Tim Tebow rips Jets franchise
Tim Tebow made a huge splash as a quarterback in the NFL with the Denver Broncos in the 2011 season. Then, as swiftly as his ascent arrived, so too did his downfall. Tebow was traded to the New York Jets, where he barely played, and then never played another game in the NFL after that.
While Tebow has moved on to other endeavors, such as commentating for ESPN and playing minor league baseball with the New York Mets’ affiliate, it seems he still holds a slight grudge against the team that seemingly ended his professional football career.
In an Instagram post on Easter Sunday in which Tebow discussed his evangelical Christian faith, Tebow brought up notable trades in sports history, such as Babe Ruth getting traded to the Yankees and Wayne Gretzky getting traded to the Oilers:
“I got traded to the Jets,” Tebow said. “How’s that for a trade? That didn’t work out for anybody. When’s the last time a Jets trade worked out? Anyway, that’s beside the point.”
Indeed, Tebow was seemingly the chosen one prior to playing in New York, as he led an upstart Broncos team to the second weekend of the AFC Playoffs by defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers on Wild Card weekend by a score of 29 to 23. Tebow’s exciting style of play and trademark touchdown celebration led to people imitating the “Tebowing” pose around the world.
Before his pro career took off, Tebow was a brilliant collegiate athlete with Florida, where he won the Heisman trophy in 2007 and won two national championships. Clearly, Tebow thinks his career would have continued strongly – if not for the Jets.