The autobiography of any 23-year-old is going to feel incomplete at best, even for someone that has accomplished as much as Tim Tebow.
That’s why it’s no surprise the release of Tebow’s book on Tuesday didn’t exactly create a bunch of salacious headlines ala Rex Ryan or the new tome on ESPN. The fact that Tebow is the opposite of salacious probably doesn’t hurt.
Lindsay Jones of the Denver Post read the 257-page book, which she describes as a love letter to God, his family, and football. Each chapter starts with a Bible verse.
Tebow doesn’t talk about his life in the NFL much, but he said he leaned on his faith when the Broncos fired Josh McDaniels last December. He describes McD as “his biggest supporter.”
The most interesting passage Jones highlights relates to Tebow lying about post-concussion symptoms to his college coach Urban Meyer so he could play.
“I was praying in the locker room that the headache, which had been getting worse and worse, would simply go away,” Tebow wrote. “It didn’t.”
The family-friendly book shows you don’t need to be salacious to sell. The book is currently in the top-25 in overall book sales on Amazon. Take that, Rex!