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.