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JACKSONVILLE, Florida (WTLV) -- ESPN is reporting that Tim Tebow will be joining the Jacksonville Jaguars for the 2013 season.

According to ESPN, Tebow reportedly will be traded or released afterthe season, but league sources say the Jets are likely to honor Tebow'sforthcoming request to be released and therefore become an unrestrictedfree agent.

According to ESPN's Chris Mortenson, the Jaguars will have an openquarterback competition and a team source conceded it's a "highlikelihood" Tebow will be part of the mix.

Things are different in Jacksonville since Tebow chose the Jets over the Jaguars when he was traded by the Broncos in March.

Jacksonville owner Shad Khan wanted Tebow. But there was noassurance Tebow would be able to compete for the quarterback job becausethe Jaguars were committed to Blaine Gabbert, their first round pick.

Gabbert was inconsistent again as a starter and eventually landed oninjured reserve. Chad Henne took over as the starter and has beeninconsistent on a team hurt by injuries.