Tebow thanks Broncos fans on Twitter

Published Mar. 29, 2012 1:00 a.m. ET

Jets quarterback Tim Tebow took time out Thursday night to say thank you to his fans in Denver, after a tumultuous two weeks that saw him replaced at the Broncos by Peyton Manning.

In a short statement linked to his Twitter feed, Tebow wrote, "Well, that was an interesting couple of weeks! Now that things have finally settled down a bit, I wanted to take a moment to thank all of you great Denver fans for all of your support.

"The ride that we were able to enjoy together this past season is something that I will always cherish. I'd also like to thank all of my former coaches and teammates as it was an honor to play for and alongside each of you. I will always be grateful to the Broncos organization for giving me the initial opportunity to fulfill my dream of being an NFL quarterback."

The immensely popular 24-year-old was acquired by the Jets from Denver last week in exchange for draft picks, but the team has maintained Mark Sanchez will continue to be the team's starter.

"I've already said it 44 times so here goes number 45: I'm really excited to be a Jet! Haha! All joking aside it's truly an honor to be a Jet and I'm anxiously looking forward to going to work with all of my new teammates and coaches," Tebow wrote on Twitter on Thursday night.

"Fireman Ed and the rest of Jets nation, I'm gonna play my heart out for you. J-E-T-S JETS! JETS! JETS!"