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Tim Tebow A Quitter? Mark Sanchez To Start Sunday As Rumors Swirl Around NY Jets

New York Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow.

Is Tim Tebow a quitter? The seldom used Jets quarterback will be sitting on the bench once again this Sunday as Rex Ryan has decided to give Mark Sanchez another chance to run the offense during the team’s season finale.

Rumors have been circulating this week that Tebow quit on his team and refused to be a part of the wildcat offense.

Tebow denied the rumors, saying that he was “disappointed” that he has been branded a quitter, but the Jets still aren’t willing to give the former Mile High Messiah a chance as the starting quarterback.

The team benched Mark Sanchez last week but decided to start Greg McElroy instead of Tebow. NFL.com reports that that McElroy is out for a possible concussion for Sunday, and the Jets will put Sanchez back into the starting lineup, once again, instead of Tebow.

If Tebow wasn’t a quitter before, he should be now.

The Jets haven’t given him a fair shot all season, and, with reports circulating that Tebow is moving to Jacksonville next year, the third string quarterback should enjoy the view on Sunday, shake hands with his soon-to-be-former teammates, and say good riddance to New York.

It’s unclear if Tim Tebow is a quitter, but it is clear that the Jets have given up him. The Jets could have mended their broken relationship by starting Tebow in a game that really doesn’t matter for them. Instead, they decided to rub a little more salt in the wound.

What do you think of the Tebow/Jets/Sanchez situation? Are the Jets refusing to play Tebow because he quit on the team?

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46 Responses to “Tim Tebow A Quitter? Mark Sanchez To Start Sunday As Rumors Swirl Around NY Jets”

  1. Dave Albert

    Tim is a great athlete and an even greater person. This is probably the best decision for Tim as he returns home next year, uninjured and ready for a real chance to start and succeed.

  2. Ken Leedom

    I guess the best way to collect the rest of your contract without having to work is to start the worst QB in the league and get fired.

  3. Kathy Desmond

    TEBOW LEAVE NY IN PEACE. KEEP YOUR CLASS. LOOK AT THE JETS RECORD WITH THE STARTER AND THIRD STRING. KEEP SMILING ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK.

  4. Bill McClure

    The Jets are afraid he would win and make them look even worse this weekend. There are neighborhood rec teams run and coached better than the Jet's. Tebow didn't quit, and Ryan backed that up. The Jets as an organization are just a disfunctional laughingstock right now. Losers in their own right! Good Luck Tim, and maybe you will get a shot your next stop. cause all you do is win, and The Jets can't have that now can thet?

  5. Bill McClure

    The Jets are afraid he would win and make them look even worse this weekend. There are neighborhood rec teams run and coached better than the Jet's. Tebow didn't quit, and Ryan backed that up. The Jets as an organization are just a dysfunctional laughingstock right now. Losers in their own right! Good Luck Tim, and maybe you will get a shot your next stop. cause all you do is win, and The Jets can't have that now can they?

  6. Anonymous

    Tebow is all Hype and no substance. He had one good game in 2011 and none this year. Good to see him going away. A few more seasons and its permanent 3rd string time for him.

  7. Chris Ericksen

    I don't wish for anyone to get hurt….maybe Sanchez can catch the flu and not be able to go Sunday….then Nipple Brain Coach Ryan will have to start Tebow…at least then Tebow will get a chance to run more than a series or two in a game knowing he has a chance to show something.

  8. Anonymous

    Tim Tebow leaving NY is just fine by me. He is too much of a class act to be a part of such a classless organization. I'm sure the Jags would be more than happy to play him.

  9. John Rathbun

    I have been jets fan for 30 years. Now I can't stand them. get real you are a bunch of dum a@@ (jets). To the point I don't even want to see another game. Sanass is just a high scool QB and never any more than that.

  10. Joe Mackinac

    Tebow should just be quiet and let the Jets talk themselves into showing what losers they are. And then he can leave NY as a classy guy and go start something elsewhere. Jacksonville or anywhere but NY. He's a good guy.

  11. Darlene Hazouri Harrold

    THEIR COACH IS A BIG FAT LIAR AND WOULD HAVE HAD A WINNING SEASON IF TEBOW HAD TAKEN THE TEAM. TEBOW IS AS AWESOME AS IT GETS….THEIR LOSS. THE WORD QUITTER AND TEBOW DO NOT EVEN GO TOGETHER. GET OUT OF NEW YORK TEBOW…. WHOEVER IS BLESSED ENOUGH TO DRAFT YOU WILL HAVE A WINNING TEAM IF THEY DO IT RIGHT. GOD BLESS YOU TIM AND KEEP YOUR EYES ON JESUS…NOT THE PEOPLE OF THIS WORLD.

  12. Anonymous

    I don't believe Tebow is a quitter , I do believe the Jets lied to him and are perhaps the worst organization in the league.

  13. Gloria Ann Jenkins

    Tebow, a quitter? Not hardly. There are times in life when you know in your heart, its time to move on. Tebow, realizes that there are better days, ahead. He is a young man with alot of potential, and he will be just fine. Life can be tough, even for a child of the King. (Jesus Christ)

  14. Rick Boyd

    Please just come out and say, "I hate Tebow, and I want him to look bad some way, so I am going to grab on to anything possible". Whoever wrote this article makes me puke.

  15. Rick Boyd

    Sorry, wrong article………..my apologies to this writer………on seconde read, he seems rather fair-minded……..

  16. Anonymous

    First of Sanchez is the quitter. He left SC earlry to turn pro after losing to Texas in the Championship game. I am USC fan and not happy with him. Tim Tebow is a class act all the way. Wish there were more like him around football…Another guy is Kellen Moore from Bise state who went undraftedand noe is a 3 rd string QB for Detroit. That's the guy I thought shoild have won the Heisman. 74% passing record, Over 7000 yard passing and 503 record. And Boise State plyed a lot of the big boys and won a Nationl Champioship game against OK. He'ss too short at six feet, has a weak arm althogh I have seen him throught the long ball. and tough as sails. Montana, Young and Flutie had the same things said about them. And by the way he called his own plays. When is the NFL goig to learn? I would like to see Tebow go somewhere else and get his short.

  17. Anonymous

    Rex Ryan is a buffoon who is too stupid to get a job in a circus. The way he has treated Tebow is criminal. Please, someone, tell me why the Jets did this to him. Was it just to make money in ticket and merchandise sales or did they have some truly sinister motive because they're truly evil?

  18. Jon A Mckinnon

    The Jets suck and for only one reason, they haven't started a quarterback this season. Rex Ryan is the worst coach in the NFL.I say trade Tebow and let him play.

  19. William Mack

    what a waste of time watchin the jets games this year or ever. to many hours waching and waiting for tebow.i feel bad for giving the jets games tv ratings. cant wait for tebow to come home ny suxs….go gators!

  20. Fawzia Martin

    Ryan for sure at this point is afraid to play Tebow because if he won, which at this point he probably would cause that's just the it works in life in these type of circumstances, would make him look bad.The coach and the whole organization are idiots, super unprofessional and they don't deserve to win with or without Tebow, which we all know is going to be without Tebow.Talking bout a guy not getting a fair chance, this is the classic example.And whoever the hell Merril Hodge is, he sucks big time, maybe more than Ryan.

  21. Anonymous

    whoever gives Tebow a chance will be blessed because he give God the glory not himself.

  22. Brenda Ladd

    Yes someone who won the Heisman as a sophmore in college has no substance because so many people have done that… not to mention all the other many wins he had…he's just reaaaaally lucky. Nice people who are successful and popular seem to really make insecure people want to tear them down.

  23. Duane Thompson

    yeah sorry ass jet have one one if not the best qb in the nfl and dont want to play him bitch ass jets

  24. Dan Wietzel

    Tim Tebow a quitter? I have seen this man play some awesome football. I have seen him not quit. So easy to sit back and deciede what's in Tims mind when it's something you don't have to deal with. Armchair quarterbacks.

  25. Mary Shitstain

    @ Kathy Desmond TEBOW should also include in his happy departure from HELL, THE SHAKEING OFF OF ALL DUST OFF HIS SHOES, THAT WAY OUR HEAVENLY FATHER, WILL DEAL DIRECTLY, AGAINST THA JEWSIH NEST OF DEVILS.

  26. Mary Shitstain

    @ Don Sadler what JESUS CHRIST, told His disiples, was that, for those that would recive them, the host would not only recive the diciple, but with Him Jesus christ and our Heavenly father would go into the Host's home, but if the deciple was to be rejected, then to go ahead and shake, the dust OFF their feet, and our Heavenly Father will deal with that, home, so if TEBOW just does as our Lord Jesus Chriat told us to do, every thing will go well for Tim Tebow wherever He goes, because He will not go alone, Jesus Christ and The Holy Spirit goes with Him wherever He goes.

  27. Jennifer Smeltzer Chase

    Rex Ryan has to tell me in a press conference how he believes he is the "best man for the job"? Anyone who has to state his own opinion on his own job should lose it. Someone who has to answer questions about his consistent terrible decisions needs to be given an opportunity not to make them anymore. I believe for such a time as this, the "Best man for the job" is Tim Tebow and a Coach who truly is the "best man for the job" would have recognized that, offering a chance, any chance, for his team to win a game, any game! I find that the "best man for the job" just gets the job done.