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Another anonymous Tebow rip-job
This time it wasn’t a Jets teammate who talked bad about Tim Tebow.
Instead, an anonymous Denver Bronco said the Jets backup wasn’t qualified to be an NFL quarterback.
“When Tim was here we saw the issues up close,” the unnamed player said of Tebow, who led the Broncos to a playoff win last season as their starting quarterback.
“The Jets didn’t and now they are seeing the problems, too.”
Tebow was the Jets’ much-hyped offseason acquisition, but he has been a non-factor the past 12 weeks. The No. 2 QB – who rarely has been used on offense – has thrown just seven passes all season (six completions) and has just 87 rushing yards on 29 carries.
“I feel really, really bad for Tim,” the anonymous Denver player added. “He’s a good person, just not an NFL quarterback.”
But that’s not all.
A second unidentified player blamed Tebow for holding back their team, which finished 8-8 during last year’s regular season.
“This year we won the division with four games left. That’s all Peyton Manning. If Tebow was here, we’d still be squeaking out wins, or losing games we shouldn’t be losing. The division would be coming down to the last game.
“I've been following Tim in New York and I feel horrible for him. Everyone here, I think, wants the best for him. He's a good guy. But you can't turn Tim into something he's not, and he's not really an NFL quarterback. He’s more of a gimmick player.”