(FLORHAM PARK, N.J.) — There’s more drama in Jets land. As the team prepares for their final game of the season on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills, backup quarterback Tim Tebow has finally spoken out about the way he’s been used this season.
Tebow says he never asked out of running the wildcat and would never not do anything he was asked to help the team out.
“For people to not know the situation and to bash your character and say you’re a phony, you’re a fake and you’re a hypocrite, I think that’s what’s disappointing and that’s what’s frustrating,” he said. “It’s a football game. That’s one thing, if you’re good or bad at football, but your character and integrity, that’s who you are as a man.”
Tebow says all he ever wanted to get a chance to be quarterback this season.
“I never said, ‘Hey, I don’t want to do anything or I won’t do anything,'” Tebow said. “That wasn’t the talk at all. [Jets head coach Rex Ryan] knows that and everybody on this team knows I would never not do something if I was asked.”
Mark Sanchez, who was benched last weekend, will get the start against the Bills, after the Jets announced on Thursday that Greg McElroy has a concussion.
“I’m not going to speak on that stuff,” said Sanchez on Tebow’s character. “We’re ready for Buffalo and that’s our goal this week, that’s all we’re talking about.”
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Lois M. Collins, Deseret News