Jet Set: Panini America Peeks Tim Tebow’s First New York Jets Football Card
The bombshells just keep dropping in Denver. On Wednesday afternoon, just one day after announcing that Peyton Manning would be their new franchise quarterback, the Denver Broncos finally jettisoned Tim Tebow, their former fleeting franchise quarterback, to the New York Jets, setting off a social media melee in the process.
The teams first agreed to a trade earlier in the day, but the swap hit a snag with the discovery that the Jets would also have to pony up $5 million to the Broncos. Just like that, the trade that was became the trade that wasn’t. But late Wedensday evening, the two sides agreed for good and Tebow was headed to the Big Apple.
While waiting on a little closure, Panini America’s prepress department was busy preparing for the trading card possibilities, crafting an early version of Tebow’s 2012 Prestige Football trading card. 2012 Prestige Football will release in May.