Willie Colon’s time on the Jets roster with Tim Tebow consisted only of a couple months in the offseason, but Colon has some strong feelings about Tebow’s affect on the franchise.
Colon told reporters that he’s happy on the Jets because he thinks the focus is all on football — something he doesn’t sense was the case in Tebow’s tenure.
“They care about winning and they care about being a better franchise, and not being a circus group,” Colon told reporters on Wednesday. “I think having the Tim Tebow circus out of here, and having different things that were kind of holding this team back, are starting to go out the window. I think we’re all starting to care about football and only football, which is a good sight to see.”
Colon says one of the reasons he viewed himself as a good fit with the Jets is that he believed he could provide veteran leadership that the team needed.
“I came here with the attitude that this team was missing a lot,” Colon said. “They were missing chemistry and they were missing that fight and belief in one another.”
It wouldn’t be fair to blame Tebow for the myriad problems the Jets had last season. But the Jets certainly have changed this season. No one is calling them a circus anymore.