Report: Tebow asked out of Wildcat plays

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Even though he isn't playing, New York Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow is generating news.

Early Sunday, ESPN.com reported he is likely to be a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars next season, and on Sunday evening ESPN.com reported Tebow was so disappointed about being passed over for a starting spot this week that he asked not to used in any Wildcat packages in Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers.

Tebow was active, but did not play in the 27-17 loss to the Chargers.

Greg McElroy, who began the season as the team's No. 3 quarterback, was named the starter for Sunday's game early last week after it was determined that Mark Sanchez would be benched.

When Tebow learned on Tuesday that McEloy would be starting instead of him, he told Jets coaches he did not want to be used in situational plays, according to the report.

Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley, who was a quarterback in high school, ran the Wildcat plays in practice last week in Tebow's absence.

Jets coach Rex Ryan and offensive coordinator Tony Sparano had said Tebow was brought to New York to run the Wildcat, but he did not play a single snap either as a punt protector or on offense Sunday.
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