Tim TebowÂ may be a second-stringer, but his presence â€” more than that of any other player â€” will be felt at Jets training camp. Â Read more after the jump.
The Jetsâ€™ training camp takes place at the State University of New York at Cortland, and officials there say theyâ€™re already preparing for swelling crowds made up of church groups that will travel from far away to watch Tebow sweat through August practices and run the Wildcat offense.
â€œA couple months ago,Â I got a call from a church group, then anotherÂ and I thought it was interesting, not groups we normally get calls from,â€ Jim Dempsey of the Cortland County Convention and Visitors Bureau told the New York Daily News. â€œRight now, we have no way of knowing how many more groups will come because of Tim Tebow. But we expect a lot.â€
Tebow has a track record of drawing huge crowds of Evangelical Christians, with tens of thousands attending his Easter sermon in Texas and his Fatherâ€™s Day sermon in California. And starting next week, the crowds will follow him to Jets camp.