Tim Tebow isn’t a member of the New York Jets yet, even after a nauseating Wednesday that set the record for the most updates on a GLS post. That night Tebow also forced me to eat frozen pizza at 10 p.m. for dinner, which really isn’t much different than any other night. Dinner time was just pushed back a few hours.
Of course, Tebow is a Jet, but he really isn’t. Are you confused because I’ve now contradicted myself? Embrace the confusion. Live it, and love it, because the Jets certainly do.
Much of that confusion Wednesday was rooted in the fact that the Jets either didn’t read Tebow’s contract, or simply disregarded a very important detail. Two days later after New York has celebrated and we’ve all started counting down the days to the end of Mark Sanchez’s time as a starter, we’ve learned that Tebow technically can’t become a Jet until Saturday.
It’s just a contractual technicality, but the fact that any snag exists at this point is, well, odd. Please explain as much as you can possibly explain, Jenny Vrentas:
Before Tebow becomes a Jet, he must sign a rewritten contract with the Broncos, the person confirmed, and thus remain on their salary cap for 24 hours. The transaction will not be official until 4 p.m. Saturday. ESPN first reported the reason behind the procedural delay.
Tebow, of course, has already traveled to New Jersey and met with the team at its Florham Park headquarters yesterday evening. But because of this contract technicality, the Jets’ new back-up quarterback and director of the Wildcat offense will not be announced by the Jets at a press conference until Monday, instead of today as originally planned.
She added that unlike the initial hold up Wednesday night that related to the payment of $5 million to Denver, this is indeed just a technicality, albeit an annoying one.
Eventually this will end, and we’ll get to see Tebow in a Jets jersey, and hear him blandly answer leading, loaded questions at a press conference. Until then, we’ll just have to imagine that he’s somehow running the wildcat in Canada and involved with the labor strife of a foreign airline.
That makes no sense whatsoever, and neither does the Jets’ handling of Tebow’s contract.
And now you want to know the rest of the story…
- This has made at least five laps around the Internet by now, if the Internet is indeed circular. But if you haven’t seen the latest fantastic Taiwanese mash-up featuring Tim Tebow as an angel, you should click the blue words in brackets at the end of this unnecessarily long sentence. [Score Buzz]
- Today in insanity, hypocrisy, and how they relate to Tebow: Pat Roberston. [USA Today]
- If Sanchez continues to suck, he could need a new job because Tebow will take his old one. Sure, he’s been a male model before, but he’d be a really good Statue of Liberty. [Huffington Post Latino]
- Andrew Luck is still the favorite, and seemingly the lock to be the No. 1 pick. But choosing between the Stanford quarterback and Robert Griffin III is like choosing between a house in the Hamptons, or a place in Martha’s Vineyard. [Redskins Confidential]
- As the reality of the Saints’ BountyGate penalties settles in, people are either forgetting or weren’t aware that the Packers were penalized for bounties in 2007. However, once he knew about the bounties, Mike McCarthy acted swiftly. Had Sean Payton done the same, he’d be the Saints’ head coach next year. [PFT]
- The Broncos signed Tracy Porter, who will form a formidable cornerback tandem with Champ Bailey. Peyton Manning can throw interceptions to Porter in practice, and he won’t lose the Super Bowl. [SI]
- Adam Jones will continue to make it rain for the Bengals. [Bengals.com]
- Quick nostalgic digression related to that last link: when Jones’ strip club shooting story was at its height, it inspired a Hall of Fame radio rant by Chris “Mad Dog” Russo (pictured quite awkwardly above with Tebow). [YouTube]
- Jericho Cotchery visited the Chiefs Thursday. [Jason La Canfora on Twitter]