Tim Tebow officially is a free agent.
The former Jets backup quarterback cleared waivers following his Monday release, and now is free to sign with any team he wants.
Because no other club put in a claim for Tebow, the Jets must pay back the Broncos the $1.53 million salary advance that was given to Tebow in 2011.
The Jets, who traded fourth- and sixth-round picks to Denver in exchange for Tebow and a seventh-rounder back in March 2012, now have little to show for their investment. Tebow threw just eight passes (six completions for 32 yards), rushed 32 times for 102 yards and scored no touchdowns.
Tebow’s only comment about his release came in the form of two Bibles verses posted to Twitter on Monday. “Proverbs 3:5-6: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight."