Are Tim Tebow's days as a starting NFL quarterback over?
If he doesn't think they are, Tebow definitely isn't letting on.
“You know what? I’m not sure,” Tebow said during a 20-minute interview on 1050 ESPN's "The Michael Kay Show" this evening. “I don’t know what the future holds, but I know who holds my future. And that’s something that has always given me peace and comfort. That’s why I don’t have to worry about the future.
“I can just worry about today and worry about becoming better as a football player, as a person.”
The Jets have maintained Mark Sanchez is unequivocally the starter and Tebow is the primary backup, someone who will come in on certain packages as designed by new offensive coordinator Tony Sparano.
When asked if his goal is to truly be the backup quarterback behind Sanchez, Tebow stiff-armed it just as one might expect.
“My plan is to go in there, and try to be the best quarterback that I can be," he said, "to try to improve every single day, to try to be someone that can help this New York Jet football team. To try to win football games, however that is, and reach my potential, be the best quarterback, the best teammate, best football player that I can be and just add something to that locker room."
Tebow also shrugged off the comments Antonio Cromartie wrote on Twitter when word first broke last week Denver was considering shipping Tebow to New York.
Cromartie said the Jets didn’t need Tebow because they were set at the position since they had Sanchez. Cromartie also wrote that running back Joe McKnight and wide receiver Jeremy Kerley were perfectly capable of effectively running the Wildcat.
“I think just from the Cromartie perspective, that’s great,” Tebow said. “It’s great because he had his quarterback’s back. That’s what you want. You want guys that are supporting your quarterback. I think that’s great. I commend him.
“I’ve been friends with Cromartie, even though he is a FSU guy – it’s hard to say,” added Tebow, who played at rival Florida. “But I’ve been friends with him for two or three years back from the ESPYs. I have a lot of respect for him. I feel he has respect for me. He was sticking up for his quarterback and good for him.”