The World According to Tim Tebow

Beleaguered quarterback talks troubles and triumphs with Sports Illustrated

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Patriots quarterback Tim Tebow gets a pat on the back from offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels during a preseason game on Aug. 29, 2013

“I’m the best now that I’ve ever been.” Tim Tebow has been described as many things: humble, loyal, devout — but perhaps no label has proved more apt than self-confident. Despite enduring nearly two years of trials and tribulations since leading the Denver Broncos to a 2011 playoff victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers, the unsigned quarterback tells Sports Illustrated he plans to be ready when the NFL calls.

The 14,000-word profile also delves into the fateful night in 2007 when Tebow joined then teammate and former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez at a bar in Gainesville, Fla.:

Hernandez apparently believed the drinks were free. The manager believed otherwise. He waved the bill around, saying, ‘What about this?’ He got in Hernandez’s face. A woman tried to pay the bill, but the manager ignored her. Tebow tried and failed to make peace. Hernandez punched the manager, bursting his left eardrum, and ran away so fast that he left behind one black sneaker.

Tebow’s struggles with the New York Jets in 2012 were a consistent source of fodder for back-page tabloid headlines, but the Gang Green coaching staff did little to help their newly acquired quarterback:

You could argue he had nothing to lose by starting Tebow. But the opposite was true. Ryan had nothing to gain. Tebow could have made him look good in Week 1, or Week 5, or even Week 10. Now, with the playoffs out of the question, Tebow could only make him look bad. The better he played, the worse Ryan would look. Everyone would ask why he hadn’t gone with Tebow sooner.

[Sports Illustrated]

36 comments
CharlesHubbard
CharlesHubbard

God had me warn Tebow about honoring the goddess Nike by endorsing NIKE while he was a Christian. The God of victory has a big problem with honor given to other gods and goddesses. 

Tim Tebow would not listen and therefore his career is where it is now.

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JerryRedmond
JerryRedmond

RYAN SUCKS! He ruined that kids career. Everyone knows he should have

put Tebow in as QB, when Sanchez was stinking up the joint. If he did Tebow

would be starting today, and the Jets would be in a better place. Ryan gets fired

at the end of this season.

toddaz2012
toddaz2012

I have more respect for Tim Tebow than any NFL quarterback since Kurt Warner. The man is 100% CLASS ACT and his unique talents will be tapped once again in the NFL when everyone leasts expect hit. Hold for "Tebow-mania - The Sequel"

flafreethink
flafreethink

Tebow has never been an NFL QB. His beliefs are farcical, and his value to any team is limited to the media exposure he will give them. Timmy needs to go away for good and take his asinine beliefs with him. It is the 21st century. There is no god, never has been and anyone still believing this nonsense has no clue about reality. 

PaulEThomas
PaulEThomas

One day, Tebow, if given the chance will show (again) those who think they know football how wrong they were.  The NFL had better never give him the chance because like Rex Ryan, Tebow will win.

chokingkojak
chokingkojak

Tebow, take the non-QB NFL offer.    

No news, but frankly if you don't have your arm in order by the time you are out of college, you are way -- did I say WAY -- behind the NFL QB curve.  And there are kids practically throwing touchdowns from their mothers' wombs these days.  Who can blame NFL Coaches and Owners for having some doubts in your case? 

Worst thing that will happen is you do a few years as a second-string NFL running-back for decent money.  It'll give you the dough to work out the kinks in your throw.  Then maybe in a few years -- and as long as you don't get injured -- you'll have developed technique enough to prove people wrong. 

Crowd in your cheering section won't go anywhere.  If anything, they'll be cheering to get you in the QB seat that much faster.  Right now, there is no Tebow in the NFL to cheer for...  

And football fans -- in my opinion -- probably don't admire a guy who snubs an opportunity to get back on an NFL roster either.  They probably perceive it as childish (though few would ever tell you as such).  

I have no financial stake in your decision.  However, I am not known for giving bad advice.    Good luck.

Openminded1
Openminded1

This stupid holly roller, screwed up his NFL career, because of his religious antics on the field. what a moron and a phony like most bible-thumpers .

IceToes
IceToes

Yeah... the NFL doesn't need a Bible-thumping pretentious has-been of a one-trick pony. Don't think he needs to worry about missing that call.

Chiaroscuro
Chiaroscuro

I think its 'Gainesville, FL', just sayin'.

WillardShank
WillardShank

@toddaz2012 Tim (all he does is win) Tebow is a throwback to a past era.  These days, NFL teams are obsessed with completing passes, getting first downs, moving the ball downfield and putting points on the Almighty Scoreboard.  Well, it's true that Tim (defeated the mighty Steelers) Tebow isn't capable of doing any of those things at the NFL skill level but what about what's really important?  Almighty Scoreboard?  What about Almighty God?  

tktimoteo
tktimoteo

@flafreethink um really dude? he has been paid more by the NFL than you ever have... if I had to guess. Seriously get a life

toddaz2012
toddaz2012

@flafreethink - "Tebow has never been an NFL QB" -- HA! Says some idiot who must have slept through NFL season 2011 when Tim Tebow captivated the entire nation.

JerryRedmond
JerryRedmond

I agree, Tebow is a good QB, but he could be a hall of fame fullback. He needs a new agent

to sell that program and Tebow needs to get aboard.

BobbyGreen
BobbyGreen

@IceToes You are a pretentious no-trick pony HATER with zero life skills. DX.

#libtardedamerica
#libtardedamerica

@WillardShank

"These days, NFL teams are obsessed with completing passes, getting first downs, moving the ball downfield and putting points on the Almighty Scoreboard."

i hope this isn't serious, because NFL teams have always been obsessed with these things. they're the whole point of the game. 

WillardShank
WillardShank

@toddaz2012 @flafreethink In 2011 Tim (all he does it win) Tebow "captivated" a large number of know-nothings who had never watched an NFL game before and who stopped watching when he went away.  Sadly, Tim (defeated the mighty Steelers) Tebow never captivated a single owner, general manager or  coach.  They must all be wrong.

JackSprague
JackSprague

Jealous idiot. Wrong on evey accout.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@BobbyGreen @Openminded1 Another religious nut case, what do you bring to the table booby. It  is opinion moron. opinions are like ass holes,everyone has one,Only some are better then others.

BobbyGreen
BobbyGreen

@Openminded1 whats your point of going on an article to spew your idiocy? Just another unpopular hater wishing he had some sort of say in the matter, but oh..thats right, YOU DONT MATTER.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@elcharroone @KerryMiller @Openminded1 Another holly roller, who is the number 1 QB on his team?


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