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Popular New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow reportedly wants to leave the team and will request to be traded or released after the 2012 season.

The move is expected if backup quarterback Greg McElroy starts the final two games of the season for the Jets, the New York Daily News reports.

McElroy, a second year pro, was given the start for this Sunday’s game against the San Diego Chargers due to the fact that starter Mark Sanchez sucks.

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Sanchez, long considered the future of the franchise, committed five turnovers in a terrible 14-10 loss at the Tennessee Titans on Monday night.

Tebow was acquired in an off-season trade with Denver, with the Jets saying at the time they planned to make him an integral part of the offense.

He has played only sparingly this season behind incumbent Sanchez, who started the first 14 games, and who was pulled once before – for McElroy.

Tebow has completed 6 of 8 passes for 39 yards and rushed for 32 times for 102 yards this season in 11 games (he missed three with injured ribs).

What do you think? Should your team trade for Tebow?