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NY Jets release Tim Tebow

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(NBC) -- The New York Jets have released back-up quarterback Tim Tebow, NBC 4 New York's Bruce Beck has confirmed.

The former University of Florida quarterback's release comes three days after Gang Green drafted former West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith, one of this year's top NFL prospects at the position, with the 39th pick overall in the second round of the NFL draft.

The move was expected, given the celebrity-backup's unproductive tenure with the Jets, and the fact Smith's addition bumped the Jets' number of rostered quarterbacks to an untenable six.

Fourth-year quarterback Mark Sanchez, who struggled mightily this past Jets season, is expected to compete with Smith for the starting job in training camp. Veteran quarterback David Garrard, whom the Jets signed to a one-year $1.1 million deal in March, is expected to enter the season third on the depth chart.

Tebow threw the ball just eight times for the Jets during the 2012-13 season, completing six of those passes for 39 yards. He also carried the ball 33 times for 97 yards.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, head coach Rex Ryan said the team respects Tebow, but the signing did not work out as Jets brass had hoped.

"We have a great deal of respect for Tim Tebow. Unfortunately, things did not work out the way we all had hoped," Ryan said, according to Schefter.

Tebow won the Heisman Trophy in 2007, becoming the first sophomore in NCAA history to win the prestigious award.

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