Tim Tebow, the devout, God-fearing former NFL quarterback-turned-minor leaguer, took a shot at the Jets on Sunday in order to make a greater point about the holiday, Zach Braziller of the New York Post reports.
“What we are talking about is the greatest trade in the history of the world. There have been some really big trades. The Red Sox traded Babe Ruth [to the Yankees] for $100,000. How’s that for a trade?
“Wayne Gretzky was traded for a couple of scrubs. How’s that for a trade?
“I got traded to the Jets. How’s that for a trade? That didn’t work out for anybody. When’s the last time a Jets trade worked out? Anyway, that’s beside the point.”
Tebow, the 32-year-old former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback at Florida, spent one year with the Jets, in 2012, and flopped as a fullback and tight end. He failed to parlay preseason auditions with the Patriots (2013) and Eagles (2015) into roster spots before becoming a college football analyst at ESPN and getting a baseball shot with the Mets. Tebow has played parts of three minor league seasons since September 2016, reaching as high as Triple-A, though he hit just .163 there last season in 77 games.
But he hasn’t forgotten about the Jets, who have suffered four straight losing seasons and haven’t reached the playoffs since 2010.
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