When things are going rough at work, it helps to get a little pick me up.
Tim Tebow, got just such a gift from a secret admirer on Tuesday when a bouquet of balloons arrived at the New York Jets’ training facility for the star player. The gift, which included a large balloon that read “You’re Special,” arrived for Tebow on the heels of reports in recent weeks that other Jet players had dissed the backup quarterback behind closed doors.
Tebow, a virtual poster boy for positive attitude, called the gift “nice.” The photo of the secret admirer’s balloons was initially tweeted by the New York Post‘s Bart Hubbuch. Tebow added that such gifts aren’t all that unusual for him, and Deadspin noted it wasn’t the first time he’d received such a gift. Tebow, who was a starter before being traded to serve as a backup and wildcat QB in New York, added that it “happens sometimes.”
Fox Sports‘ report on the matter suggests that perhaps the anonymous gift had another source, like maybe a teammate.
Tebow was expected to give the Jets more than just media attention this season, but the New York Jets have struggled to incorporate the NFL’s best known backup into the offense. He has completed just 6 of 7 passes for 39 yards with no touchdowns. Tim Tebow also has 29 rushing attempts for 87 yards and no touchdowns. Tebow has also recorded two tackles this season.
Tim Tebow was a star quarterback and Heisman winner at Florida. After seeing limited time his first season, Tebow led Denver to a 7-4 record after taking over as starter from Kyle Orton. Since coming to New York this season, he has attempted passes in only five games.
Hopefully getting a bouquet of balloons was able to distract Tebow from his troubles at least for a moment.