Tim Tebow to become Times Square Tim in New York, says Focus on the Family
"New York is the number one media market in the country," Schneeberger concedes. "But when people were saying that was the reason he wanted to go there, well, when he was on his hot streak last year, he couldn't have gotten much more media-saturation. The cover of USA Today is about as big as you're going to get whether you're in New York or anywhere else -- and yesterday, 15,000 people turned out to see him at a church in Texas, not New York. But I know Tim didn't go to New York to ratchet up endorsement deals. He's focused on playing football."
Will he get that chance for the Jets?
Tim Tebow and his mom in the Focus on the Family Super Bowl ad.
"I think Tim Tebow's chances of being a starting quarterback with New York are better right now than they would be with the Denver Broncos after getting Peyton Manning," Schneeberger replies. "Mark Sanchez is a good young quarterback, but he's no Peyton Manning. So Tim's got a pretty good shot of making the starting lineup if he performs well. And as a backup quarterback, he's just great. There was a guy for the Buffalo Bills in the '90s named Frank Reich. He backed up Jim Kelly, and when Kelly was hurt, he led the greatest comeback in NFL playoff history.
"When you're looking for a backup, you're looking for a guy who can come in and win a game for you. And if Tebow proved anything last year, it's that he can win football games. Defenses will have schemed for Sanchez, and in comes Tebow, a proven winner."
The bottom line for Schneeberger: "I think it's a good move for the Broncos, a good move for the Jets, and a good move for Tim Tebow, who I'm certain will prosper."
Amen to that.
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