Tim Tebow to Jets wasn’t in ‘anybody’s best interest,’ Giants co-owner says


Tim Tebow has had a number of speaking engagements this offseason. (James Brosher / AP)

Tim Tebow struggled last year, unable to get onto the field as the New York Jets’ quarterback. The problem might be his arm — Prince Harry threw a football Monday and a number of people snarked that he might have a better motion. Or, according to one of the New York Giants’ owners, it just might be the Jets.

“You know, I feel badly for the guy,” Tisch said (via TMZ) on Sunday night. “Had another team picked him up, after the Broncos, maybe he’d have a career. I think him going from the Broncos to the Jets was not in anybody’s best interest. So I do feel badly for him.”

Tebow arrived in New York to great fanfare in March 2012, months after leading the Broncos into the playoffs as Tebowmania reigned in the NFL. But even with Mark Sanchez struggling, Tebow wasn’t an option for the Jets. He completed 6-of-8 passes for 39 yards and rushed 32 times for 102 yards, then was cut by the Jets on April 30.

So far, he’s drawn tepid interest — and none from an NFL team. He’s heard from the Omaha Beef of the Champions Indoor Professional Football League and, over the weekend, the Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League. The latter is particularly intriguing because former NFL quarterback Ron Jaworski is a part owner. The league formerly known as the Lingerie Football League (now the Legends Football League) also offered him a gig.

“I think he should try to get a job in the NFL, not in the Lingerie League,” Tisch said with a laugh.

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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