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Jets want to limit Tebow’s outside endeavors

New York Jets quarterback Tebow reacts as he answers a question while he is introduced at a Jets news conference at the team's training center in Florham Park Reuters

When the Jets traded for Tim Tebow, they added a backup quarterback who can make plays in the Wildcat formation. But they also added the NFL player who inspires passion from those who love him and those who hate him, and who generates more media publicity than any other. And the Jets want to prevent all that publicity from spinning out of their control.

Good luck with that.

Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News reports that the Jets are at work attempting to keep Tebowmania under control.

“NFL sources said the Jets have already decided to limit some of Tebow’s ‘outside’ endeavors, which would include doing a weekly radio spot,” Raissman writes.

But the reality is that a team can’t actually stop a player from doing whatever media appearances he wants to do in his free time. The Jets can urge Tebow not to have his own weekly radio spot, but they don’t get to decide to limit Tebow’s outside endeavors. He’s free to do a weekly radio spot if he wants to do a radio spot.

Tebow, however, is treading carefully, trying to be a team player and trying not to overshadow Mark Sanchez. He said he’s not sure if he’ll ever be a starting quarterback because he knows that publicly, the Jets want to continue to promote Sanchez as their starter — and not to have Sanchez overshadowed by his backup.

At least, until Tebow is no longer Sanchez’s backup.

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  1. deanvernonwormer says: Apr 1, 2012 1:33 PM

    What’s being forgotten here is that Tebow is NOT an NFL caliber quarterback. He’s not even a good backup. If he ever does get to start after two games of 3 and outs they’ll be looking to get him out of there. Wildcat/special teams/fullback “yes” Quarterback “no”. This ain’t no wishbone.

  2. dannymac17 says: Apr 1, 2012 1:35 PM

    Tebow is not excited about this.

  3. nflsucker says: Apr 1, 2012 1:35 PM

    Tebow and Sanchez will both play like junk unless the Jets get them a decent right tackle, a receiver and a running back that anyone fears. Without upgrades, all either would have to say on radio is “at least the turf tastes good”.

  4. nyyjetsknicks says: Apr 1, 2012 1:36 PM

    The Jets should limit all of his endeavors and cut him.

  5. chawk12thman says: Apr 1, 2012 1:39 PM

    April Fools’

  6. nflfollower says: Apr 1, 2012 1:39 PM

    Tebow is being classy defering to sanchez right now. He knows his time will come.

  7. lostsok says: Apr 1, 2012 1:40 PM

    Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends…

  8. jdandcoke says: Apr 1, 2012 1:40 PM

    they wont control their dope of a coach, but they want to put the clamps on a guy like tebow…..yeah, that sounds like the jets.

  9. orlandodawg says: Apr 1, 2012 1:41 PM

    April fools? Cmon the Jets thrive on mania. Now matter what it is. Superbowlguarantee-mania, foot-mania, Hardknocks-mania, the least of their problems should be Jesus-mania.

  10. Mr. Wright 212 says: Apr 1, 2012 1:42 PM

    Yeah RIGHT. They’re ENCOURAGING it.

  11. Wisconsin77 says: Apr 1, 2012 1:48 PM

    That is what the idiot gets for choosing the Jets where he will end up being a mockery instead of Jacksonville where he would have been worshiped. One of the worst mistakes he ever made (which can actually be said for most free agents who chose the Jets).

  12. kgun80 says: Apr 1, 2012 1:50 PM

    Good luck with that .. I may not be a fan of Tebow.. but your not going to limit this kids media exposure.. In NY CITY!!! Haha this just gets better and better.. He’ll either be starting or the Circus will have grown to epic proportions by week 6… This is nothing but Good News for the AFC east and especially my Buffalo Bills

  13. denverdave3 says: Apr 1, 2012 1:52 PM

    This suggestion is ridiculous. Tebow doesn’t need controlled. When he was in Denver he turned down all sorts of endorsements ,including some for seven-figures because he wanted to remain focused on football. It amazes me how many people still don’t get the kid. HE IS NOT LIKE MOST OF THE REST OF US!

  14. jetfanfolife says: Apr 1, 2012 1:54 PM

    …This just in!

    Jets hire Joe Namath as their 3rd back up QB. He will be used as a QB who can actually throw with accuracy.

  15. jenniferxxx says: Apr 1, 2012 1:56 PM

    Quick show of hands … who thinks this will end well?

  16. britt71 says: Apr 1, 2012 1:57 PM

    The Jets need to concentrate on the trouble makers in the locker, not Tebow.

  17. giantrealist says: Apr 1, 2012 1:58 PM

    Limiting his exposure outside the lines is not a solution because it doesn’t address the true cause. Tebowmania is perpetual because his faith generates a war between the good people and the godless. He could live in a closet until 1pm or 430pm on Sundays and still create a stir.

    It isn’t his fault. All Tim is doing is living what he believes. But the haters can’t let that go. There guilt drives them to ridicule him, which in turn makes the good people rush to support him.

    It is an endless cycle.

  18. jumbossportsblog says: Apr 1, 2012 1:59 PM

    Reblogged this on jumbossportsblog.

  19. ezwriter69 says: Apr 1, 2012 2:00 PM

    Are the Jets run by a bunch of women? They marry you knowing full well who you are and then try to change you into someone totally different, too.
    What a fiasco this is going to be…

  20. swagjag says: Apr 1, 2012 2:04 PM

    If the NFL had any power to do such a thing, they would have prevented the Ricky Watters rap song.

  21. buffedwhiteman says: Apr 1, 2012 2:14 PM

    Would you agree with this statement, Tim Tebow is simple-minded.

  22. racksie says: Apr 1, 2012 2:15 PM

    Yeah, Rex is just making sure he knows who the real star is.

  23. canetic says: Apr 1, 2012 2:18 PM

    God will not be pleased.

  24. racksie says: Apr 1, 2012 2:19 PM

    Giant realist: The good and the godless? Shouldn’t you be at bible camp learning how to be more judgmental?

  25. xtutx says: Apr 1, 2012 2:20 PM

    That is why I felt he was un-tradable. I figured GM’s clearly understood the circus that is Tebow. I mean fans get it, how’s come those making bank don’t?

    Tebow unless you were trading to start, is a major MAJOR distraction.

    Even limiting him won’t do, you can’t limit fan hype.

  26. thedetroitsportsfan says: Apr 1, 2012 2:25 PM

    people don’t understand that the broncos would not have made it that far without Tebow the ball in his hands. I’m as annoyed as everybody else with the publicity but he is a good football player, hes not a traditional quarterback but he will continue to improve and win games

  27. sportmentary says: Apr 1, 2012 2:26 PM

    These guys are nuts. Why did they trade for him? It’s OK that every other player opens their mouths in negative manner. It’s OK that their idiot coach does the same thing but lets try and limit Tim Tebow who represents himself, his team and the league in a good light.

  28. CKL says: Apr 1, 2012 2:31 PM

    @giantrealist, I agree that a lot of it isn’t TT’s doing. That said, why not have a simple “suggestion”? Players who aren’t playing in the game have no Jets team media availability and only the starting QB has to go to the podium after a game. Players duck out of the LR all the time to avoid media. I know they have certain mandates but there has to be some way the NYJ can control their share of it to a degree. It won’t stop the outside stuff but it will limit the gameday stuff. And TT would also be wise to do that on his own.

  29. racksie says: Apr 1, 2012 2:33 PM

    Tebow is clearly driven by his ego. Even his supporters have to see that. He craves publicity, and the spotlight. That’s why he chose New York, over Jacksonville. I love how he denied it was his decision to go to New York. When absolutely every other person involved in the deal said it was his decision. Kind of un-christian to lie, don’t you think?

  30. pappert says: Apr 1, 2012 2:35 PM

    tebow was 7 -4 ..

    that is all

  31. andyreiddoublecheeseburger says: Apr 1, 2012 2:36 PM

    The Jests are right- the only endeavor Tebow should be focused on is learning how to throw a football.

  32. chandler1 says: Apr 1, 2012 2:37 PM

    Tebow has the balls to go into the lions den. 95% of you cowards have never been out of your state.

  33. nflanalyst says: Apr 1, 2012 2:40 PM

    Come on jets, let your starting QB do what he wants lol

  34. jonasgrumbyoftx says: Apr 1, 2012 2:41 PM

    It is an unmitigated disaster for any team that has Tebow. Not a good QB. Round the clock distraction.

    Don’t feel sorry for ‘em one bit. They’re the morons that traded for him.

  35. kgun80 says: Apr 1, 2012 2:43 PM

    @thedetroitsportsfan
    Yes.. Tebow got them there.. The D playing at an amazing level didn’t help .. Playing in the AFC West that didn’t help good running back play from Wilis McGahee..that also didn’t help.. It was all Tebow all on his own!! And yes he did win a playoff game…but these people saying he did it on his own are bonkers..

  36. foooolerm says: Apr 1, 2012 2:48 PM

    I never thought I would ever say this but for the first time in my life I really hope the Jets succeed. If they could only include Rex Ryan in the project…..

  37. drewsylvania says: Apr 1, 2012 2:50 PM

    That’s some awesome sauce, chandler.

  38. racksie says: Apr 1, 2012 2:54 PM

    chandler1: I have lived in FIVE different states, and visited at least 40. Plus Canada. You?

  39. panthers34 says: Apr 1, 2012 2:57 PM

    So the Jets arent up on the Constitution?

  40. Spencer says: Apr 1, 2012 2:58 PM

    How many interviews does Tim Tebow really need to do? He feels blessed, humbled, and excited. What more does anyone need to know?

  41. j0esixpack says: Apr 1, 2012 2:59 PM

    Putting a muzzle on Wrecks Ryan should be their top priority

  42. truthhurtstoo says: Apr 1, 2012 3:04 PM

    Are you kidding me? The jests are ALWAYS crazing attention and screaming “look at me… look at me too.”

    I guess that’s what happens when your one and only trip to the Super Bowl was before recorded time ;-)

  43. cuda1234 says: Apr 1, 2012 3:07 PM

    Where does this “team-player” stuff come from? Tebow broke a bunch of rules in HS to avoid playing at the school in his district because they wouldn’t cater to his needs. At UF he undermined Chris Leak as the Gators were winning a national championship. In Denver he undermined Kyle Orton and expected the organization to change everything they do to accommodate him. He has always been like this and will stab Sanchez in the back the way he has every other qb who dared get in his way. There’s a reason he’s the most divisive player in the league.

  44. chandler1 says: Apr 1, 2012 3:15 PM

    racksie – I’ve lived in MN, NY, CA, AZ, TX, AL, FL, WA, Korea, Germany, Iraq, Italy and Columbia. Next question…

  45. emma333 says: Apr 1, 2012 3:18 PM

    spencer says—How many interviews does Tim Tebow really need to do? He feels blessed, humbled, and excited. What more does anyone need to know?

    Oh, and it’s gonna be a lot of fun….

  46. lawyermalloy says: Apr 1, 2012 3:24 PM

    I’m sure his agent is on board with that;NOT!

  47. whodeydaytonchapter says: Apr 1, 2012 3:31 PM

    The Jets don’t have the right to make him change who he is. They knew who he was, they asked for him, now they got him.

  48. gmen4trophies says: Apr 1, 2012 3:40 PM

    The old we intend to limit our press stunt from seeking more press so the public doesn’t conclude that Woody-boy’s football enterprise isn’t a complete yap-a-thon joke. Nicely done.

  49. sportmentary says: Apr 1, 2012 3:42 PM

    @whodeydaytonchapter The funny thing is that the Jets have no clue what they did, who they traded for or what to do with him. They’re clueless.

  50. scubasteve4930 says: Apr 1, 2012 3:54 PM

    so they want to limit what tebow does outside of the nfl but dont say anything about sanchez?? If sanchez wasnt modeling for GQ he might be able to throw the ball more than 10 yards

  51. mikeinwisconsin says: Apr 1, 2012 3:59 PM

    I think Tim knows he not going to make much money at football so why not make as much as you can while the spotlight is “STILL BRIGHT!”

  52. cuda1234 says: Apr 1, 2012 4:05 PM

    It could be worse, he could have signed up to parade around in his underwear……….

  53. doctorfootball says: Apr 1, 2012 4:07 PM

    The Jets asked for Tebow mania when they traded for him. Now, they’re trying to calm Tebowmania? You can’t have it both ways. The Jets asked for this. Deal with it. You made your bed.

  54. vikingsinla says: Apr 1, 2012 4:14 PM

    Elway and Co knew what they had: a player with immense popularity and a minimal NFL skill-set. He was wise to rid the team of the problem of Tebow, since benching him for his terrible play would have sent Tebow’s followers into crusade-mode.

  55. bleedgreen11 says: Apr 1, 2012 4:25 PM

    Y’all actually think he WANTED to go to NY? No, he didn’t. The broncos made that decision, and Tebow kindly and stupidly played into their hands saying that he wanted to go there.

    If he went where he wanted to go, he would be starting in J’ville.

  56. racksie says: Apr 1, 2012 4:27 PM

    chandler: I’m calling B.S. But your sense of superiority is, well, admirable. And I’ll wait for your claims of service, and all the stuff that goes with it. That people who have served, never do.

  57. wolfiewolfgang says: Apr 1, 2012 4:33 PM

    Having Tebow on your team is like having a high-maintenance girlfriend who also happens to be unattractive. If she was really hot you kind of expect it, not hot at all you don’t put up with it. Now add in that she says all the right things to your mom but doesn’t put out for you and I got to ask WTF?
    What’s my point?
    Tebow is an ugly girl who is high-maintenance that doesn’t put-out but my mom likes. Yeah, I said it!
    That theory makes as much sense as any other put forth as to why the lowest rated QB in the league gets this much attention.
    Sincerely,
    Chris Weinke

  58. stevenfbrackett says: Apr 1, 2012 4:35 PM

    This is the first smart thing the Jets have done in regards to Tebow. Too bad it has no chance of working.

  59. crusty14 says: Apr 1, 2012 4:52 PM

    What I want to know is who the hell cares where anyone on here has lived or what states and countries they have visited?

    Does it make you superior if you’ve been to Kentucky ?

  60. trojan33sc says: Apr 1, 2012 4:53 PM

    just going to sit back and wait for Sanchez’s first 3 pick game then all hell will break loose………….

  61. rcali says: Apr 1, 2012 4:56 PM

    I wish the Jets would limit Sanchez doing photo shoots with his tight white pants and black tank tops.

  62. dellis07 says: Apr 1, 2012 4:57 PM

    Jets have the two best backup QB’s in the league

  63. rangersleadtheway says: Apr 1, 2012 4:59 PM

    Chandler stop.. Clearly you werent infantry. Real soldiers don’t boast about the “travel benefit” of the military, let alone on PFT.. But I’m sure you think you deserve a round of applause for mentioning it here and for being probably a 92 whiskey….

    Thanks for keeping our water clean while we do the real fighting. Shouldn’t even mention Iraq– Iraq on a FOB is not Iraq.. Heard Italy was nice though.

  64. mjkelly77 says: Apr 1, 2012 5:02 PM

    Tebow, however, is treading carefully, trying to be a team player and trying not to overshadow Mark Sanchez.
    _________________

    All Sanchez has to do is go out with more high school girls. He’ll get all the additional publicity he could ask for.

  65. mjkelly77 says: Apr 1, 2012 5:03 PM

    Does Tebow still go with that beautiful woman with the big rack? If so, he’d better keep her under wraps or the NY media will be all over that.

  66. bluefan204 says: Apr 1, 2012 5:12 PM

    Oh please…

    The ONLY reason the Jests picked him up was to generate more hype and keep their pathetic franchise in the headlines. The fact that they’re claiming that they want to keep his exposure limited is nothing but bull$@%&.

    Guess what, Jests? The real Kings of NY will unveil their rings this month. Keep dreaming that it may be you one of these decades, as that hype machine keeps churning…

  67. jonasgrumbyoftx says: Apr 1, 2012 5:30 PM

    God I can’t wait til Teboe retires. I’m already as sick of hearing about him as I got of whats-his-name’s” “retirement” BS.

  68. plymkr88 says: Apr 1, 2012 5:31 PM

    deanvernonwormer;

    Could not have said it better. Been watching football for 30 years I have seen so many ” one hit” wonders (true none as polarizing as Teblow). In two years this guy will be all but forgotten. Those $99 jerseys will be going go $9.99.

  69. jaypace says: Apr 1, 2012 5:40 PM

    Cuda1234. According to you tebow undermines everyone. Keep in mind he was recruited to uf because he was the number one qb recruit and urb wanted him to run the spread which he did very well. Kyle Orton couldn’t lead any team to anything but tebow is undermining all these guys. Get it together man. remember all those records he broke in college. Remember last year him taking a 1-4 team to the playoffs. Some of you that give tebow zero credit are as dumb as people that give him all the credit.

  70. exhibits5 says: Apr 1, 2012 5:59 PM

    renowned will be the jets starting QB by week 4 . Sanchez will crumble. by week 3. tebow will lead the jets to theAFC championship game against. peyton Manning’s. Denver broncos. jets. will win 34 to 10.!!!!!!!!!!

  71. billsfan27 says: Apr 1, 2012 6:09 PM

    Rex “Meg” Ryan: “We will in no way support Tim’s decision to star in the remake of Tootsie.”

  72. brutus9448 says: Apr 1, 2012 6:14 PM

    sanchez will be back up by the 3rd game.

  73. kacapaco says: Apr 1, 2012 6:22 PM

    All Tim does is tell he is back up, he will play whatever role his coach want him to play and live his own life. All the rest are junkie haters who are redirecting their life misery on him.

  74. randygnyc says: Apr 1, 2012 6:34 PM

    Not gonna be hard for Tebow to crush the spirit of Sanchez. After all, mark is the only NFL player with a v@gina.

  75. thousandcasts says: Apr 1, 2012 6:36 PM

    Forget global warming, the only thing I want is a world where Tim Tebow doesn’t have a microphone in his face. If he was just seen and not heard, it wouldn’t be a problem.

  76. cuda1234 says: Apr 1, 2012 7:03 PM

    Jaypace –

    Tebow has undermined the players around him everywhere he’s been – I didn’t realize there were still people disputing that. He will only go to Neace HS IF they change the offense and make him the starter. He will only go to UF IF Urb changes the offense and makes him the starter. He will participate in Denver IF they change the offense and make him the starter. The record is pretty clear and I think we all know what will happen with the Jets.

    And if you want to talk about winning, his ONE championship as a starter at UF is nothing special and his record in the NFL is worse than Sanchez (and most everyone else in the league over the last two years).

    So what is your point, other than blind love?

  77. axtionsaxon says: Apr 1, 2012 7:28 PM

    Tebow went to the playoffs last year… walking right over the NY Jets to get there.

    He’ll be fine.

  78. wewantmoretebowandfavrearticles says: Apr 1, 2012 7:57 PM

    Yeah, I agree with the Jets. Tim Tebow’s philanthropy and community service has spiraled out of control. If he helps too many veterans and children out then he’ll make Mark Sanchez look bad. Tim Tebow is a locker room cancer and a menace to society and needs to cut this out right now.

  79. chandler1 says: Apr 1, 2012 8:11 PM

    racksie says – I never said anything about being in the service, just where I lived and worked. Obviously, you’re one of those posters from your mom’s basement that never served and is feeling less than a man for not doing so.

    rangersleadtheway – I never boasted about travelling as a military benefit, clueless. Stop reading into my posts. You’re right, I wasn’t infantry. Only rejects and morons with low scores became grunts when I was in. And look who is boasting with a military title. Now, we know you never served, ya leg.

  80. racksie says: Apr 1, 2012 9:44 PM

    chandler: Ahh, but you did just claim service.

    “You’re right, I wasn’t infantry. Only rejects and morons with low scores became grunts when I was in.”

    So we were right.

    So you conveniently worked in war zones, or places with military bases? Hmmm. You know this is illegal, right?

  81. kgun80 says: Apr 1, 2012 11:37 PM

    Enough .. Raiders.. Chargers..Chiefs!! He won a division at 8-8.. He beat a hobbled Steelers team..hes in a real division now. He beat nobody!!! He is not an NFL caliber starter he may be someday but not any time soon. Till then he is a gimmick!! I can’t wait till the Jets realize Sanchez sucks and they put Tebow in and all the Tebowites have to make excuses for him sucking too. You have till at the earliest October…here I’ll give you a head start
    1. The line sucks
    2. No receivers
    3. The Defense played badly
    … Blah blah blah ..
    Bottom line hit me up in November with his below 50% accuracy and why he could have succeeded !! This is the NFL NOT THE SEC .., this is a PASSING LEAGUE !

  82. all32 says: Apr 2, 2012 12:34 AM

    Football fans want to limit the “Jets” outside endeavors…

  83. djaehne says: Apr 2, 2012 2:37 AM

    Sanchez is not a popular nor very good QB.
    Tebow is popular.

  84. effjohntaylornorelation says: Apr 2, 2012 6:17 AM

    He needs to bleach his holy teeth

  85. canesgiants says: Apr 2, 2012 10:39 AM

    they can limit tebows availability all they want but when the reporters are asking sancehz about tebow everyday its goin to wear on them.

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