Agent for former Jet Stephen Hill blames Tim Tebow, Geno Smith for client's release

Aug 30, 1:37 PM

Stephen Hill's agent was very disappointed in the New York Jets organization after his client was cut on Saturday, saying Hill didn't have a fair chance in his two years with the team because of the Jets' quarterback situation.

"He didn't have a chance that first year with that whole Tim Tebow-Mark Sanchez fiasco," Hill's agent Alan Herman told USA Today. "His second year, Geno Smith was learning how to play quarterback. So they never threw the ball deep because they wanted to simplify things for Geno."

Herman is hopeful a team like the Cleveland Browns, who are in need of help at wide receiver, will be interested in Hill's services.

"I would think the Browns would put in a claim," Herman said. "(Coach Mike) Pettine knows him and they need receivers and Stephen can stretch the field."