Tim Tebow's playoff winning days with the Denver Broncos and days where he was excited about being a New York Jet are long gone. Now many are wondering if Tebow quit on his teams.
Let Tebow tell you himself.
"I think the only thing that has been disappointing for me these last few days, and frustrating, is the people saying, 'Oh, you quit on the team' or 'You're not a good teammate.' You ask the people that I've played with, my teammates, the people around me, and they know I'll do anything for my teammates. I would go out there and play my heart out, be the first one at practice, the last one to leave, do whatever I can for my teammates.
So what really happened?
Reports from ESPN's Adam Scheftner have it that Tebow expressed to Coach Rex Ryan that he was upset because he was not chosen as the starter, instead the Jets chose Greg McElroy as their starter last week.
Tebow always thought that he would be the main man whenever the Jets decided not to go with their No. 1 quarterback, Mark Sanchez. The relationship was then strained all week. Friday before the game, Jeremy Kerley was being used in the Wild Cat offense and it was too late to ad Tebow in the mix.
Tebow never said he didn't want to play, but instead told his coach he was frustrated.
I don't disagree with Tebow for expressing his anger to his coach. The way the Jets used him was pathetic. They would continuously run the same plays and Tebow would be in for a snap or two.
On ESPN, they compared Tebow's production to Sanchez, but that's just unfair. If they put a player in mediocre plays, then of course he'll post mediocre numbers.
Tebow was promise to be the second string when Sanchez was out, then suddenly, an unproven rookie quarterback was picked to start over Tebow. Who wouldn't be frustrated?
Not only that, Sanchez isn't that great of a quarterback. So the rumors of Tebow being a quitter are false.
Now, by no means am I saying that Tebow would have answered all of the Jets' problems this season. He was simply never the solution for the Jets team.
What people seem to forget is that he did win in Denver, not only did he do enough to get them into the playoffs, but Tebow helped them move into the second round.
All the Jets did was embarass him and ultimately, bringing Tebow over didn't provide any peace with the media because look at all the mess that the Sanchez/Tebow/McElroy situation has created for the team.
The Jets have no hope in the playoffs, yet they continue to steal headlines and their broken clubhouse is all over the press.
It was a mistake getting Tebow from the beginning and Sanchez isn't going to win in New York. Too bad McElroy isn't healthy enough to hush this starting quarterback mess.
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