Tim Tebow was chosen as one of the 100 most influential people by Time magazine, but when the magazine’s event to celebrate the Time 100 took place on Tuesday night, Tebow did not attend, as working out with the Jets was a higher priority.
It says a lot about Tebow’s influence, however, that when an eclectic pair of Time 100 members, Hilary Clinton and Stephen Colbert, were asked to speak, both referenced Tebow.
Clinton’s comments were what you’d expect from a politician, a bland statement about how glad she is that Tebow is in New York. But Colbert was irreverent, sacrilegious and hilarious in his comments about Tebow.
Tebow is not the best player in the NFL by a long shot, but Time was right to name him the most influential. Not many backup quarterbacks are mentioned by the likes of Hilary Clinton and Stephen Colbert.