the University of Florida -- that choice, Schefter tweeted that decision would be made in the best interest of the franchise.


Adam Schefter
Denver says it will do the trade that is best for its franchise. Jets or Jags.

Regarding Tebow's input into the trade, Chris Mortensen of ESPN tweeted that Tebow did choose the Jets over his hometown Jaguars.


Chris Mortensen
RT : did tebow really make the call jets or jags? >> Yes

The deal reported by Schefter -- and shortly thereafter by Glazer -- was brokered with the Jets agreeing to pick up half of the bonus repayment that had reportedly put the deal on hold in the first place.


Adam Schefter
NY has agreed to pay half of the million in compensation back to Denver that was in dispute in Tim Tebow trade.

While the reactions among both Jets and Jaguars supporters on Twitter was mixed, the pair of Gang Green fans photographed in Manhattan already wearing Jets jerseys emblazoned with Tebow's name and his No. 15 must be somewhat relieved that the deal went down.

Adding to the confusion of the day, the official Twitter account for ESPN's Sportscenter (@Sportscenter) mistakenly retweeted a mock trade report by a fake Adam Schefter Twitter account (@AdarnSchefter) that indicated the Jaguars had acquired the quarterback from Denver.


Adam Schefter
It's official. The have traded for Tim Tebow.

Although they deleted the tweet, ESPN later apologized for the "erroneous report."


SportsCenter
Earlier tonight we tweeted out an erroneous report about the Jags acquiring Tim Tebow. We apologize for the error. He is now a Jet.

The profile for the fake Schefter account reads: "Often confused with the inferior AdaM Schefter. Fake information. This is a fake account. Breaking fake news. Just trolling America." The location is listed as ESPN.

While @AdarnSchefter may have merely been using the Tebow trade story as a launching pad for a practical joke, there were plenty of others on Twitter actively debating, celebrating and lamenting the deal. Here are some of the best Twitter reactions to the reported Tebow trade and all the drama that came with it.

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