Surely Tim Tebow has been angry before. I know I’ll be cast as a devil worshiper for even thinking this, but he is human, after all. He is not a God, as he merely likes the man upstairs, and considers him to be a very close homeboy. In that sense he’s the same as the many people who do a very different religious activity on Sunday. Like, you know, go to church, and stuff.
But the only emotion we see from Tebow with any regularity that isn’t unbridled joy are the flashes of frustration when another punt wobbles from his arm. We won’t even see that too much anymore either, because now with the Jets he’s truly embodied the running back who’s sort of a quarterback role that’s been his destiny ever since he was drafted, and therefore he’s rarely asked to complete a forward pass.
Yet for many members of the New York media who would like to find the source of angst buried deep in the soul of a man who told us he was excited 44 times during his first Jets press conference, a problem needs to be fabricated, and quickly. So the next item on the storyboard is Tebow’s apparent disgust with being a crappy quarterback, and being relegated to a backup role.
That’s the latest recipe for Tebow talk that’s being brewed by Gary Myers of the New York Daily News. Myers cites an unnamed source who said that a permanent backup role will lead to Tebow requesting a trade. And sure, I suppose that could happen, just like any player who’s ever been unhappy with his current situation could seek pastures that appear to be a brighter shade of green.
But we’re talking about Tebow here, the guy who says rosy things about people who hate him, and has told anyone who would like to listen that he’s ready, prepared, and willing to function in any capacity that the Jets desire. So what’s Myers’ reasoning for Tebow’s eventual motivation to be elsewhere? He’s a really intense dude, man.