(NEW YORK) — Tim Tebow may ask for a trade from the New York Jets after the 2012 season is in the books, an unnamed league source told Gary Myers of the New York Daily News.
“I think he will be a good soldier,” the source told Myers. “At the end of the year, I think he will express those concerns to the Jets. He will want to move on. The one thing about Tebow is he is the quintessential team player. He would never do anything that is going to undermine the team. But he’s football-aholic. It’s in his blood. “
“Absolutely he will talk to the Jets or we will have misevaluated his competitive nature,” the source continued. “There comes a point, where they get it and realize this is who I am and just accept that role. Tebow is not there yet.”
But for now, Tebow will be sitting on the bench watching Mark Sanchez lead the Jets against the Pittsburgh Steelers this weekend.
Tebow has two years remaining on his rookie contract that will keep him in New York until 2014.
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