Damn. If Tebow would have prospered (for lack of terms) with the Jets, I’m pretty sure we wouldn’t be hearing this song and dance from Jets’ owner Woody Johnson. Check out what he reportedly said about Tim Tebow now.
The perception of the Tim Tebow trade is that it was the brainchild of owner Woody Johnson, but that’s not how it was presented to at least one GM candidate in his interview with the Jets.
Former Broncos GM Ted Sundquist, who interviewed for the job nine days ago, said Johnson told him it wasn’t his idea. According to Sundquist, Johnson said the trade was “forced” on them — meaning him and team president Neil Glat, who also participated in the interview. That makes it sound like Johnson was blaming former GM Mike Tannenbaum for the Tebow debacle; in a sense, Johnson did exactly that, firing Tannenbaum. Johnson also said, according to Sundquist, that he eventually “jumped on board” with the idea, deferring to his football people.
“They realized it was divisive and hard on the locker room, and they wanted an exit strategy,” Sundquist told ESPNNewYork.com, sharing the vibe he received from Johnson and Glat. The Jets are expected to part ways with Tebow next month.