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Jets trade for Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow of the Denver Broncos kneels on

Tim Tebow of the Denver Broncos kneels on the sideline in the second half against the New England Patriots during the playoffs. (Jan. 14, 2012) Photo Credit: Getty Images

Tebowmania is headed to New York.

In a stunning move, the Jets have just announced they have agreed to acquire Tim Tebow from the Broncos. The Denver Post reports the Jets gave up fourth- and sixth-round picks and also acquired a seventh-round selection.

Tebow became expendable when the Broncos officially landed Peyton Manning on Monday.

The Jets began giving serious consideration to trading for Tebow yesterday, when things heated up across the league for the quarterback's services. Two league sources familiar with the situation told Newsday yesterday that the Jets had intense internal discussions about Tebow, figuring he'd be a good addition to their offense.

With new offensive coordinator Tony Sparano, the Jets were intrigued by the possibility of using Tebow in the Wildcat formation. Now, they'll get that chance.

A person familiar with Sanchez's situation told Newsday yesterday that Mark Sanchez would not be adversely affected by a Tebow trade. The person said the Jets would likely use Tebow in short-yardage and goal-line situations, and he would not threaten Sanchez for the starting job.

Speaking on the FoxSports Radio's "Petros & Money Show" in Southern Carolina earlier today, Sanchez was asked what it would be like to play with someone like Tebow.

"I think Tim will do great no matter what happens," Sanchez said. "He's either going to get a great chance to learn from one of the best quarterbacks to ever play or he moves on somewhere else and he uses his skills at another ballclub.

"He definitely has talent. He knows how to win, he knows how to inspire players."

Yesterday, Antonio Cromartie didn't think the idea of adding Tebow was a good one.

"We don't need Tebow. We sell out every home game Let him go to JACKSONVILLE TAMPA or MIAMI. our wildcat offense can b ran by J.Kerley or Joe McKnight.

Looks like that won't be the case now.

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