Tebow On First — And Maybe Only — Season With Jets: ‘I Don’t Have Any Regrets’
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NEW YORK (WFAN) – For the first time since the Jets’ season ended in disappointing fashion with a loss against the Bills in Week 17, Tim Tebow has spoken out.
The most famous and polarizing backup quarterback on the planet recently told the Fox Business Network that he has no regrets about his time with Gang Green — which may or may not be finished.
“I don’t have any regrets,” Tebow told the network. “I believe everything happens for a reason. I don’t know what my future holds, but I know who holds my future, and in that there is a lot of peace and a lot of comfort.”
Multiple reports have come out indicating that the Jets would either release or trade Tebow once the season concluded. Those reports came out, however, when Mike Tannenbaum was still the general manager. Tannenbaum has since been let go, and the team is actively looking for a new man to fill his position.
But one place Tebow almost certainly won’t end up if indeed he is traded or released is Jacksonville. This after new GM Dave Caldwell said “I can’t imagine a scenario where [Tebow] will be a Jacksonville Jaguar,” during his introductory press conference on Thursday.
It was a telling statement considering so many different reports had linked Tebow to Jacksonville, primarily due to his standout career at the University of Florida.
As for the possibility of him continuing his career with the Jets, during the team’s season-ending press conference on Tuesday, head coach Rex Ryan wouldn’t address Tebow’s future, only saying that “Tim is under contract” and “It is way too early to say what any of our players’ futures are.”
Tebow was leapfrogged by third-string quarterback Greg McElroy when Sanchez was benched due to poor play, and Tebow admitted that he was disappointed by the decision. In another controversial turn of events, sources said that the former first-round pick asked out of the Wildcat, but he later denied those accusations.
The third-year player chalked up the murky situation to a misunderstaning between him and Ryan.
When asked where he believes he’ll be playing in 2013, Tebow’s answer was vague, and he didn’t allude to whether he’d like to return to East Rutherford, N.J.
“That’s a good question,” Tebow said in regard to his future. “But right now, I am excited to be here talking with you and that’s what I am focused on right now.”
Tebow played in 12 games for the Jets in 2012, throwing just eight passes and completing six for 39 yards. He also carried the ball 32 times for 102 yards. He didn’t score a touchdown.
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