We all witnessed it. Whether we enjoyed it or not, Tim Tebow dominated headlines for what seemed like an eternity after replacing Kyle Orton in Denver. After somehow leading the Broncos to the playoffs and a first round win, the young quarterback now finds himself behind Mark Sanchez of the New York Jets.
Many speculate the acquisition of Tebow to be New York’s way of giving Sanchez an ultimatum. From the moment he was signed, a national spotlight was shined on the Jets’ locker room as the backup quarterback was host to hoards of media. Of course, Tebow flawlessly dealt with his fame and continued to impress his followers.
With New York fans, who are only capable of comprehending the here and now, Sanchez wont be given much room for error.
As the attention on the Jets heightened, it became clear that Sanchez was under a lot of pressure. Having the most popular player in football breathing down your neck just waiting to take your starting position is not a pleasant situation. As the recipient of constant criticism, it’s clear that the moment Sanchez shows any flaws, fans will be begging for Tebow. Sanchez seems confident in his job security, but it would be ridiculous to think the guy isn’t feeling at least a little bit of pressure. With New York fans, who are only capable of comprehending the here and now, Sanchez wont be given much room for error.
Although many feel sympathy for Sanchez, Kris Jenkins calls us to not overlook the pressure on Tebow. The ex-defensive tackle claimed, “There’s pressure on Sanchez, but there’s also pressure on Tebow, and fans will expect him to perform like he did in Denver.” As a young player, playing for New York can be very intimidating. No matter how hard you work, you’re either loved or hated and the answer is strictly based on your performance.
Playing for New York can be very intimidating. No matter how hard you work, you’re either loved or hated strictly based on your performance.
If fans are expecting the success he somehow managed to uphold last year, Tebow has a lot to live up to. Aside from the blowout loss to the Patriots that finished off his season, the “GMC Never Say Never Moment of the Year” winner has a series of miraculous comebacks on his resume that New York will be looking for him to repeat. Don’t think New York fans will sympathize with him just because he’s Tim Tebow. Once he starts to struggle, or doesn’t pull off a 15-point comeback with three minutes left in the game, Jets fans will be demanding another quarterback.
Sure, Tim Tebow will always have his fans who decided to like football because of his character and religious values. However, the young quarterback is still facing a lot of pressure. He currently has the faith of New York, but one or two mistakes and he’s back to being a nobody.
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Michael T Carr May 16th
Another good article, Craig Lowell.
Charlie Lobosco May 1st
This is a very compelling story because Mr. Collins is a very passionate, tough, intelligent, athelete taking on some additional responsibliity to help others as…
Scott Cohen May 1st
Charlie.. very well said.. he does have guts
Scott Cohen May 1st
but it shouldn’t require guts. .like you said it’s nobody’s business but his own
Hisham Zameeth April 30th
best player ever…..
Kareem Musa Mayowa April 29th
We don’t need to be hopeless about the situation bryant his. Because even david villa situation also up to the level of his own to…
Maritess Lim April 28th
I still believe in KOBE’s power…… He is still the best…… He will make it possible no matter what……
mimi_aragon84 April 28th
I feel no pity for him. First of all, it is EAGLE, COLORADO, not Eagleton, secondly he enjoyed success and adulation from fans from 2003…
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