Tim Tebow is a quitter, at least if you are his teammates within the New York Jets locker room or part of the avid fan base that roots for the team.
That’s the perception at least, as news broke out over the weekend that Tim Tebow allegedly quit on his team by opting out of the Wildcat package just before gameday.
Tebow is, of course, under contract with the New York Jets, despite the team doing everything in their power to not put in him on the field.
But Tebow is fighting back against his critics. In a new interview with the New York Daily News, Tebow goes into damage control by defending his character.
“For people to not know the situation and then start to bash your character and then say you’re a phony or you’re a fake or you’re a hypocrite, I think that’s what’s disappointing and that’s what’s frustrating,” he said.
Since Tebow arrived in New York, he has been beaten down by media (Merril Hoge of ESPN has often voiced his dislike of Tebow, calling him “phony”) and a skeptical fan base who questioned why the Jets would so actively go after a quarterback that the Denver Broncos would ship out of town months after winning a playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
But now, Tim Tebow is being labeled as a quitter. And that’s what bothers him the most.
“Your character is who you are as a man and that’s a lot more important,” Tebow continued.
“I take that way more serious than I’ll ever take a football game.”
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