Broncos, Jets complete Tebow trade

Broncos, Jets complete Tebow trade
March 22, 2012, 1:48 am

NEW YORK (AP) - The Broncos and the Jets have completed a trade to send quarterback Tim Tebow to New York.

The deal hit a snag earlier Wednesday when the Jets apparently balked at repaying Denver more than 5 million for a salary advance due Tebow. ESPN reported that the two sides had agreed to split that cost.

The Broncos also will receive fourth- and sixth-round draft picks, while New York gets a seventh-rounder -- all in 2012 -- as agreed to in the initial deal.

Denver started shopping Tebow after signing Peyton Manning, and the Jets were considered a long shot as late as Tuesday night. But New York went after Tebow, envisioning him as a versatile complement to starter Mark Sanchez, who received a 40.5 million contract extension, with 20.5 million guaranteed, earlier this month. The Jets also had pursued Manning.

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