The Jets trade for Tim Tebow could be in danger because of clauses in Tebow's contract with Denver.

Tebow's contract contains about $5 million worth of recapture language meaning the Jets would have to pay back some money to Denver, and the Jets might be unwilling to do that according to ESPN.

The Jacksonville Jaguars passed on Tebow because of the language. The St. Louis Rams are interested in Tebow if the Jets pass.

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Denver general manager Brian Xanders says the Broncos will receive fourth- and sixth-round draft picks, while New York gets a seventh-rounder -- all in 2012.

Tebow became available when the Broncos signed Peyton Manning to a five-year, $96 million contract.

Tebow turned Denver around last season but misfired on passes and was often more effective as a runner.

The deal is the latest in the NFL's "Quarterback Roulette" that began when the Indianapolis Colts released Peyton Manning. The Jets, initially said to be interested in Manning, instead signed Mark Sanchez to a three-year extension worth $40.5 million with $20million guaranteed.

Sanchez will likely stay with the Jets.

"We passed on (Manning)," Jets owner Woody Johnson said on Fox Business Channel after the extension was announced. "Sanchez is not leaving. We've got a pretty good tether. We've got five years. We like Mark."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

 

TIM TEBOW CAREER STATS


Source: NFL.com

Season Team Passing Rushing Fumbles
G GS Comp Att Pct Yds Avg TD Int Sck SckY Rate Att Yds Avg TD FUM Lost
2011 Denver Broncos 14 11 126 271 46.5 1,729 6.4 12 6 33 225 72.9 122 660 5.4 6 13 6
2010 Denver Broncos 9 3 41 82 50.0 654 8.0 5 3 6 26 82.1 43 227 5.3 6 1 0
TOTAL 167 353 47.3 2,383 6.8 17 9 39 251 75.1 165 887 5.4 12 14 6

MARK SANCHEZ CAREER STATS

Source: NFL.com

Season Team Passing Rushing Fumbles
G GS Comp Att Pct Yds Avg TD Int Sck SckY Rate Att Yds Avg TD FUM Lost
2011 New York Jets 16 16 308 543 56.7 3,474 6.4 26 18 39 243 78.2 37 103 2.8 6 10 8
2010 New York Jets 16 16 278 507 54.8 3,291 6.5 17 13 27 171 75.3 30 105 3.5 3 9 1
2009 New York Jets 15 15 196 364 53.8 2,444 6.7 12 20 26 195 63.0 36 106 2.9 3 10 3
TOTAL 782 1,414 55.3 9,209 6.5 55 51 92 609 73.2 103 314 3.0 12 29