Tebow “not sure” he’ll be a starting quarterback again

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Quarterback Tim Tebow supposedly wanted to come to New York because he thinks he can wrest the starting job from Mark Sanchez.  But Tebow surely won’t ever say that.

Instead, Tebow says that he’s “not sure” he’ll be a starter.  Ever.

That’s what he told ESPN 1050 on Friday, along with more of his usual non-controversial stuff.  “I don’t know what the future holds, but I know who holds my future,” Tebow said. “That’s something that has always given me peace and comfort.  That’s why I don’t have to worry about the future.  I can just worry about today and worry about becoming better as a football player and a person.”

Tebow compared his current situation to his freshman year in Florida, when Tebow played sparingly behind Chris Leak.  The Gators won a national title that year.

Tebow also applauded teammate Antonio Cromartie, who spoke out against trading for Tebow before the deal went down.

“It’s great because he had his quarterback’s back,” Tebow said. “That’s what you want.  You want guys that are supporting your quarterback.  I think that’s great, and I commend him for doing that.”

But does Tim truly support his starting quarterback?  If he does, Tebow should say as little as possible moving forward.  Like every other backup quarterback.

102 responses to “Tebow “not sure” he’ll be a starting quarterback again

  1. Never been a big Tebow fan, but if you keep working hard at it you can only get better.

    Besides Mark Sanzhes is not much for a QB, so you have a golden opportunity

  2. Tebow will take every opportunity to undermine Sanchez all while hiding behind that ah shucks, I’m just excited to be hear, I love Jesus, blah, blah, blah facade…

  3. If Sanchez can be a starter, Cooper Manning can be starter…much less Tebow. Oh wait, I forgot, Cooper was better than both Peyton and Eli before he got injured…

  4. I guess ESPN got tired of constantly being badgered by phone calls from Tebow, and having him show up unexpectedly at their offices at all hours, and agreed to air his views.

  5. “But does Tim truly support his starting quarterback? If he does, Tebow should say as little as possible moving forward. Like every other backup quarterback.”

    What is he suppose to do? Decline media requests? Then we’d see an articles about how Tebow is declining interviews.

    I genuinely feel that Tim believes what he says. Will he have a shot at the starting job in New York? Maybe… But for now I feel that he truly supports his team, and will do everything he can to help them win, even if it is making the most out of the minimal opportunities he gets in the beginning.

  6. Don’t buy the innocent, cuddly, “aw-shucks” image.

    Tebow smells blood and Mark Sanchez is a wounded animal.

  7. For him to be a christian he sure is a liar. That’s the reason he went to the jets in the first place, so when Sanchez’ inconsistent and bad play kicks in, he knows people will be calling for him.

  8. When you never say anything bad about anybody or anything, you start to sound phony. I’m sure he’s a good kid, but this is not believable.

  9. 2012 Jets Season:

    Week 1 LOSS to Pats ( bigtime 17-44)
    Week 2 LOSS to Dolphins ( typical close battle 14-17)
    Tebow, Tebow, Tebow chants begin…
    Week 3 Bills new DLine crushes Sanchez (leaves field with more bruised ego than bruised body). Tebow enters game- Overtime FG is good Jets WIN!
    Week 4 LOSS to Texans (Tebow has QB Rating of under 40) reality settles in for Jets Fans…. Blah, blah, blah

  10. Tebow only has to support his job towards winning, & the rest will always take care of itself. He is likely stepping in to the best possible scenario, because Mark Sanchez can play some football too. They are both young quarterbacks & that should be kept in mind. If they win together, it would be quite a story… & if they lose, someone will win lol

  11. Not a big fan of Tebow but you got to give the guy respect because he answers media questions better than most NFL players, as a Dolphin fan its tough, but the Jets are just a complete joke! They will finish last of in the AFC East this season.

  12. There’s worse things than losing your starting job to Mark Sanchez….. like losing your starting job to Mark Sanchez while wearing a Jets uniform.

  13. can we just admit that tebow is a pretty good human being and leave it at that? there are no ulterior motives behind this guy….he is a good man. period.

  14. He’s not a backup. He’s being used as an alternate offensive scheme. He’s supposed to take around 20 snaps a game. That doesn’t sound like a backup to me. I’m sure God has great plans for him. For God’s Glory.

  15. Tim Tebow is the most passive-aggressive person I have ever seen in sports. I really used to buy in to him being simply a good person but the more he says it becomes obvious that he is just the same as the next guy. His comments on Cromartie are pretty telling.

    I am not saying he is a bad person but he is as competitive as anyone else he wants to compete for and gain the starting spot. Instead of comming out and saying he wants to be the starter like everyone else would he goes about saying that same thing in a passive agressive manner.

    That’s not wrong or right it is just the way he expresses himself.

  16. You know why most backup QBs say so little?

    THEY DON’T GET REQUESTS FOR INTERVIEWS.

    I’m not big on the phenomenon that is Tebow, but that’s a ridiculous complaint.

  17. He has been saying as little as possible. Problem is, reporters ask him the MOST possible questions, so he has to provide a ton of answers. He’s been doing a good job so far so much as P.R. goes.

  18. Those are some of the nicest words I’ve heard an NFL player speak, and yet, you turn it into some sort of evil Mr. Burnesque plan:

    -exxxxxceeellentttt-

    Maybe he’s just a nice guy and not an evil mastermind, just maybe.

  19. The Jets don’t want him to say as little as possible. The Jets held a press conference for him. The Jets and Reebok were selling Tebow Jets jersies. The Jets said he’s going to be playing. Tebow is a star and the Jets want him to shine. And now you’re suggesting he say as little as possible? I’m sure that’s not at all what the Jets have in mind for Tebow.

  20. Is Tim Tebow real? I mean he’s either the greatest dude on earth or one sly fox. Don’t know him,,,guess I’ll never know,,

  21. I love how people spin things to fit their own perception. The media demands a press conference and they get one. Then the media blasts the team for giving a press conference.

    The media makes requests to interview Tim Tebow. He accepts the request and then he gets blasted for taking the interview.

    It doesn’t pay to be media friendly. Rex Ryan has got to be the most media friendly coach in the league and the media doesn’t return the favor. Far from friendly, that’s for sure.

    The level of bias and hatred towards the Jets is going a little too far now. Half of New York hates the Jets and the majority of the rest of the country hates them. That’s fine, That’s to be expected but the scales are way too much in one direction.

  22. He should be quiet like other back-ups like Vince young, donavon macnabb, Kyle orton, John beck or Rex grossman, Derek Anderson. Yeah- just like every other backup

  23. jhart615 says:
    Mar 30, 2012 9:27 PM
    It still amazes me how much press a backup QB gets.

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    It amazes you, yet you feel the need to click on the link and make a comment. It would seem to me that if people who are amazed by or tired of Tebow would stop reading articles and commenting, he might not get so much press.

  24. Tebow needs to learn that he is not in Gainesville or Denver any more. The NY media will not gush over him when he continues to give vague non-answers. It is great to be positive, but at some point it becomes repetitive. He has been excited to be a Gator, Bronco, and Jet…please just give an honest response to a question or stop talking.

  25. If the jets actually do good this year, I’m sure we’ll still find something to complain about, like tebow’s 895 dollar bland suits. Oh wait…

  26. “Tebow should say as little as possible moving forward. Like every other backup quarterback.”

    Other back-up QBs don’t have an entourage of reporters following them 24/7.

  27. Say as little as possible? Media won’t leave the poor kid alone or he would.

    Who said he wanted to wrestle job from Sanchez? The Jets famous Unknown Source?

  28. Good grief, you people in the media set this kid up and then tell him he needs to keep his mouth shut – then run how many stories each day on whether he wiped his ass with Charmin or whatever. Shut up about him and stop shoving microphones in his face and maybe you won’t have to chastise him for actually answering you.

  29. firstand4ever says:
    Mar 30, 2012 10:54 PM
    I love how people spin things to fit their own perception. The media demands a press conference and they get one. Then the media blasts the team for giving a press conference.

    The media makes requests to interview Tim Tebow. He accepts the request and then he gets blasted for taking the interview.

    It doesn’t pay to be media friendly. Rex Ryan has got to be the most media friendly coach in the league and the media doesn’t return the favor. Far from friendly, that’s for sure.

    The level of bias and hatred towards the Jets is going a little too far now. Half of New York hates the Jets and the majority of the rest of the country hates them. That’s fine, That’s to be expected but the scales are way too much in one direction.

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    Try being a Saints fan right now. The Saints are not the most media friendly team so I get the hate a bit. Now, for the Jets, their problem is simple, they are in New York. That New York media is ruthless. Jermey Lin is a great example. The NYC media turned an average point guard into a superstar global icon in a day and then a few weeks ripped the young man’s game to shreds. I feel bad for NYC teams that have to deal with that. Everything is either championship bound or if not the coaches players need to be snuffed out, one extreme to another, with everything over analyzed along the way.

  30. I have never been a Tebow fan as he has always come off a bit self righteous to me. But maybe I was wrong. What he said was impressive and appears to be quite honest and humble. All that being said I don’t see how he could ever be a starting QB with his delivery and mechanics. But he can be a good football player.

    Sanchez is very bad and taking him off the field is generally not a bad thing. Taking him off the feld for someone possibly worse like Tebow leaves with mixed feelings. Tebow running an option with a few deep passes sounds a lot better than having Sanchez out there the entire game. Plus the physicality of the Tebow offense plays into what the Jets want to do and that is impose their will and physically punish the defense. As bad as it sounds having two very bad QBs on the team maybe in combination they can be a little less bad. That is not saying they will be anywhere near average or even Chad Henne or Alex Snith like but maybe not as terrible as Sanchez is by himself.

  31. Ryan” you played like a fnnnn bunch of idiots out there today,we got our asses handed to us today again”

    Tebow ” it’s ok coach we’ll get them next time”

  32. You can tell he was a Bronco because I’m smelling h0rsesh1t here. Any player regardless if he is on the practice squad should be trying to be a starter unless he is happy being a role player and carrying a clipboard. If that’s the case then he doesn’t belong in the NFL and Not For Long is going to apply here. Fans should want to hear him say I am going to continue to practice and play as If I was a starter so that if the opportunity arises I will be able to step in and help my team. This whole God has a plan for me line just removes any self responsibility for his future.

  33. Two things will be settled at the conclusion of the 2012 season.
    1) Tebow will never be a starting QB again.
    2) Rex Ryan will never be a HC again.

  34. The Sanchise needs rah rah coach, Pete Carroll. He needs positive reinforcement. FAT boy just can not be that coach, so I see before deadline Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch for Sanchez.

    Tebow just to much personality or IT whatever you call it to sit for long, the back page will DEMAND it…

    Book it!!!

  35. Uh, Donovan McNabb a back-up QB? What are you 10? Have you forgotten the years he led the Eagles? What about all those conference games, superbowl, pro bowls? Donovan a back-up? WOW! Even with all the so-called weapons they now have, they’ve yet to reach the depths of what they did when he was their QB.

    As for the article, I think Tim is being realistic. I think it’s mature of him. I think more people (sports figures especially) should acknowledge their short comings. Only when they acknowledge there is a problem can they begin to correct their problems or address their issues.

    Not a Tim fan but I hope by him realizing there are issues with his game, that one day he grows and improves.

    Best of luck to him.

  36. Really?….Tebow spends 1 year in the NFL and he thinks his career is over?….imagine it and so it shall be my son!….done!

  37. 2 Years and he’ll be on another team..and he will be starting IF hes not the starter in ny by then.

  38. Dude, the only way to get the all-time turnover record is to play regularly. Eye on the prize man. Be a run-slinger and a turnover machine. History will be kind to you.
    Sincerely,
    B. Farve
    PS Can I send you a photo of little Farve?

  39. pants on fire-this is the same Tebow who would not denounce the controversial bill boards that were put up in Denver back in October. The message was that the starting QB who was Orton should be replaced by Tebow-it caused a great deal of controversy and Timmy the team player did not say a damn thing.

  40. There are less than 64 GM’s and owners in the NFL, and not one of them is named God, Jesus, Budda, or Tom Cruise. So yes, he will not start a full season in this league.

  41. steelerhypocrite says: Mar 30, 2012 9:31 PM

    If Sanchez can be a starter, Cooper Manning can be starter…much less Tebow. Oh wait, I forgot, Cooper was better than both Peyton and Eli before he got injured…
    _____________________________________

    …except Cooper played WR there, dumbass.

  42. Just like ESPN magazine’s article about what-if Michael Vick was white, I wonder how people would respond if Tim Tebow was black? Would he only have one name? Would he be so popular? Would everyone say he’s just a running QB that can’t throw? I seriously doubt he’d have all the media attention he gets. Rex Grossman is a better passing QB, at least he’s been to the Super Bowl. But we don’t love him, because he doesn’t answer every question with and beginning, end every interview with “My lord and savor, Jesus Christ.” Would you give Dennis Dixon the same amount of love if he started half a season and got the Broncos to the playoffs? Would he have to celebrity-thank-God for everything first?

    It’s INSANE, how much people love this guy, and for no good reason. There are good people in all our lives, it’s ridiculous to crown a bad QB something special based on nothing he does great on the field. He can do great things with his life, and I know he will, but all this football stuff has got to stop.

  43. “It’s great because he had his quarterback’s back,” Tebow said. “That’s what you want. You want guys that are supporting your quarterback. I think that’s great, and I commend him for doing that.”

    That’s some mighty fine glass-is-half-full B.S. right there…

  44. This is classic passive-aggressive Tebow, trying to make a wave in the media that will crash over the guy in his way. Its one of the strategies he used to undermine Chris Leak (UF) and Kyle Orton.

    Why can’t he just shut up? Why can’t you guys leave him alone?

  45. deathmonkey41 says:
    I’ll tell you something else he isn’t sure about- his sexuality. His wardrobe isn’t the only thing hanging in his closet.

    Tebow or Sanchez?

  46. And to anyone who thinks Tebow is better than Sanchez, look up the numbers. Through their first two years Sanchez has more attempts, completions, yards and TD’s along with a better completion percentage and a better passer rating. Plus Sanchez has won more games and been to two AFC Championship games.

    Objectively it’s not even close – How can anyone in their right mind say Tebow is better?

  47. All you Tebow haters HAVE to throw in the “Jesus” thing. I’m not a Denver Fan and SURLY NOT A JETS fan but Tebow made a name for himself because he stepped up and tried his hardest in Denver. You think HE started the whole “Tebowmainia” thing? Just because the guy is a Christian has nothing to do with whether he plays a good game or not. He stepped up, took advantage of a situation and played the best he could. He sure has more balls than Payton Manning or Tom Brady to run with the ball if he see’s an opening. I hope he does well in NY but he’s only one guy. When the rest of the team sucks, they STILL won’t have a Super Bowl chance. Why? Rex Ryan SUCKS!!!! Hearing about Tebow is still better then all the Manning crap. The guys a dork and with a neck THAT BIG, it’s no wonder he’s have issues with it.

  48. Tim Teblow doesn’t deserve to be a starting quarterback in the NFL, he can’t even carry Mark Sanchez’s jock strap much less be a real NFL quarterback. Maybe Teblow ought to try the CFL or maybe Arena Football, you know the Mickey Mouse versions of football.

    A real shame that the christian fanatics are ruining football trying to promote this deadbeat as god’s choice or favorite. A bigger shame that the sports pundits promote this garbage as well trying to curry favor with the dimwits who don’t understand that god has nothing to do with sports or anything else.

  49. The one thing I do know is Tim Tebow is a better FOOTBALL PLAYER than Mark Sanchez.

    To be fair, Tim has not been taking snaps from a first team offense in training camp or practice for an entire year. The guy hasn’t even been a starter for a full year in the NFL.

    Sanchez might be the better QB now but he is in no way on the same level as a FOOTBALL PLAYER than Tebow.

    Tim will be the starter by week 5 if the Jet’s fail under Sanchez.

  50. What I can’t stand is someone who hides behind the holier than though veil. He says all this crap when in reality he wants to be on the big stage, he wants the limelight lights on and he doesn’t really give a crap if a Kyle Orton or Mark Sanchez gets dissed in the process.

    Deep down he’s just like a lot of people, out to get what he can get for himself and to heck with everyone else.

    Every time I see him take a knee it really means he’s praying God takes it out on the other team. Can’t have it both ways.

  51. Jesus is just preparing little Timmie for his role as a televangelist in a Mega church, He has even been working on his cracker accent

  52. cuda1234 says:
    Mar 31, 2012 9:10 AM
    And to anyone who thinks Tebow is better than Sanchez, look up the numbers. Through their first two years Sanchez has more attempts, completions, yards and TD’s along with a better completion percentage and a better passer rating.
    ________________

    Really? You’re aware that Tebow didn’t start the full two seasons in Denver like Sanchez did in NY, right? And you’re not going to count rushing stats for a running QB?

    I’m no Tebow fan, but at least be fair in the comparison.

  53. steelerhypocrite says: Mar 30, 2012 9:31 PM

    If Sanchez can be a starter, Cooper Manning can be starter…much less Tebow. Oh wait, I forgot, Cooper was better than both Peyton and Eli before he got injured…
    ^^^^
    Cooper Played WR …So I guess you mean he was a better Wide Receiver ? San-Chez has not had a losing season but yet he SUCKS ? WOW so crazy …..3 years in the league also why don’t you people go look up some other QB’S first 3 years in the LEAGUE …….

  54. Tebow sucks… He’s a backup on the 3rd best team in his division.. Can’t wait to watch this blow up in the Jets faces.. I love the fact that the Bills have solidified their D line.. Well the Jets just fight for headlines

  55. redstar504 says:
    Mar 30, 2012 10:05 PM
    Tim Tebow is the most passive-aggressive person I have ever seen in sports.
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    Dear Redstar, let me introduce you to Mr. Brett Favre and Mr. Donovan McNabb with a side dose of some Peyton Manning. 😉

    TT MAY be P-A, I just haven’t seen evidence to back that up. And to those who bring up the billboard in Denver, was TT ever asked about it? If so, what did he say? You can’t just use the fact he said nothing in that particular situation as a piece of evidence to suggest he’s not a good guy.

  56. kgun80 says:
    Mar 31, 2012 12:16 PM
    Tebow sucks… He’s a backup on the 3rd best team in his division.. Can’t wait to watch this blow up in the Jets faces.. I love the fact that the Bills have solidified their D line.. Well the Jets just fight for headlines
    _______________

    And Jets fans are the ones that get accused of thinking winning the off-season means winning the league?

  57. khuxford says:
    Mar 31, 2012 11:50 AM

    You’re aware that Tebow didn’t start the full two seasons in Denver like Sanchez did in NY, right? And you’re not going to count rushing stats for a running QB?

    ====================

    So you’re using Tebow’s inability to win a starting job as an example of how he’s better than Sanchez who started every game his first two years?

    And a qb who leads his team in rushing is just like a point guard who leads his team in shots – someone who doesn’t understand the concept of passing the ball and involving others in the offense. Its selfish.

  58. @khuxford
    Saying the Yets are third best is a fact.. Get at me in December. The Bills lacked depth on the D-line and a pass rush that’s been corrected.

  59. kgun80 says:
    Mar 31, 2012 3:39 PM
    @khuxford
    Saying the Yets are third best is a fact.. Get at me in December. The Bills lacked depth on the D-line and a pass rush that’s been corrected.
    _____________

    Yes, because that’s exactly what I’m going to do: commit to memory the PFT screenname of some nobody who wants to claim defensive line help is what vaults his team that has been 3rd or 4th regularly in the division into being able to trash talk. Sure.

  60. cuda1234 says:
    Mar 31, 2012 1:43 PM
    khuxford says:
    Mar 31, 2012 11:50 AM

    You’re aware that Tebow didn’t start the full two seasons in Denver like Sanchez did in NY, right? And you’re not going to count rushing stats for a running QB?

    ====================

    So you’re using Tebow’s inability to win a starting job as an example of how he’s better than Sanchez who started every game his first two years?

    And a qb who leads his team in rushing is just like a point guard who leads his team in shots – someone who doesn’t understand the concept of passing the ball and involving others in the offense. Its selfish.
    _______________

    In reverse order:

    No, it’s not selfish if that is what the offense is built to do. Few, if any, called Vick selfish at his height.

    You can’t compare about a whole real season to two full ones from Sanchez. Orton is better than anyone Sanchez had to beat out and there are two different rookie QB schools: sit ’em a year to learn or throw them to the wolves.

    For the record, I like Sanchez better than Tebow. I’m just calling you on your fallacious argument.

  61. laxcoach37 says:
    Mar 30, 2012 9:49 PM
    2012 Jets Season:

    Week 1 LOSS to Pats ( bigtime 17-44)
    Week 2 LOSS to Dolphins ( typical close battle 14-17)
    Tebow, Tebow, Tebow chants begin…
    Week 3 Bills new DLine crushes Sanchez (leaves field with more bruised ego than bruised body). Tebow enters game- Overtime FG is good Jets WIN!
    Week 4 LOSS to Texans (Tebow has QB Rating of under 40) reality settles in for Jets Fans…. Blah, blah, blah

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    jets finish 13 – 3 amid sanchez chants for mvp! lol

  62. TT MAY be P-A, I just haven’t seen evidence to back that up. And to those who bring up the billboard in Denver, was TT ever asked about it? If so, what did he say? You can’t just use the fact he said nothing in that particular situation as a piece of evidence to suggest he’s not a good guy.

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    really? you’re suggesting the denver media didn’t ask him about the billboards? ‘what did he say’? he said what he always says, nothing. milk toast. coulda said orton is my team’s qb. any questions about that should be directed to the head coach.
    amen etc etc

  63. @monropoobah,
    I wasn’t really suggesting anything, I honestly am not aware of his being asked or any answer he might have given. I’m neither a fanatic nor a hater of TT so I tune out media coverage of him when it sends me into TT overload. And the fact is that when TT sneezes there’s media coverage. So I am surprised that his answer, if any, wasn’t some hot media topic either way. Maybe it was and I missed it.

  64. To all the Tebow haters in here or anywhere else, how about getting informed before passing ignorant judgement.
    This kid is a 24 year old virgin and openly admits it. He’s proud of it and good for him. Was I a virgin at that age? Hell knaw, but I’m not him.
    This kid also helped unfortunate children in the Phillippines during his high school spring break. Did I do the same during my high school break? Hell Knaw! I was hunting chucks. Again, I’m not him.
    The moral is that this wonderful kid is different. In a damn good way.
    Does he have designs on the starting qb job? Hell yeah, and he should. He’s a professional, isn’t he? What the hell is wrong with that?!? Is he going to come out and say he’s after the job? No! Can you imagine the scrutiny?
    Give him a break, for goodness sake! With all the bad in this world, how about some wholesomeness, even if you don’t like him.
    He’s a helluva kid. You think pro sports doesn’t need good people?!? Good grief!!
    I’d love for my daughter to bring this kid home, just like his former boss said.
    Give ’em hell, Timmy! Kick ass, son!

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