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Tim Tebow clears waivers

FILE - APRIL 29, 2013: It was announced

FILE - APRIL 29, 2013: It was announced that the New York Jets have decided to cut quarterback Tim Tebow April 29, 2013. NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 02: Former Florida Gator and New York Jet Tim Tebow attends the Allstate Sugar Bowl between the Florida Gators and the Louisville Cardinals at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 2, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) Credit: Getty Kevin C. Cox

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."

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