People in sports and around water coolers all across America are asking the question: Why did Tim Tebow choose New York instead of other teams with actual QB needs?
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The answer in a moment.
Obviously money, right?
Maybe. He goes to a very large market where the upside, while risky, is huge. What if he takes over for Sanchez as Sanchez struggles after three games? What if he gets the Jets into the playoffs next season and goes to the BIG GAME? What is that worth? I'm sure(no I'm not his agent) his contract is incentive laden much like Peyton Manning's contract with the Broncos.
If he is successful in New York he will be famed throughout the entire world. Imagine jersey sales alone. How about mugs, bobble head dolls, comic books, his own restaurant and bar. Okay, scratch bar. But you get the drift.The media will go crazy, Hell, they already are. He'll go on Letterman, multiple times. He'll go on the view (egad) the Ellen Show, (double egad). Bloomberg will give him the key to the city, a ticker tape parade, folks in Flatbush will name their babies after him. He might even make it on the New York Stock Exchange. TBO. I want in on the IPO. Because he is so polarizing, he will be most popular for good or ill.
He is already famous.
He is human, after all. Right?
It takes an incredible ego to play and succeed in pro sports.
However, he is a very humble guy.
How better to shove it down Denver's throat than succeed in one of the most hostile markets in the world. (Sorry Philly) And he GETS to play Brady twice a year.
Does he feel the need to prove all the pundits wrong concerning his skills? How about proving Elway, arguably one of the greatest QB's to ever play the game, wrong?
Is it Tebow against the world?
In short, Yes.
I can tell you that, as a Christian, I believe Tim Tebow went to New York for one reason, and one reason only. He brings Christianity to New York in a way that Billy Graham, DL Moody, Charles Spurgeon, or even the great Billy Sunday never could. Tebow is going into the belly of the beast. He will preach Christ and Him crucified every day in as few or many words as he chooses. And until he fails as a football player, no one will shut him up. No one will cut him off. And Christ will be glorified.
I know what you're thinkin'.
What if he fails?
They killed Jesus for claiming to be God.
New York, New York. If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere.
I pray that he succeeds.