Audio: Tebow inexplicably “excited” to be joining loser franchise

posted at 7:00 pm on March 22, 2012 by Allahpundit

After yesterday’s Tebowpalooza on the site, we owe you reaction from the man himself. He’s saying all the right things here but, the Jets being the Jets, there’s got to be a jackhole somewhere in the system angling to make him feel unwelcome. (Antonio Cromartie dismissed Tebow publicly on Twitter a day before the deal was even made.) Or even outside the system: In fine franchise tradition, even the greatest Jet of all — who’s been retired for decades — couldn’t resist backbiting while the trade was pending.

“I do not agree with this situation,” Namath said. “I can’t agree with it. I just think it’s a publicity stunt. I really think it’s wrong. I can’t go for it.”…

“I don’t think they know what they’re doing over there right now,” Namath said. “They give Sanchez a new contract, they pat him on the back and then they bring in two more quarterbacks.”…

“I think Sanchez should be angry about what’s taken place,” Namath said.

It really is outrageous that Jets fans will have to watch Tebow run the wildcat on third and four instead of Sanchez underthrowing an open receiver. Click the image below to listen to TT’s interview, though, and you’ll find that Sanchez himself has been more gracious about the new arrangement than Namath. The lingering question: Why on earth did Tebow choose the Jets over the Jaguars? According to John Elway, he was given a choice; even the New York sports pages can’t understand why he’d exile himself to football Siberia. He could have gone home to play in the sun in front of adoring crowds and instead he’ll be the gimmick option on an unlikable team that’s an NFL afterthought even in its own city. The only theory I’ve heard that kinda sorta makes sense is that Tebow’s always valued his fame chiefly for the platform it provides for his faith. If your goal is to spread the good news, then logically you’d want access to the country’s biggest media megaphone.

Speaking of which, the other young, exciting, Christian star in town is psyched to learn that his buddy will be playing just across the river. Who could have guessed two months ago that America’s new capital of evangelical sports heroics would be New York?


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Making the money he makes…anyone would be excited…

right2bright on March 22, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Tebow would be excited about a swift kick to the testicles. Then he would pray about it.

Brad on March 22, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Admitted, AP. Your’e excited.

Blake on March 22, 2012 at 7:05 PM

I just love that kid!
Beat on him all you like.

KOOLAID2 on March 22, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Tebow is a grateful optimist.

He likely will be happy wherever he is because he can see his purpose as part of a greater plan far beyond instant gratification.

viking01 on March 22, 2012 at 7:06 PM

I still do not understand why the Jets want him and why Tebow did not go to Jacksonville.

According to ESPN, Jacksonville actually offered more money to Denver than the Jets, but Denver let Tebow make the decision, and he chose the Jets.

Captain Kirock on March 22, 2012 at 7:06 PM

This trade still doesn’t make any sense. I sense something fishy behind all this.

reddevil on March 22, 2012 at 7:07 PM

What’s Tebow supposed to say, “this sucks”?

AZCoyote on March 22, 2012 at 7:07 PM

I still do not understand why the Jets want him and why Tebow did not go to Jacksonville.

According to ESPN, Jacksonville actually offered more money to Denver than the Jets, but Denver let Tebow make the decision, and he chose the Jets.

Captain Kirock on March 22, 2012 at 7:06 PM

Satan whispered in his ear, and he chose NYC.

bayam on March 22, 2012 at 7:08 PM

I have a (perhaps weak theory):

He didn’t choose Florida because it would have been like returning home after the team that took you dumped you for a better guy. “Back home in Florida” “returning to his home state” maybe felt like a kid who went to Hollywood looking for fame coming home to the local theater.

As for his inexplicable excitement, he’s making the best of it. The Broncos used him to revitalize things then dumped him for a guy who’s had four neck surgeries in recent years and was being urged to retire. Besides, one of his appeals is being a walking Norman Rockwell painting. You don’t throw a hissy fit.

amerpundit on March 22, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Allah may get religion if Tebow guides the Jets to the playoffs.

Maxpower on March 22, 2012 at 7:09 PM

bayam on March 22, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Does Tebow’s girlfriend live in NYC? Maybe that’s it.

Captain Kirock on March 22, 2012 at 7:09 PM

I can’t BELIEVE I have to buy a Jets jersey now.

LiquidH2O on March 22, 2012 at 7:11 PM

“I don’t think they know what they’re doing over there right now,” Namath said.

They got a proven backup quarterback who’s also useful on gadget plays. In return, all they give up is a crummy 4th-round pick, and as a bonus they keep him out of the hands of an AFC team that would actually put him to good use–a team the Jets already know they’re going to play this year, incidentally. Where exactly is the downside?

Fabozz on March 22, 2012 at 7:13 PM

classiest guy around…go tebow!

cmsinaz on March 22, 2012 at 7:13 PM

What’s wrong with Tebow being excited and happy about his life? Isn’t that a good thing?

Pork-Chop on March 22, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Tebow’s venturing straight into the land of the heathen. Of course he’s excited. He may even get to save Bloomberg’s soul.

votermom on March 22, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Allah your just as happy as any real JET fan, you know with the talent the JETS have this may put us over the top! Now we have the lord helping, it was meant to be!
J-E-T-S Jets Jets Jets ………

angrymike on March 22, 2012 at 7:14 PM

The only theory I’ve heard that kinda sorta makes sense is that Tebow’s always valued his fame chiefly for the platform it provides for his faith.

Allahpundit, you’re an atheistic crank who can never begin to comprehend a man of faith. I think you’ve been writing about politics for too long.

I’m convinced that Tebow prayed for guidance and the Jets were the answer. You can’t claim to know the mind of a God you don’t believe in.

disa on March 22, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Tebow would be excited about a swift kick to the testicles. Then he would pray about it.

Brad on March 22, 2012 at 7:05 PM

http://youtu.be/RzCnrpfUaAk

UODuckMan on March 22, 2012 at 7:14 PM

What’s not to be excited about?

Millions of lost souls, ripe for the picking.

faraway on March 22, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Antonio Cromartie dismissed Tebow publicly on Twitter a day before the deal was even made

Antonio Cromartie also can’t remember how many kids he has or what their names are.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpSwaVclOgU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpSwaVclOgU

rndmusrnm on March 22, 2012 at 7:15 PM

I’m convinced that Tebow prayed for guidance and the Jets were the answer. You can’t claim to know the mind of a God you don’t believe in.

disa on March 22, 2012 at 7:14 PM

You mean the answer from above was to pick NYC over Florida? Are you serious? I think the dark overlord ran a little interference this time around.

bayam on March 22, 2012 at 7:17 PM

What does Jetboy think?

Count to 10 on March 22, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Where exactly is the downside?

Fabozz on March 22, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Money. And the salary cap.

The Jets are already heavily invested in Sanchez ($40 million/$20 million guaranteed) and now they are paying the remainder of Tebow’s rookie QB contract under the old CBA.

Captain Kirock on March 22, 2012 at 7:19 PM

As I Giants fan… I am amused.

clancy_wiggum on March 22, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Tebow’s jersey sales will pay for Sanchez

faraway on March 22, 2012 at 7:21 PM

The good news for Allah is..

Sodom and Gomorrah were spared this time! Rejoice.

faraway on March 22, 2012 at 7:22 PM

The Jags are one of a handful of teams rumored to be looking to relocate. Tebow likely doesn’t want to “go back home” only to have to move again in a few years.

He won’t play much QB under center for the Jets. He’ll be Tony Sparano’s new “wildcat” QB/RB. Plus, a little competition might be just what Sanchez needs.

Stu Gotts on March 22, 2012 at 7:23 PM

Allah may get religion if Tebow guides the Jets to the playoffs.

Maxpower on March 22, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Heh. I wonder if even Jesus could perform that miracle.

rbj on March 22, 2012 at 7:23 PM

It really is outrageous that Jets fans will have to watch Tebow run the wildcat on third and four instead of Sanchez underthrowing an open receiver.

AP is really on a roll with the “loser team” shtick. Granted, you’re right about Gang Green in that quote. And sure, I am really getting sick and tired of saying “wait ’til next year” over and over and over. And over and over….well, you get the point.

One thing is certain…God is not a Jets fan. Maybe a little Tebow action could sway our Creator to grant a few more wins. And guide Sanchez’s ball into a wide receiver’s gloved hand.

JetBoy on March 22, 2012 at 7:25 PM

The lingering question: Why on earth did Tebow choose the Jets over the Jaguars?

I really think it’s because Tebow wants to be taken seriously, and not be seen as merely one who can sell tickets, which, in all reality, is about all Jax had in mind. In NY, TT will be seen as an asset to the game. His coaches will actually work with him as part of a starting offense (albeit a wildcat at first). I think TT believes that NY was the best option of a ball club that would push him to be a better QB, and I think he wants that opportunity, the opportunity to get better, far more than being in FL.

Weight of Glory on March 22, 2012 at 7:25 PM

I love Tebow, so I will be rooting for him. Rooting for the Jets? Uh…yeah. Thankfully, I have about six months for this to sink in.

Still cannot believe Tebow is a Jet. Y’all got one special kid.

Babino on March 22, 2012 at 7:26 PM

He comes from missionary stock, and spent a good bit of his youth in a mission. Missionaries go where things are bad and try to make them better.

tomwinfl on March 22, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Besides, one of his appeals is being a walking Norman Rockwell painting…

amerpundit on March 22, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Ha!

JetBoy on March 22, 2012 at 7:25 PM

There you are! We’ve had at least “Tebow to the Jets” threads and you not so much uttered a howdy-do. Where ya been?

Weight of Glory on March 22, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Does Mr. Namath have any sort of say in what goes on with the team now? Is there a reason why he doesn’t and can’t agree to this?

Cindy Munford on March 22, 2012 at 7:28 PM

“Everything in your life is meant for you”–my rabbi.

I assume Tim feels he’s been called there for a reason.

vityas on March 22, 2012 at 7:30 PM

I read the best line out of a Yahoo story on this:

They’ve [the JETS] been through over-the-top predictions, endless soap operas, a foot fetish video, a collection of characters, DUIs, signing guys out of prison, more back page covers than they care to count and, worst of all, a fall to 8-8 last year, the only truly intolerable act. So, what, you thought they’d just smoothly land the biggest sensation in football?

One of the best weeks in football, and it’s March.

Weight of Glory on March 22, 2012 at 7:32 PM

God has so richly blessed him.

Have fun with it kiddo.

tom daschle concerned on March 22, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Tebow views exile to Jet Hell as penance. He’ll regularly get whipped by the Patriots twice a year just like last year and this self flagellation will purify his soul.

philw1776 on March 22, 2012 at 7:34 PM

How can anyone not like Tim Tebow? His positive outlook on life is inspiring. The Jets are my second favorite team now! It’s going to be an exciting year in football.

He’s saying all the right things here but

Oh AP. You always have a “but.” Must be your inner Eeyore.

conservative pilgrim on March 22, 2012 at 7:34 PM

The only theory I’ve heard that kinda sorta makes sense is that Tebow’s always valued his fame chiefly for the platform it provides for his faith.

Tebow knows that allahpundit is in New York, and just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to convert him.

malclave on March 22, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Other comments have alluded to this already… he’s going to the Jets precisely because of their reputation. He’s a missionairy going where he thinks he’s needed the most.

aduneman on March 22, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Is there a reason why he doesn’t and can’t agree to this?

Cindy Munford on March 22, 2012 at 7:28 PM

‘Cause Tebow wouldn’t give him a kiss

Namath is a piece of work.

Fallon on March 22, 2012 at 7:40 PM

JetBoy on March 22, 2012 at 7:25 PM

There was a lot of buzz here in New England earlier this week that the Evil “Hoodie” (Patriots Coach Bill Belichick) was thinking of pulling the trigger on getting Tebow, as he’s always spoken very highly of him in the past. And Hoodie isn’t too shabby a judge of QB talent as we all know; he took a chance on a QB who ended up being the 7th QB picked in the draft (that would be Tom Brady).

Speaking of the evil Tom Brady, today he kindly restructured his contract to free up $7 million in cap money for the Pats to play with.

Del Dolemonte on March 22, 2012 at 7:40 PM

There you are! We’ve had at least “Tebow to the Jets” threads and you not so much uttered a howdy-do. Where ya been?

Weight of Glory on March 22, 2012 at 7:28 PM

heh, I’ve been around, just a little busier than normal these days. Yeah, I’m just going to take a “wait and see” attitude. Prognosticating the Jets is a fruitless endeavor anyway. The only “constant” is the broken heart every year.

Tebow should fit in with Ryan’s coaching style. And who knows…when Vinny Testaverde came aboard Gang Green, it was the first time the Jets won their division in a long time. Everyone was saying he’s too old. But the right coach…Bill Parcells…and the right players can get the job done.

JetBoy on March 22, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Not a Tebow fan nor a Jets fan, so this is all kinda “meh”.

Bitter Clinger on March 22, 2012 at 7:42 PM

Weight of Glory on March 22, 2012 at 7:25 PM

That makes sense to me.

Who could have guessed two months ago that America’s new capital of evangelical sports heroics would be New York?

Maybe Tebow realizes NYC has more need than Jax in that department. :)

INC on March 22, 2012 at 7:43 PM

There was a lot of buzz here in New England earlier this week that the Evil “Hoodie” (Patriots Coach Bill Belichick) was thinking of pulling the trigger on getting Tebow, as he’s always spoken very highly of him in the past. And Hoodie isn’t too shabby a judge of QB talent as we all know; he took a chance on a QB who ended up being the 7th QB picked in the draft (that would be Tom Brady).

Speaking of the evil Tom Brady, today he kindly restructured his contract to free up $7 million in cap money for the Pats to play with.

Del Dolemonte on March 22, 2012 at 7:40 PM

“Hoodie”…We have a different nickname for that Benedickt Arnold. Just sayin’ :)

Sanchez signed a three year contract, I really hope having Tebow in the house gets Sanchez to focus better than he’s been doing, or there’s a new starter QB right there on the sideline.

JetBoy on March 22, 2012 at 7:47 PM

(Antonio Cromartie dismissed Tebow publicly on Twitter a day before the deal was even made.)

The man can’t even remember the names of all of his children, of which there are legion. His opinion of Tebow means less than squat.

I don’t think Tebow’s all that and then some. He’ll never be a successful starting QB in this league. Last year was a total flash-in-the-pan. But I admire the heck out of the guy. He’s gutsy, courageous, and a total team player. Going to the Jets is a loser proposition for him. He needed to go somewhere where the chemistry isn’t so caustic.

I hope he survives. But I fear this is going to end badly.

nukemhill on March 22, 2012 at 7:49 PM

But the right coach and the right players can get the job done.

JetBoy on March 22, 2012 at 7:41 PM

That is so true.

Weight of Glory on March 22, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Who could have guessed two months ago that America’s new capital of evangelical sports heroics would be New York?

Heartache for New York atheist blogger?

I keed, I keed… :-)

ITguy on March 22, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Other comments have alluded to this already… he’s going to the Jets precisely because of their reputation. He’s a missionairy going where he thinks he’s needed the most.

aduneman on March 22, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Could be. And the fact that his buddy Jeremy Lin works next door probably helped too.

SoulGlo on March 22, 2012 at 7:52 PM

…he’s going to the Jets precisely because of their reputation. He’s a missionairy going where he thinks he’s needed the most.

aduneman on March 22, 2012 at 7:36 PM

I’m going to highly doubt that. He went with the best $$$ and position (present and possibly future) combo. This isn’t missionary work. I just hope the whole “Tebowing” fad has or is burnt out. We don’t go for that nonsense ’round here.

Plus, what’s not to love about NYC? :P

JetBoy on March 22, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Let’s see if I got the jist of Tebow’s ESPN call.

He’s excited to be a jet, to help them anyway he can. He’s just blessed to have the opportunity. He and Sanchez are buds.

Did I miss anything?

Oh, and he’s excited to be a Jet, to help them anyway he can, and he’s blessed to have the opportunity.

PappyD61 on March 22, 2012 at 8:00 PM

I just hope the whole “Tebowing” fad has or is burnt out. We don’t go for that nonsense ’round here.
Plus, what’s not to love about NYC? :P
JetBoy on March 22, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Ahem.

conservative pilgrim on March 22, 2012 at 8:06 PM

instead he’ll be the gimmick option on an unlikable team that’s an NFL afterthought even in its own city.

You know….there are probably a lot of Muslim Jets fans in the area feeling pretty humiliated at the moment. Show some sensitivity.

BL@KBIRD on March 22, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Ah, New York, where people couldn’t be nicer if they tried… and they don’t.

(Although Giuliani changed that a bit before Fuehrer Herr Bloomberg decided vehr und vhat people vill do… vith ReichsPolitik approval und signed orders, of course.)

viking01 on March 22, 2012 at 8:11 PM

No mystery here imo. Tebow has faith in the lord and knows that the heathens in NY need him more than good Christians of Florida.

Momma on March 22, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Sanchez signed a three year contract, I really hope having Tebow in the house gets Sanchez to focus better than he’s been doing, or there’s a new starter QB right there on the sideline.

JetBoy on March 22, 2012 at 7:47 PM

This.

AP, I also suffered through the 8-8 season last year. But you are too quick to discount the two appearances in the AFC championship game the two seasons before that. It had been a while before Sanchez that we came anywhere close to there.

Throat Wobbler Mangrove on March 22, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Maybe he just wants to live in New York? There was a time I wanted to, and I probably would have done it if a job had been waiting for me.

Esthier on March 22, 2012 at 8:15 PM

This entire post is premised on the statement that John Elway told reporters that Tim had the choice. Tebow is too much of a gentleman to contradict him, but according to Adam Schechter of ESPN, who originally tweeted that Tebow would have a choice, he later tweeted a correction that the Broncos would send him whereever was best for the Broncos. So Tebow is making lemonade out of lemons, but I don’t for a minute believe Elway gave Tebow his choice.

Stacia on March 22, 2012 at 8:21 PM

As a NYG fan I’ve never actually felt smug, especially about the co-tenants at Metlife Giants Stadium. Interspersed with four Lombardi trophies are enough moments of ignominy to keep anyone humble.

But that day’s fast approaching with this clown show.

Big winner in all this? Eli Manning.

JammieWearingFool on March 22, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Because when you’re in your 20′s, single, rich, and a pro, the women come to you. And what better place the fashion capitol.

He’ll be dating Katy Perry by year’s end.

…or he’ll be spending a lot of time with his fellow bachelor Lin, and then we’ll all get creeped out…

budfox on March 22, 2012 at 8:27 PM


loser franchise

U DA BOMB AP, U DA BOMB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

dmann on March 22, 2012 at 8:30 PM

When the two NY football teams play each other, Tebow could be the QB “Facing the Giants”.

:-)

ITguy on March 22, 2012 at 8:35 PM

disa on March 22, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Reread what you quoted. There was nothing offensive in it.

Blake on March 22, 2012 at 8:36 PM

I think it’s rather amusing that ESPN.com cannot produce a column about Tebow without using the word “polarizing”. I think the libtards running ESPN are afraid of someone who’s not afraid to be public with their religious beliefs.

Moose Drool on March 22, 2012 at 8:40 PM

budfox on March 22, 2012 at 8:27 PM

Speaking as a lifelong NY’er, frankly, he’d be better off in Florida *just* from a business standpoint.

He’ll have to file NYS taxes vs *none & in Florida.

He can party on South Beach year round vs freezing his butt up here during the winter.

The fans would be a heck alot more grateful than the surly mob (albeit better than a Certain Cali franchise we could name) that inhabits Meadowland stadium, apparently.

I’ve only watched the kid play over the past season or so, but for petes sake, what is it that even Jets fans can complain about? Can he make things *worse*?

Who could have guessed two months ago that America’s new capital of evangelical sports heroics would be New York?

Considering how NYC is, they can use as many Spiritual people as they can get. Even if they *do* have to import them…LOL

Just don’t eat in Greenwich Village Tim…and Good Luck!

BlaxPac on March 22, 2012 at 8:42 PM

I just love that kid!
Beat on him all you like.

KOOLAID2 on March 22, 2012 at 7:05 PM

+100. Go Tebow. I don’t like the Jets mostly because NY fans are cannibal animals.

SparkPlug on March 22, 2012 at 8:43 PM

http://hotair.com/greenroom/archives/2012/03/21/nyc-mcdonalds-a-violence-magnet-scene-of-another-brawl-video/

D@mn Linky button no worky for me in that other post…lol

BlaxPac on March 22, 2012 at 8:43 PM

If the Jets can’t win at football, maybe they can win souls.

My collie says:

Why is everyone so surprised? It’s not like this is new. God has been on the offensive something like 2000 years now.

Yeah — and furthermore, I thought that the only thing anyone was certain of is that God is not a Buffalo Bills fan. He doesn’t appear to be too fond of the Texas Rangers, either.

My collie says:

Bush’s fault.

CyberCipher on March 22, 2012 at 8:50 PM

the greatest Jet of all

Are you serious?

Namath threw far more interceptions than TDs.

His career completion percentage was 50.1%.

Tebow’s arm is already better than his was.

And Tebow’s not a drunken embarrassment.

itsnotaboutme on March 22, 2012 at 8:59 PM

AP inexplicably doesn’t understand the concept of team player.

gitarfan on March 22, 2012 at 9:03 PM

You mean the answer from above was to pick NYC over Florida? Are you serious? I think the dark overlord ran a little interference this time around.

bayam on March 22, 2012 at 7:17 PM

God doesn’t always guide his people to where we’ll get the most money or comfort or fame.
If he did, there would be no armies of saints digging wells in Africa, feeding the poor in India, converting Muslims in Lebanon, or adopting orphans in the Philippines (as my wife & I will do when we move there next year).

itsnotaboutme on March 22, 2012 at 9:04 PM

I’m psyched as hell that Tebow’s going to the Jets, and I’m a Giants fan. Believe me, there is nothing like the tabloid wars and the manufactured sports drama that exists in NYC. Anything that keeps NY sports fans at each others throats 24/7/365 is a blessing. I re-upped my online subscriptions to the Daily News and the NY Post just so I can read about this every single day. Sanchez will have one lousy offensive possession, and the fans will start chanting for Tebow. This is so juicy delicious, I can’t wait for football season to start. This drama is almost as good as the Yankees in the late 70′s. Thank you, God. And Allah will thank you soon, too. That’s the beauty of this….

joejm65 on March 22, 2012 at 9:16 PM

You mean the answer from above was to pick NYC over Florida? Are you serious? I think the dark overlord ran a little interference this time around.
bayam on March 22, 2012 at 7:17 PM

The new owner of Jacksonville is an Arab. Tebow is on the Jesus team. Could that have anything to do with passing on the Jags? Probably not, but it’s good for about 100 snarky observations….

joejm65 on March 22, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Plus, what’s not to love about NYC? :P

JetBoy on March 22, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Michael Bloomberg.

PalinLover on March 22, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Plus, what’s not to love about NYC? :P

JetBoy on March 22, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Tebow loves people, which is why I think he’s going there.

It’s not that the Jets need him more than the Jaguars do.

It’s that NYC needs him more than Jacksonville does.

itsnotaboutme on March 22, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Michael Bloomberg.

PalinLover on March 22, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Or as we like to call him “Mommy Dearest”.

Now…Eat your peas. Or else.

:o)

BlaxPac on March 22, 2012 at 10:38 PM

What the hell? ‘Loser’ franchise, Allah?

Last time I checked the Jets got within a game of the Super Bowl. TWICE. In the past 3 seasons.

2010: Beat the Colts, then Pats before they lost to the Steelers in AFC title game
2009: Beat the Bengals then the Chargers before falling to the Colts in AFC title game

Somebody remind me last time the Jags made any noise in the playoffs.

manofaiki on March 22, 2012 at 10:40 PM

I’m thinking he can raise a whole lot more money for his children’s hospital in the Philippines from New Yorkers than down in Jacksonville. He has bigger plans and so does God.

jbinnout on March 22, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Joe Namath should know all about being an over hyped and overrated QB…

Perhaps the most overrated QB of all time.

William Eaton on March 22, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Joe Namath should know all about being an over hyped and overrated QB…

Perhaps the most overrated QB of all time.

William Eaton on March 22, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Namath threw far more interceptions than TDs.

His career completion percentage was 50.1%.

Tebow’s arm is already better than Joe’s was.

And Tebow’s not a drunken embarrassment.

itsnotaboutme on March 22, 2012 at 11:20 PM

I don’t think Tebow’s all that and then some. He’ll never be a successful starting QB in this league. Last year was a total flash-in-the-pan.

Yep, it’s true. He has never had the toolset to be a successful quarterback. Not in high school, not in college, not in the NFL.

All

He

Does

Is

Win

And make folks predicting his certain failure look stupid. The Broncos were never going to have a winning record last season. The Broncos were never going to get to the playoffs last season. The Broncos were never going to win a playoff game last season. You can’t use a gimmick tailback to win NFL football games.

Scoreboard.

Freelancer on March 22, 2012 at 11:52 PM

amerpundit on March 22, 2012 at 7:08 PM

That’s actually not a bad theory. But let me kick one back at you.

Tim Tebow can return to Florida, anytime he wants, and he will be treated as a living god. He doesn’t need to play football there to be The Man. There must be a thousand Floridian businessmen who would, in a heartbeat, take Tim Tebow on as a partner, simply to introduce him to prospective investors as “My partner, Tim Tebow… remember him playing for the Gators?”

Florida already loves Tebow, and always will. Now, if he can charm NYC…

JohnGalt23 on March 23, 2012 at 12:40 AM

I’ve been pretty nasty to AP lately, but I gotta say I have thoroughly enjoyed the Tebow drama posts.

rogaineguy on March 23, 2012 at 1:34 AM

This entire post is premised on the statement that John Elway told reporters that Tim had the choice. Tebow is too much of a gentleman to contradict him, but according to Adam Schechter of ESPN, who originally tweeted that Tebow would have a choice, he later tweeted a correction that the Broncos would send him whereever was best for the Broncos. So Tebow is making lemonade out of lemons, but I don’t for a minute believe Elway gave Tebow his choice.

Stacia on March 22, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Exactly. I don’t believe a thing out of Elway’s mouth.

/Denver based

Irritable Pundit on March 23, 2012 at 2:18 AM

Why all this anti-New York venom?

We’re right wing when compared to California.

We’re honest when compared to Chicago.

We have good weather when compared to Minneapolis.

We’re smart when compared to New Jersey.

You have to understand how it works in New York. When a team beats good teams on both coasts and Green Bay in the middle, we call them the NEW YORK Giants.When a team trips over a grasshopper in scrimmage we call them the NEW JERSEY Jets.

MaiDee on March 23, 2012 at 2:26 AM

Tebow is such a Class Act !!

The entire NFL is elevated by having this guy in Football !!!

BigSven on March 23, 2012 at 6:11 AM

Well I’m a Jets fan and I feel compelled to remind everyone that the season before last the Jets were one game away from the Superbowl. Glad to have Tebow on board.

magicbeans on March 23, 2012 at 9:00 AM

The Lord works in mysterious ways

royzer on March 23, 2012 at 9:33 AM

Cromartie is still sore after Tebow ran through him on the way to a TD in a UF/f$u game. I don’t believe a word coming out of Elway’s lying mouth. He never liked Tim even when he took the Broncs to the playoffs for the first time in years. Tim beat Couch’s and Grossman’s SEC passing records and Herschel Walker’s running TD record at Florida. The first thing Elway did after singing Manning was to go after some receivers who can catch.

Kissmygrits on March 23, 2012 at 10:14 AM

Namath threw far more interceptions than TDs.

His career completion percentage was 50.1%.

Tebow’s arm is already better than Joe’s was.

And Tebow’s not a drunken embarrassment.

itsnotaboutme on March 22, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Tebow’s arm is already better than Joe’s was? The meth problem in America continues to rot our nation’s brains.

LevStrauss on March 23, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Well, this is interesting. I don’t know if a headline addressed this and I missed it, but according to this Tebow is saying that he ultimately didn’t have a choice of picking the Jets, and is just demonstrating his usual good attitude.

DrAllecon on March 23, 2012 at 11:58 AM

I think Rex Ryan got a look at Tebow’s feet and brought him on.

scrubbiedude on March 23, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Tebow’s jersey sales will pay for Sanchez

faraway on March 22, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Yup. Can’t wait to get one.

Buttercup on March 23, 2012 at 3:53 PM