Apparently, Peter Tebow lacks the tact of his brother, Tim, as his recent foray in the Twitterverse just gave every other NFL team a reason to not invite Tebowmania onto their rosters.
We'll get to the other Tebow's comments in a moment, but first, we have to set the stage.
On Saturday, the Denver Broncos hosted the Baltimore Ravens in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs. Despite being heavily favored, the Broncos lost 38-35 in the second overtime.
Denver lost after the Ravens kicked a field goal following a costly and bad interception by Peyton Manning. As the winning kick sailed between the uprights, you could feel the hope created by the unbridled anticipation of a Super Bowl in the hearts of Broncos fans evaporating from the stadium.
This was supposed to be a special season in Denver.
After all, the Broncos signed Manning and jettisoned Tim Tebow this past offseason to take their team to the next level. Now, the Broncos have lost in the Divisional Round two years in a row.
So, Peter Tebow decided those conditions were appropriate to send out this tweet:
Am I the only one in Denver who's happy right now?— Peter Tebow (@petertebow) January 13, 2013
What a petty display of gloating.
Look, I get that Peter's stance is really a defense of his brother, but what was the point of this? The only thing this is going to prove is that Tim Tebow is not just a borderline NFL player, but one that comes with an unprecedented amount of baggage.
Anywhere Tebow goes, the media follows.
Of course, the media follows Tebow because he is such a polarizing and famous figure. The guy inspires passion in fans whether they are supporters or detractors.
As we saw as Tebow sat mostly inactive for the Jets this past season, the distractions caused by all of this hype around him can outweigh the positives he brings.
Tebow will almost certainly be cut by the Jets this offseason, and he'll be a free agent. However, finding a new team may be no easy task.
Many speculated that Tebow would wind up with the quarterback-starved Jacksonville Jaguars. However, ESPN's Paul Kuharsky notes that this notion was shot down by Jaguars GM David Caldwelland.
It was already becoming clear that the negatives attached with Tebowmania outweighed the positives. Now, on top of all of that, we have Peter popping off and rubbing salt in the wounds of an entire city.
If Tebow was an outstanding quarterback, or even one good enough to play over Mark Sanchez, Peter's comments would be quickly overlooked by prospective teams. However, he is not. He is a backup plan in the NFL at best, and one who comes with overly passionate fans, and now a petty brother.