Former GM: Jets should trade Tim Tebow

The New York Jets should deal quarterback Tim Tebow by next week's trade deadline. That is the opinion of one former NFL general manager.

Charley Casserly of NFL Network says the Jets should get rid of their popular backup quarterback by the Oct. 30 trade deadline. Casserly was a former general manager of the Houston Texans and Washington Redskins.

I think a natural move would be for the New York Jets to trade Tim Tebow to the Seattle Seahawks. What the Jets envisioned for Tebow does not seem to have worked; they simply aren't using him. Now is the time to eliminate the distraction. Seattle, which could certainly use another quarterback, has a shot at the playoffs but is struggling to score touchdowns in the red zone. That's one thing I think Tebow can do.

I just don’t see this becoming a reality. Not only did Jets owner Woody Johnson publicly commit to Tebow, but Seattle has its quarterback of the present and future in Russell Wilson. A potential trade doesn’t make a lot of sense for either side.

I wouldn’t be surprised if a team in AFC East makes a move before the trade deadline. But it’s doubtful it will be the Jets with Tebow.