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Tebow upset he never started this year, hopeful for next year

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Jets quarterback Tim Tebow has acknowledged that he was upset when he learned last week that he had been bypassed on the depth chart by Greg McElroy. Now Tebow says his goal now is to become a good quarterback — somewhere — in 2013.

Tebow told ESPN’s Adam Schefter he is “more determined than ever to dedicate my entire off-season to becoming the best quarterback I can be next season.”

Regarding the ESPNNewYork.com report that Tebow told Jets coach Rex Ryan he didn’t want to play in the Wildcat after he was informed that McElroy would start in place of the benched Mark Sanchez, Tebow admitted that he was upset, and he expressed his displeasure to Ryan. Schefter’s report does not specify, however, whether Tebow flat-out refused to play in the Wildcat when he found out on Tuesday that McElroy was starting, or whether Tebow merely said he was unhappy that he wasn’t getting the opportunity to start.

Whatever transpired between Tebow and Ryan, Tebow did tell Schefter that on Friday he told Ryan that he was willing to do whatever it took to help the team win. By that time, the Jets had been planning to use receiver Jeremy Kerley in the Wildcat role, and that’s what they did in Sunday’s game against the Chargers.

The fact that Tebow even had to express to Ryan that he was willing to do anything to help the team win is telling. If a player is conducting himself the right way, it should go without saying that he is willing to do whatever he has to do to help his team win. If the Jets’ coaches needed to be reassured that Tebow was willing to do whatever he had to do to help the team win, that strongly suggests that Tebow isn’t quite the humble, hard-working player that he tries to portray himself as. The job of a football player is to play football the way his coaches tell him to play. It doesn’t matter if Tebow thinks he deserves to start ahead of McElroy. The Jets’ coaches decided that McElroy was the starter for Sunday’s game, and Tebow’s job was to support the team in whatever role the coaches told him to play.

If Tebow ever expressed anything other than a firm commitment to doing whatever the coaches asked him to do, then he’s no better than Santonio Holmes, who was widely ripped last year for being a destructive force in the Jets’ locker room. Holmes was pilloried all offseason for the way he acted at the end of the Jets’ season in 2011. If Tebow is acting the same way at the end of the Jets’ season in 2012, he deserves the same scorn.

As for Tebow’s ambitions of being a starter next year, well, good luck with that. There is exactly one NFL team that might be willing to give Tebow a shot, and that team — Jacksonville — would be willing to give him a shot for business reasons, not for football reasons. Tebow is desired in Jacksonville because he’s viewed as a good guy, not a good football player. And the news of the last 24 hours suggests that he’s actually not that good a guy.

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93 Responses to “Tebow upset he never started this year, hopeful for next year”
  1. filthymcnasty1 says: Dec 24, 2012 11:52 AM

    Tebow needs to start – working on his post NFL career.

  2. djstat says: Dec 24, 2012 11:52 AM

    What a disgrace. Earn your playing time. Then you ask out because your bitter? How come his character is not being questioned? His is a piece of garbage.

  3. duni423 says: Dec 24, 2012 11:54 AM

    Just another PHONY hiding behind religion.

  4. baconandvodka says: Dec 24, 2012 11:55 AM

    Used to live in Jacksonville Beach and the way they ride the jock of Tebow is comical. This guy can do no wrong in Jax. He will be in the NFL for one or two more years then CFL time. He should be ok there.

  5. logicalvoicesays says: Dec 24, 2012 11:55 AM

    It’s a sin to hold in bad feelings.

  6. bears47 says: Dec 24, 2012 11:56 AM

    This seems like a hell of a lot of speculation here. Seriously, you took one quote from Tim and manipulated it into this huge story that really isn’t there. Even if he was disappointed, why wouldn’t he be? He got passed over because Rex Ryan is too afraid for what would happen if Tebow actually started winning games. The Jets are the the one’s to blame in this whole mess, not Tebow.

  7. mathomp3 says: Dec 24, 2012 11:56 AM

    If Tebow implodes, does the same happen to ESPN? That would make this a truly merry Christmas!

  8. jimbo75025 says: Dec 24, 2012 11:56 AM

    I am far from a Tebow fan and there is one huge problem with this entire “leak”. Tebow was on the active 53 man roster. Even rex Ryan would not be dumb enough to activate a player who he knew he was not going to play.

  9. geo1113 says: Dec 24, 2012 11:56 AM

    djstat says:
    Dec 24, 2012 11:52 AM
    What a disgrace. Earn your playing time. Then you ask out because your bitter? How come his character is not being questioned? His is a piece of garbage.

    ———————-

    So you have never been pissed of and said something in the heat of the moment????

  10. taintedsaints2009 says: Dec 24, 2012 11:57 AM

    That last sentence really shows how sensitive the writers on this site truly are.

    The nerve of a guy to be UPSET that he was passed over for a job he thought he had earned. Oh, and to voice those frustrations upfront with the coaches? Who does that?!

    Yeah, he must not be a good guy…that’s the conclusion anybody would make!

  11. skinsgal4life says: Dec 24, 2012 11:58 AM

    I’ve had enough Tebow to last me the rest of my life. Good riddance!

  12. bobhpine says: Dec 24, 2012 12:01 PM

    A good Christian plays in the wildcat after being passed over for Greg McIlroy. What happened to the ultimate competitor who puts the team first? What a fraud.

  13. savojah says: Dec 24, 2012 12:02 PM

    Everyman has their breaking point. And he’s been all about team the whole year. Been embarrassed in the stupid wildcat. Every person would be upset in the same situation.

  14. teal379 says: Dec 24, 2012 12:02 PM

    Tebow told ESPN’s Adam Schefter he is “more determined than ever to dedicate my entire off-season to becoming the best quarterback I can be next season.”

    What if you’ve already peaked? Maybe you ARE the best QB you can be and right now, that’s not good enough.

    You’ve been in the league 3 years and haven’t progressed at ALL when it comes to mechanics and pocket presence.

    The humility you show isn’t fooling people. You obviously either think you know better than the coaches and scouts in the NFL who have said you need to change things or are incapable of doing so – either way it spells “Tim Tebow is not an NFL QB”.

    Go ahead and go to JAX – the fans want you there, they want to see you win but you’re not going to win. That JAX team doesn’t have the D that Denver had – the one that helped that team win more than most would like to admit.

  15. lsuzilla says: Dec 24, 2012 12:02 PM

    Tebow was never given a chance as a Jet. Even the most anti-Tebow fans would have to admit that.

  16. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Dec 24, 2012 12:03 PM

    Tebow has a right to be upset. Not like the Jets were getting it done on offense with Sanchez. He deserved a shot.

  17. moneey31 says: Dec 24, 2012 12:03 PM

    the jets are the most inept front office in the nfl . Tebow said what he should have said. he was brought there to be a “backup” and every time he should have been inserted into the game, he was passed over. Rex knew if he put Tebow in and he succeeded, it would make him look like a bad coach for not doing it earlier in the season..they did Tebow wrong. he has every right to be outraged.

  18. jamiemessmer says: Dec 24, 2012 12:04 PM

    Tebow wins games. Hate as you might the record speaks for itself.

  19. gpatrick15 says: Dec 24, 2012 12:04 PM

    Anyone else find it funny that Tebow is upset about being passed over in favor of McElroy, when last season it was Quinn who was passed over for Tebow? Now he should know how it feels. It wasn’t fair then that Tebow got a chance and Quinn didn’t, and it isn’t fair to Tebow now, but those are the circumstances and all of a sudden he’s upset.

    Honestly, I think Tebow should have gotten the start instead of McElroy, if only for one game. Let the team see what he could do. It’s bad enough the whole team was against him, making snide, anonymous remarks to the media. The Jets never backed him, so it should be no surprise, to the fans and to Tebow, that he was passed over. The Jets are a circus, and Tebow should welcome his exit with open arms.

  20. superputman says: Dec 24, 2012 12:05 PM

    I really hope Ralph Wilson’s dementia doesn’t cause him to buy into the Tebow hype. I think Buffalo will end up playing Jax next year, so that is an acceptable place for him to start.

  21. superputman says: Dec 24, 2012 12:07 PM

    moneey31 – False. If Rex made the playoffs then locks in his job for next season. If Tebow was soooo great, wouldn’t he have done that sometime around week 8??

  22. nunezmc says: Dec 24, 2012 12:08 PM

    “The fact that Tebow even had to express to Ryan that he was willing to do anything to help the team win is telling. If a player is conducting himself the right way, it should go without saying that he is willing to do whatever he has to do to help his team win. If the Jets’ coaches needed to be reassured that Tebow was willing to do whatever he had to do to help the team win, that strongly suggests that Tebow isn’t quite the humble, hard-working player that he tries to portray himself as.”

    ————

    I believe this to be a logical fallacy. What I think is more telling about his character is the fact that he is speaking out at all about his disappointment. Honestly, though, I saw this coming. The Jets are a mess.

  23. jiggy3198 says: Dec 24, 2012 12:09 PM

    Not a fan of Tebow but Rex was afraid of what would happen if Tebow was successful. He’d look like a fool. He should be fired any way. He’s a joke and so is the entire jets organization.

  24. idriveamoped says: Dec 24, 2012 12:09 PM

    I dont mind tebow one way or another, but common how funny would it be if he went to the jags and he started winning again?

  25. comeonnowguys says: Dec 24, 2012 12:11 PM

    It’s never to early for “We told you so.”

    The roadside is littered with successful college QBs who weren’t good enough to succeed in the NFL. There’s nothing wrong with that.

  26. ogre2010 says: Dec 24, 2012 12:12 PM

    What I notice a lot is when a Holmes, T.O, Ochocinco or Moss acts up, they add horrible people in the locker room. But when it’s someone we like, it’s everyone else fault!!!

  27. bradygirl12 says: Dec 24, 2012 12:12 PM

    I don’t blame Tebow for being frustrated. Sanchez deserved to be benched many games ago,and Tebow deserved a chance,at least. Not saying he is any better,but what could it have hurt to give him a shot? Hard for him to be much worse than Sanchez. Ryan should be canned for this joke of a team he fielded this season. I think you can almost count the TD’s they scored this year on one hand. Pathetic.

  28. Max says: Dec 24, 2012 12:12 PM

    Love how some guys on here are trying to make Tebow out to be an awful guy! Listen to yourselves, you sound like idiots. You just can’t wait to tear down anyone to make your lives seem better.

  29. lilrob10201 says: Dec 24, 2012 12:12 PM

    Well,Tebow will also be upset next year,because he won’t start next year either.

  30. rickmcpherson says: Dec 24, 2012 12:14 PM

    While I admire his aspirations toward becoming a better quarterback in the off-season, he’s pigeon-holing himself to where only a few teams (maybe just one – Jacksonville) will be interested. Maybe that’s his plan anyway.

    If he were to say he’s open to playing any position on the field to help a team win, there’d be a lot more interest. I’m not a fan of this guy at all, but I still think he does have potential as a fullback or H-back type.

  31. illegalact says: Dec 24, 2012 12:15 PM

    The reason Tebow never got to start is because they never tried to design the kind of offense that would be conducive to his skillset! There is no need for him to play games the Jets don’t know how to evaluate talent, don’t make proper use of their players, can’t scheme, don’t know the right coaches to hire, and basically are clueless! Not even Manning could run the excuse of offensive plays that being run in NY!

  32. taintedsaints2009 says: Dec 24, 2012 12:15 PM

    I don’t understand tebow, though. Why would THIS make him more determined than ever? He should have been maxed out on determination after he was drafted. What has he been doing the last three years in the offseason? Clearly, he isn’t working on becoming a pocket passer. Does he really think a team will adopt his style of play like denver did, again?

    He has access to professionals that can help him. Why not go to them? Lifting a bunch of weights and flipping tires isn’t going to make you a better passer. Somebody needs to coach this kid instead of coddle him.

  33. jetzman says: Dec 24, 2012 12:15 PM

    He could possibly start at Jaxville U. Will never be an NFL starter….

  34. ghostofgilchrist says: Dec 24, 2012 12:17 PM

    Reminds me of the old “Oh God” movies…

    Kid: Why doesn’t God answer my prayers?
    George Burns: God answers all of your prayers. Sometimes the answer is no.

  35. jameslongstaffe says: Dec 24, 2012 12:17 PM

    I think that is a little harsh, without ever having an opportunity to play, be careful with your judgements. Rex Ryan made no effort, & Tebow is a competitive person like most players. The NY Jets are more like a circus, and Rex Ryan is the ringleader.

  36. hoodheisman says: Dec 24, 2012 12:20 PM

    Maybe if the Jets were actually winning football games, then this piece of garbage article would have merit. But the Jets are losing ugly. Everybody in that locker room better be upset, especially the guys who are getting passed up for replacements that aren’t getting it done. I have more respect for a guy who calls out a head coach for losing consistently than a “team guy” who just sits back and says nothing.

  37. teal379 says: Dec 24, 2012 12:23 PM

    “Tebow didn’t get a chance to play!”

    NFL teams are FULL of 2nd and third string guys and practice squad guys who “never got a chance to play” and each and every one of them were “winners” in college. They may have even won some games as a starter in the NFL but I don’t see the gnashing of teeth and wringing of hand because
    Tyler Thigpen hasn’t been getting a shot or because Charlie Whitehurst hasn’t been given a chance to play…

    After all – they all went to their respective teams to contribute and play – where’s the outrage for them? /sarc

  38. steelers4385 says: Dec 24, 2012 12:28 PM

    You know…not for nothing…the isnt a qb..but i admire is determination. He did lead his team to the playoffs and win a game. Sanchez did not. Sanchez benefited from a outstanding defense at the time. Give the a shot. Thats a slap in the face to let that other garbage qb start. I mean atleast Tebow has the experience. Hope it works out for him because he is a good teamate and great motivator if nothing else

  39. Fan On Fire_Maurice Barksdale says: Dec 24, 2012 12:30 PM

    So Tim Tebow isn’t cooperating any more with Rex Ryan’s season long scheme of finding any way he could to prevent Tebow from starting. What difference does any of this make now?

    If anyone was disingenuous in this whole fiasco it was Rex Ryan. Obviously Ryan wanted nothing to do with Tebow from the very beginning. So why sugar coat the truth now?

    Ryan sacrificed his team’s shot at the playoffs by not benching Sanchez sooner. And the only reason he stuck with Sanchez as long as he did, was because he didn’t want to start Tebow.

    If you know your boss is playing you for a fool, why continue to play along with the charade? I’m sure several other players around the NFL had conversations with coaches about being disappointed with their roles on the team this week as well. But only Tebow will be criticized for it, that is if it actually even happened.

    And I still don’t understand why Tebow or any other NFL player for that matter should be ridiculed for wanting to be a starter? Even if it doesn’t happen, why should anybody be criticized for aspiring to be the best they can be?

  40. moneey31 says: Dec 24, 2012 12:30 PM

    superputman says:Dec 24, 2012 12:07 PM

    moneey31 – False. If Rex made the playoffs then locks in his job for next season. If Tebow was soooo great, wouldn’t he have done that sometime around week 8??
    ——————————————————Yea we see how well that worked out for RR. Sanchez threw 4 ints and cost them the season/ possibly his job and then the next week McElroy got sacked 11 times. Hell, at least Tebow is athletic enough to turn those sacks into positive rushing yards. I’d rather win ugly than lose. Rex was stubburn and he deserved the L. Tebow proved in Denver, when partnered with a good run game and a good defense, he can succeed as a starting NFL quarterback. He doesnt have to be Manning or Brady! All he has to do is be an efficient game manager that can move the chains, hit they necessary passes when the box is stacked against the run, and not turn the ball over. Alex Smith was someone who came into the league doing the same thing, and he eventually matured into a descent starting QB. My whole argument is that they knew what they were getting when they traded for Tebow, so why even bring that circus to town if you dont even plan on taking advantage of it?

  41. 72fish says: Dec 24, 2012 12:39 PM

    Hats off to Tim…glad he did not start this year as not one single thing can be blamed on him. Last team he started for at least made the playoffs. This kid has never had a “real” chance since his NFL career. Horse teeth Elway never gave him any praise in Denver and Ryan is probably the worst coach in the NFL. I wish he would have gone witht the Patriots as they know how to groom players and develop whatever skills they may or may not have…

  42. denverhighrize says: Dec 24, 2012 12:39 PM

    To compare Tebow to Holmes is not linear in comparison. Holmes has a history of being cancerous for a team while Tebow has been the complete opposite. For Tebow to be upset with this season really seems human and it’s actually nice to see him show some emotion outside of the expected”Golly Gee” that he usually demonstrates.

    Fact: The Jets are a mess and the managing of personalities has been a failure.

  43. dolphins512 says: Dec 24, 2012 12:43 PM

    Who knows what the conversation was all about or how it went down. The Jets have been screwing up the Tebow thing all year…so why stop now.

    Also, if Tebow starts and wins the last two games…how does that make Rex look? Think about it….

  44. hehateme2 says: Dec 24, 2012 12:45 PM

    Only the jets would find themselves more interested in chasing headlines than winning.
    Hey Woody, how those PSL’s going to sell now?

    No wonder they are in this mess up to their eyeballs.

  45. 1winningdrive says: Dec 24, 2012 12:47 PM

    all he would have to do to help his team win would be to line up at running back

  46. commonsensedude says: Dec 24, 2012 12:47 PM

    I think it is pretty ridiculous to bash Tebow MORE than the completely inept, circus-like and drama queen Jets management. The locker room is chaos. The coach is a comic sidekick. The players gossip and back bite like a middle school cheerleading squad. I don’t blame Tebow for yelling “Jane, stop this crazy thing.”

    Tebow is also usually turned into a proxy war over people’s feelings about Christianity. For some people, Tebow could do nothing right no matter what he did, said or, for that matter, how he played. Get over it, folks. Same thing to Merrill Hoge, whose entire purpose in life seems to be to constantly rip Tebow. Obsess about something else for a while – you’ll all feel better.

  47. effjohntaylornorelation says: Dec 24, 2012 12:52 PM

    Tebow has always tried to hide who he is and self serving he is by repeating the same things; I am a hard worker, I try my best, I paradise god. NONE of that makes you a good player. I may move out of Florida when he runs for public office.

  48. dontlikecravens says: Dec 24, 2012 12:54 PM

    I don’t suppose he ever considered that maybe God is trying to tell him something. The bigger his ego gets, the less football relevancy he has. Hmmm.

  49. clu1perceiver says: Dec 24, 2012 12:55 PM

    To get on the field as QB, TT needs to recognize the fact that what he does in practice has to improve. The way it is now any organization that gets Tebow has to change its’ hole offensive structure to suit his unorthodox skill set. Tebow must change, either his wish to be a NFL QB or his reluctance to make the sacrifices to become one.

  50. nyjalleffingday says: Dec 24, 2012 12:57 PM

    The Jets are only to blame for this because they were the ones dumb enough to trade for him. Tebow isn’t playing because of his rabid weirdo fans.

    Rex and co. are at least smart enough to know what happens if Tebow wins a game. The media and the Church of Tebow go crazy calling for him to start, and everybody knows that Tim Tebow isn’t the Jets long term answer at quarterback. Rex and the Jets want to find a franchise QB and that’s what they’re going to do, Tebow and the loons only get in the way of that.

  51. jimsjam33 says: Dec 24, 2012 1:09 PM

    What a bunch of hypocrites . Attack the man’s religion because he wants to start and play . Losers .
    Excuse me but Tebow did take the Bronco’s to the playoffs last season and actually beat a good Pittsburgh team in the play-offs . The bottom line is that he can’t progress if he doesn’t play . Mark Sanchez was terrible this year and McElroy is a young buck with no experience and he played that way Sunday .
    Jets. do Tebow a favor and trade him to Jacksonville. Your mangement and coaches were not honest with Tebow and showed your distain for him . You deserve what you got . Alosing awfyl season !

  52. buckeyes2587 says: Dec 24, 2012 1:11 PM

    The fact that your comparing Tebow to bad locker room guys is idiotic in itself. It’s pretty telling when the hardest working player has to inform the Jets HC that he is willing to help the team win. When a guy like Tebow has to come to you and say that you must not be doing a good job as a head coach. I mean really us a 3rd string QB
    Over Tebow? By the way Jacksonville has a good defense and once they get Tebow with jones drew it will be a awesome offense. The draft will be defense for the jags.

  53. akshunj says: Dec 24, 2012 1:18 PM

    Tebow took a mediocre Broncos team to the playoffs, but wasn’t even good enough to get a single start for the Jets? Something was wrong there…

  54. mtheparrothead says: Dec 24, 2012 1:21 PM

    Um, no the jags fans do not want him here. Only delusional gator fans clinging to their jorts are hoping for this.

  55. MyTeamsAllStink says: Dec 24, 2012 1:25 PM

    Switch to TE or fullback Tebow and then you’ll get your playing time.

  56. jagsfan1 says: Dec 24, 2012 1:31 PM

    and Cleveland

  57. fissels says: Dec 24, 2012 1:34 PM

    Would everybody stop with all the Tebow scrutiny!

  58. ravensfan996 says: Dec 24, 2012 1:36 PM

    Hey, Tim, here’s a news flash; you’re not a QB!!!! You may be a great guy, you are a pretty good football player, but you’re not a QB!!!!! And if you want to know why, look at your college coach!!!! Had he tried to help with that delivery, worked on your passing skills, instead of just worrying about HIS success (Meyers), then maybe you would have been a decent QB, but he didn’t, and you aren’t, and I think its too late to try to re-work your mechanics, and accuracy. Sorry kid.

  59. cmdrsmooth says: Dec 24, 2012 1:36 PM

    Rex lost the respect from his team when he dressed Tebow.

    I think the team quit on Rex. 11 sacks is proof they quit.

  60. alstottwastheman says: Dec 24, 2012 1:48 PM

    Players get ripped for complaining to the media and not discussing problems with the coaching staff. Tebow tells the coaching staff what he thinks and it’s an issue? Sounds like the media is blaming him for the the media leaking a conversation that wasn’t meant for the media.

  61. shackdelrio says: Dec 24, 2012 1:49 PM

    “akshunj says:
    Dec 24, 2012 1:18 PM
    Tebow took a mediocre Broncos team to the playoffs, but wasn’t even good enough to get a single start for the Jets? Something was wrong there…”

    The mediocre team that, with Peyton Manning at QB, hasn’t lost in two months? The mediocre team that is on the brink of homefield advantage? That mediocre team?

  62. j0esixpack says: Dec 24, 2012 1:50 PM

    I’m with Tebow on this.

    The Jets never gave him a legitimate shot even when Sanchez was stinkin’ up the joint

    Now, when he knows he needs to find a new team, why risk injury on a trick play in a meaningless game. Sanchez sucks – he deserved a shot. They won’t give it to him now out of fear he will prove them wrong.

    Don’t risk injury for a team like the Jets.

  63. legeisyaj says: Dec 24, 2012 1:50 PM

    Quite a twisted formation of logic in that “article”.

  64. ravensfan8780 says: Dec 24, 2012 1:51 PM

    Tim Tebow doesn’t have a right to be upset It’s been reported many times he doesn’t practice well.

    So he went 7-4 as a starter last season and won a playoff game. Let’s not forget though the breaks that had to bounce for a lot of those wins. Let’s also not forget that the Broncos lost their last 3 games of the regular season and still took a weak AFC West at 8-8.

    If Tebow was deserving of a starting qb job he would have earned it. Look at the same Denver team with Manning, about to lock up a first round bye, Decker and Thomas are having career years. Broncos look like a complete team now and the only thing that changed was qb, hell even Knoshown Moreno is looking and running better now in Denver.

    Tebow should be thankful he’s even getting a shot in the NFL as a qb, there have been other college qb’s who ran option offense in college and never even sniffed the NFL as a qb or the NFL at all.

  65. chief67 says: Dec 24, 2012 1:55 PM

    John Fox was able to figure a way to win with Tebow , even a playoff game …

  66. mgavin78 says: Dec 24, 2012 2:09 PM

    Go jags!!!

  67. shackdelrio says: Dec 24, 2012 2:09 PM

    “chief67 says:
    Dec 24, 2012 1:55 PM
    John Fox was able to figure a way to win with Tebow , even a playoff game …”

    TJ Yates also won a playoff game last year.

  68. dolphins512 says: Dec 24, 2012 2:19 PM

    clu1perceiver says:Dec 24, 2012 12:55 PM

    To get on the field as QB, TT needs to recognize the fact that what he does in practice has to improve.
    ________________________________

    By this logic….Mark Sanchez would have looked awesome in practice and then folded like a cheap tent when the pressure of a game started. Some guys practice well and others don’t…..obviously, this theory isn’t a one size fits all.

    The larger problem is that there is an entire fan base (Jets fans) that will never know what Tebow could have done if he was given a chance….or even used properly in some type of hybrid role.

  69. metalhead65 says: Dec 24, 2012 2:19 PM

    let me get this straight. the guy you hammer for being M.r respectful for saying and doing all the right things finally has enough of being used and stands up for himself and you still hammer him? yeah no bias on yours or pft against Tebow is there?

  70. dolphins512 says: Dec 24, 2012 2:21 PM

    ravensfan8780 says:Dec 24, 2012 1:51 PM

    Tim Tebow doesn’t have a right to be upset It’s been reported many times he doesn’t practice well.

    So he went 7-4 as a starter last season and won a playoff game. Let’s not forget though the breaks that had to bounce for a lot of those wins. Let’s also not forget that the Broncos lost their last 3 games of the regular season and still took a weak AFC West at 8-8.

    If Tebow was deserving of a starting qb job he would have earned it. Look at the same Denver team with Manning, about to lock up a first round bye, Decker and Thomas are having career years. Broncos look like a complete team now and the only thing that changed was qb, hell even Knoshown Moreno is looking and running better now in Denver.

    Tebow should be thankful he’s even getting a shot in the NFL as a qb, there have been other college qb’s who ran option offense in college and never even sniffed the NFL as a qb or the NFL at all.
    _______________________________

    Your making the wrong comparison. Nobody is comparing Tebow to Manning….they are comparing Tebow to Sanchez.

    Also, I hear Sanchez practiced pretty well. So theory is kind of out the window since he was terrible once the games started.

  71. latenightroach says: Dec 24, 2012 2:24 PM

    The only place he’d possibly shine would be the CFL. He’s simply not an NFL quarterback.

  72. metitometin says: Dec 24, 2012 2:28 PM

    This article is really slanted against Tebow. I blame the Jets coaches and especially Rex Ryan 100% for what happened. They’ve treated Tebow like a damn freak show all year long and he’s supposed to continue to be a good soldier?? I don’t think so.

    The Jets coaches never wanted him. Perhaps they could have made Woody Johnson and Mike Tannenbaum aware of this fact before they decided to pick him up only to sell jerseys and tickets. Perhaps they could have told Tebow before they signed him that they only signed him to sell tickets, that they had no intention of ever letting him play QB.

    The way the Jets have treated Tebow is reprenhensible. I don’t care how bad he looks in practice. Let him play in a game. Show it to me and I’ll shut up. Until then, all he’s ever done is win. The way the Jets coaches have treated him, the way the Jets players have badmouthed him behind his back is childish and disgraceful.

  73. brazzz01 says: Dec 24, 2012 2:31 PM

    If this story is true, then it really isn’t a wise move for a player without a position and soon to be without a job. That kind of attitude will not be welcomed on other teams.

    I bet Tebow tried pulling this stunt in New England, Belichick would have shown him the door by now.

  74. steviemo says: Dec 24, 2012 2:33 PM

    Extremely well said, MDS.

  75. randyschwimmer7 says: Dec 24, 2012 2:35 PM

    He seriously needs to stop worrying about being the biggest ripped dude on the sideline. I know it sounds weird, but all the muscle mass hinders the throwing motion.

  76. davidcl77 says: Dec 24, 2012 2:40 PM

    Tebow turned a 4-14 Denver team into a playoff team, and beat the #1 defense in the league, Pittsburgh. Torched them! He threw all over those guys.
    He turned Denver into the #1 running team in the league.
    He did all of this after just playing about 3 games or so his rookie year.
    Pretty damn good. All of you cats that dislike him because of his religion can stick it!
    The guy is no pro bowler, and certainly not a great passer, but if any of you say he can’t play, you are ignorant about football. It’s as simple as that.

  77. peepeetoucher says: Dec 24, 2012 2:47 PM

    All you Tebow lovers blame everything on the Jets as if you all know what is going on behind the scenes on a daily basis. Tebow could never do no wrong in your eyes cuz he’s a good religious boy who is a perfect human being “other than his throwing mechanics”. Well your idol had a hissy fit when he was passed over and said he won’t do anything else if he wasn’t the QB. On Friday he realized what he did was wrong and tried to save face by going to Rex to say he would now be willing to do whatever they wanted after they practiced Kerley all week in the wildcat. You Jet haters and Tebow lovers still won’t see that Timmy isn’t what he’s cracked up to be and never will because you don’t want that to be truth. What do you think the Jets are the first and only team that lied to a player about their use? It happens everyday with every team but since its our beloved Timmy he was wronged by that evil Jets organization. Just because you don’t get what you want, you don’t just quit on the team. He might be mad at the GM and coach for being slighted but letting your teammates down that had no say in the matter is just selfish. So much for being the great leader and team player he’s tries to portray.

  78. cuda1234 says: Dec 24, 2012 2:49 PM

    Tebow couldn’t start at Jax U. Kerwin Bell knows better.

  79. fuglyflorio says: Dec 24, 2012 2:50 PM

    God what a whiner .. Pun intended.

  80. bronco1st says: Dec 24, 2012 2:50 PM

    The Jets quit on Tebow before he quit on them.

  81. cuda1234 says: Dec 24, 2012 2:57 PM

    And Kerwin is one of about a dozen former Gator qb’s who have had better NFL careers than Timmy. Right now, guys like Doug Johnson and Jessie Palmer might be on that list. I guess they’re “hard-working”, “champions” and “winners”, too!

  82. dontcallmepete says: Dec 24, 2012 3:04 PM

    I have to laugh at all of those who talk about Tebow as a winner. He “won” a game in KC where he only completed two, yes two passes. John Elway and John Fox know something about football and Peyton Manning or no Peyton Manning, Tebow was going to be out of Denver.

    Only two teams showed interest in Tebow this offseason in a league that’s desperate for QB talent. I may be missing something but I don’t see an outcry from Jets players for Tebow to start. Yeah Tebow may not practice well but you have to practice well to be an NFL QB. Everybody on the team has to be in synch and practice is for everyone. Face it, Tebow is not an NFL calibre QB.

  83. 1standinches says: Dec 24, 2012 3:13 PM

    I don’t see Shanahans changing RG3 style of play and the team is successful, so I don’t see why nobody cant do the same for Tebow. Tebow like everyone else deserves a chance to prove themselves

  84. ronbo1100 says: Dec 24, 2012 3:17 PM

    Keep in mind Tebow was the #2 guy right up until Mark Sanchez being pulled. So the fact he was lied to( or misled) is clear.

  85. huskersrock1 says: Dec 24, 2012 3:18 PM

    moneey31 – False. If Rex made the playoffs then locks in his job for next season. If Tebow was soooo great, wouldn’t he have done that sometime around week 8??

    You are assuming that Rex knows what he is doing, I am not saying the Tebow was the answer, but using Ryans decision as definative proof is faulty reasoning.

  86. namriverrat69 says: Dec 24, 2012 3:21 PM

    I would be interested in a comparison article. Interview Denver players who played with Tebow and Jets players who have worked with Tebow in practice and see what they both have to say about him as a quarterback and as a player and leader. These guys would be the ones who would really know about Tim Tebow.

    Not some supposed anonymous leak from the Jets. Give me a break.

  87. pandebailey says: Dec 24, 2012 3:37 PM

    Tebow supporters are missing whole point – sure a player can be disappointed when they don’t get to start – it happens to most of the players on a 53-man team. But they play.

    Name another player who said he didn’t want to play if he didn’t get the role he wanted – I can only think of one in the last 20 years – Albert Hainsworth. Not even the biggest prima-dona jerk wide receivers pull that nonsense. They play where they’re told.

    After telling us all countless times what a great teammate he is, Tebow turns out to be a total phoney, more selfish than T.O. or Randy Moss.

  88. electionconfidential says: Dec 24, 2012 3:44 PM

    This is nothing more than a rumor.

  89. ace8842 says: Dec 24, 2012 3:47 PM

    The Jets lied to Tebow when they signed him about what his role would be and he has every right to be upset.

  90. realdealsteel says: Dec 24, 2012 4:20 PM

    Tebow can’t play. It’s just that simple. That’s why he will be moved on yet again. He has to face the fact that profootball is not in his future. I don’t care how faithful of a Christian he may be.

    Right now he’s trying to use his religion has a reason to get a job. And it takes more; you have to actaully be able to play the position. Sorry.

  91. toppdogg51 says: Dec 24, 2012 10:02 PM

    People, Tim Tebow has done nothing to earn the disrespect that he has received from fans and media this entire season. Tim’s only mistake was going to the Jets in the first place. I have never seen a player so persecuted because he likes to display that he is a Christian, a good team player and wants to be a great quarterback one day. Tim, no matter what happens in the near future, don’t change who you are because people can’t appreciate a person that has goals and values that they set for themselves. GO TIM TEBOW!!!!!!

  92. wferg1121 says: Dec 24, 2012 11:24 PM

    Hey after seeing Sanchez I bet Tebow can throw for a better completion percentage and less turnovers…. I am just curious what was Josh Mcdaniels plan.. Looking at Denver now, Mcdaniels didn’t screw them over like everyone believed, they are loaded with talented players that he helped get.. Of course a Peyton Manning helps too..

  93. 85pmart says: Dec 25, 2012 7:06 AM

    Tim Tebow & Rex Ryan

    dysfunctional
    2
    gether

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