The big news from New York on Wednesday came from comments made regarding the most popular non-starting quarterback in league history.
“He’s terrible,” said an unnamed starter from the same defense that Tim Tebow gashed for a 95-yard, game-winning drive 52 weeks ago tomorrow.
Tebow understandably was disappointed by the situation. Per Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, Tebow admitted Wednesday to “some frustration and I guess some sadness” regarding the situation.
“This is something I can’t control,” Tebow said. “I can control my attitude, my effort and my work ethic. Those are things that will never change based on what anybody says.”
In the end, Tebow essentially retreated to what has become his mantra in the face of the so-called haters: ‘Preciate that.
“It’s never fun to hear criticism,” Tebow said. “At the same time, it’s something I’ve always used as motivation. You try to get stronger from it.”
Tebow can try all he wants, but he’ll never become good enough in the eyes of many. And it’s no surprise that he’s regarded as “terrible” in practice with the Jets. He was “terrible” in practice with the Broncos, where he was at one point fourth on the depth chart. He was “terrible” in practice at the University of Florida. But he has shown an ability to get it together on game day — when he plays.
He hasn’t played much this year, and when he has it’s been in spurts. Thus, he has yet to do anything during a game that would prompt teammates to realize that he’s anything but a “terrible” quarterback.
And he likely never will. Which makes us wonder why the Jets are even bothering to keep him on the roster.This video is no longer available. Click here to watch more NBC Sports videos!