Tim Tebow 'Not Sure' If He Will Ever Be a Starting NFL Quarterback Again

Brendan O'HareContributor IMarch 31, 2012

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - MARCH 26:  Quarterback Tim Tebow addresses the media as he is introduced as a New York Jet at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center on March 26, 2012 in Florham Park, New Jersey. Tebow, traded from the Denver Broncos last week, will be the team's backup quarterback according to Jets head coach Rex Ryan. Tebow, the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner, started 11 games in 2011 for Denver and finished with a 7-4 record as a starter. He led the Broncos to a playoff overtime win against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round before eventually losing to the New England Patriots in the next round.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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Tim Tebow put on his happiest face to mask his new-found sadness during an interview with 1050 ESPN Radio, in which he attempted to address his future as a professional football player:

"I don't know what the future holds, but I know who holds my future, that's something that has always given me peace and comfort. That's why I don't have to worry about the future. I can just worry about today and worry about becoming better as a football player and a person."

He also said that he was "not sure" if he would ever be a starting NFL quarterback again. Sigh. If the Bleacher Report Style Guide allowed for it, I would put a frowny-face emoticon beginning every paragraph.

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Tebow then goes on to say that he wants to "be the best quarterback, best teammate, best football player I can be and just be someone that adds something to that locker room," hinting at his real motives as a New York Jet.

You aren't just "the best quarterback you can be" and not plan to be a starter. Tebow obviously wants the primary gig, and will never ever make a speech declaring his true feelings; instead we get these soundbites laced with subliminal hints that Tebow isn't too pleased about his current job position.

But jeez. "Not sure?" One could just dress Tebow in all black and loop Kansas songs in the background.