NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Seemingly everybody has an opinion on Tim Tebow these days.
And that includes New York Giants co-owner Steve Tisch.
Tisch told TMZ on Sunday night that had Tebow not been acquired by Gang Green last offseason, he might be on an NFL roster right now.
“I feel badly for the guy,” Tisch told TMZ. “Had another team picked him up after the Broncos, maybe he’d have a career. I think him going from the Broncos to the Jets was not in anybody’s best interest.”
The former Heisman Trophy winner was released by the Jets on April 29 after a nightmarish one season in which he was barely used by head coach Rex Ryan.
Used primarily as a personal punt protector on special teams in 2012, Tebow threw just eight passes on the season, completing six of them for 39 yards. He also rushed the ball 32 times for 102 yards. The former first-round pick didn’t score any touchdowns.
Now out of the league and looking for a job, no NFL teams have shown legitimate interest in the 25-year-old. On the contrary, he’s been courted by the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League, the Omaha Beef of the Champions Professional Indoor Football League and the Orlando Predators of the Arena League.
Heck, even the Legends Football League — formerly the Lingerie Football League — wants him to be a quarterbacks coach.
Tisch can’t help but feel badly for the notoriously hard-working backup quarterback.
“I do feel badly for him,” Tisch said. “I hope he plays football. I think he’s got talent and I think he is probably a decent guy and not a bad quarterback. I sincerely wish him all the best.”
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