The Jets announced on Thursday night that Tim Tebow’s introductory press conference won’t take place until Monday. The reason, apparently, is that yet another issue has arisen with Tebow’s contract.
The previous contract issue that arose, about whether the Jets or the Broncos would be on the hook for salary advances Tebow had received, nearly killed the deal. This time, the Associated Press reports, it appears to be just a technicality, and Tebow will sign a rewritten contract and officially join the Jets once the league office approves that deal.
Tebow has already visited the Jets’ facilities and participated in a conference call introducing him to the New York media, and from all indications this latest contract snag will merely delay Tebow’s official introduction until after the weekend, and the trade is not in jeopardy.
Still, it’s odd that two contractual snags have arisen after the deal was agreed upon. Maybe Pat Robertson is right and somebody up there doesn’t want this trade to happen.