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Are The New York Jets Leaders To Acquire Tim Tebow?

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The ink on Peyton Manning's contract has barely dried and we are hearing that talks surrounding a possible Tim Tebow trade could be escalating with a surprise team possibly in the lead for Tebow's services.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, four teams have had conversations regarding Tebow, including the Jacksonville Jaguars, Green Bay Packers, Miami Dolphins and the surprising New York Jets. How serious each team is remains to be seen, but the Jets seem to be interested in Tebow on and off the field.

After a year of chaos in the locker room, New York is concerned about how players around the league perceive the inner workings of the team, and "bringing in a guy like (Tebow) would help, It makes perfect sense."

John Elway talked about doing what was best for Tebow during the press conference welcoming Peyton Manning to the Broncos, even going so far as to infer that Tebow wouldn't necessarily go to the team with the highest offer. When Elway was asked if he would like to get Tebow into a situation where he could compete for a starting job, Elway was honest.

"There's no question I would love to be able to, whether it be-not knowing what we're going to do with it-but it would be our goal to put him in the best situation possible for him to have success also."

The Jets recently gave quarterback Mark Sanchez a contract extension after rumors that they were flirting with the thought of pursuing Manning. Would bringing Tebow to New York be in the Jets' best interest?

As for Tebow, he reportedly told friends that he hoped to return to the state of Florida - that's Jacksonville, Miami or Tampa. The Bucs have Josh Freeman, and the Dolphins appear to be an organization in complete chaos.

That leaves the Jags, a popular spot every time a trade of Tebow is discussed. While the football people in Jacksonville have always been cool to the idea of Tebow, owner Shad Khan has already said he would have drafted Tebow if he were there and he could order his football lieutenants to make a move.

It seems this could happen sooner rather than later, though until it happens it is nothing but talk and speculation.