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Tim Tebow traded from Broncos to Jets

The Associated Press
In this file photo taken Jan. 14, 2012, Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow walks off the field during the second half of an NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass. Peyton Manning is negotiating to join the Broncos, ESPN reported Monday, March 19, 2012. Citing anonymous sources, ESPN said that the four-time MVP has instructed agent Tom Condon to negotiate the details of a deal with Denver. The addition of Manning could well lead to Denver trading Tebow, even though the popular quarterback energized the Broncos in leading them to the playoffs last season despite some uneven play. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, file)

NEW YORK (AP) – Tim Tebow has been traded to the Jets.

The team said Wednesday it has acquired the polarizing quarterback from the Broncos. 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.

The trade first was reported by Fox Sports.

Denver started shopping Tebow after signing Peyton Manning.

Tebow is expected to complement 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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Tebow led the Broncos to the playoffs last season – along the way beating Sanchez and the Jets, who missed the postseason. But Denver executive John Elway believed Manning gave the team a better chance at winning a championship now.

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