The New York Jets said earlier this week that they were going to limit Tim Tebow’s media exposure but that could change if HBO comes knocking on their door. Jets owner Woody Johnson said that he’d consider doing the reality series again but no one has asked him about it yet.
“I’ve heard [the speculation], but we’ve yet to receive a formal invitation… And when we do, we will take a look at it.”
The Jets would be the perfect candidate for the HBO show. The team just acquired media magnet Tim Tebow, and although the Jets have said that Mark Sanchez’ starting position is safe, there’s bound to be a little competition between the two quarterbacks during the off-season.
ESPN reports that the Jets did “Hard Knocks” two years ago and it didn’t prove to be much of a distraction. The Jets reached the AFC Championship game despite having the cameras hanging around their locker rooms.
Still, the Jets are a little weary about the media attention that Tebow will bring to the team so signing up for “Hard Knocks” isn’t a sure thing. Johnson said:
“I think all those concerns, the positives and negatives, we’d have to look at, sit around the table and say yay or nay… It’s not a perfect science. But we’d use our best judgment at that point.”
Tight End Dustin Keller admits that there could be some drama this season but said that the cameras would push the team to try harder. Keller said:
“With everything that’s going on right now, there definitely couldn’t be any more exposure than there already is. If there’s something that’s good for the team, why not do it? (The show is) not something that would affect us in a negative way. If anything, when you have all those cameras pointed at you, it makes you want to push yourself that much more … It definitely can’t hurt.”
Would you like to see the Jets be the focus of HBO’s “Hard Knocks” again?