No one believes Tim Tebow has any future as a quarterback with the Jets, and many people doubt that Tebow has any future as a quarterback with any NFL team. But Tebow says he’ll be an eager and enthusiastic participant when the Jets’ offseason workouts begin on Monday, and he thinks he’s ready for a big year.
Tebow told the Associated Press on Friday night that he won’t stress about what the Jets plan to do with him and will just try to get himself ready to play somewhere.
“It’s nothing I can control, and like I’ve said ever since I was at Nease High School, I really try not to worry about what I can’t control,” Tebow said. “Just try to have the best attitude, have the best effort, a great work ethic, and so far this offseason has been a lot of fun. Been my best yet.”
It may have been Tebow’s best offseason so far, but it won’t be a good offseason for Tebow if he finds himself released by the Jets and unable to find any other team that’s even willing to give him a chance. But Tebow says he still has aspirations of being a starting quarterback in the NFL.
“It’s always been my dream, always will be,” Tebow said. “Yeah, I’ll be there Monday ready to work out and have a great attitude.”
No matter how great Tebow’s attitude may be publicly, privately he has to be thinking: Just cut me already, Jets. As long as he’s under contract to a team that has no long-term plans for him, he’s just wasting his time.