The worst part? If you believe ESPN, Denver gave him a choice between the Jets and the Jaguars and he chose the cold-weather loser franchise with the obnoxious loudmouth coach and its obnoxious loudmouth local media instead of the warm-weather loser franchise where he grew up and everyone loves him and he’ll start every game. You would think a believer as devout as Tebow would remember God’s first commandment to Moses: “The Jets reek.”
Actually, according to Adam Schefter, it came down to money:
Denver says it will do the trade that is best for its franchise. Jets or Jags.
Denver has agreed to trade Tim Tebow and a seventh-round pick to the Jets for the NY’s fourth-round pick and a sixth-round pick.
NY has agreed to pay half of the $5 million in compensation back to Denver that was in dispute in Tim Tebow trade.
That $5 million was the sticking point, remember. Looks like the Jets offered to pick up more of it than the Jags did, even though Jacksonville hasn’t had a winning record in four years and Tebow would have been an instant huge draw and the whole deal would have paid for itself many times over. Again, makes sense.
I think we just reached Matthew 4:1 in the Tebow saga.