Tim Tebow showed up at the Jets training center in Florham Park yesterday morning, just after dawn as usual. But as the polarizing quarterback was getting changed into his workout clothes, head coach Rex Ryan entered the locker room and told him they needed to talk.

Minutes later, as The Post first reported at nypost.com, Tebow was informed the Jets were releasing him in a meeting with Ryan and general manager John Idzik, ending the ill-conceived Tebow experiment 13 months after trading for him and three days after drafting quarterback Geno Smith in the second round of the NFL Draft.

Tebow was not available for comment, but posted a Scripture verse on Twitter.

“Proverbs 3:5-6: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight,” he posted.

The Jets released a three-paragraph statement at 8:16 a.m., confirming that Tebow had been dumped, a move that felt inevitable for months.

“We have a great deal of respect for Tim Tebow,” Ryan said in the statement. “Unfortunately, things did not work out the way we all had hoped. Tim is an extremely hard worker, evident by the shape he came back in this offseason. We wish him the best moving forward.”

What will happen for Tebow moving forward is fascinating. Will another NFL team take a chance on him? Will he have to play in Canada? Will he move into his post-playing career as a public speaker? It was reported yesterday that he is financially backing several locations of the chicken sandwich chain PDQ in Florida, a possible post-football landing spot.

It is hard to imagine Tebow, who won the Heisman Trophy and two national championships in college, giving up on his football dream, though. The Jets gave Tebow permission to seek a trade weeks ago, according to a source, but he found no takers. ESPN reported that two teams said they’d be interested in him if he was willing to move to tight end, but he declined. A source said “Tebowmania” scared off a few teams that did have an interest in Tebow the football player, but not the phenomenon.