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Tim Tebow has yet to speak to the media over signing his one-year deal with the Jaguars, but he is taking his new position seriously as he tries to work his way onto the roster.
Many have begun following Tebow since he inked with Jacksonville, which is to be expected. He is now working at OTAs trying to show that he should be a part of the team.
A ton of people are supporting the 33-year-old’s effort to come back to the NFL, but some have a few concerns and think that TebowMania is getting a little too much hype at this point.
It’s been a problem since the Denver Broncos drafted him years ago. Tebow — no matter what he does, good or bad — gets a LOT of attention at camp, which is causing a distraction for the team.
While Tebow isn’t the one feeding into it, he’s still a part of it, and it’s a tough circle to get out of it he wants to just be ‘one of the guys.’
“If there’s one common complaint I’ve heard from his past coaches about it, it’s not that he’s actively fueling it,” Breer wrote in SI’s Monday Morning Quarterback.
“More so, it’s that he doesn’t do anything to calm it down. And not talking is probably the best thing he can do to calm it down. For now, anyway.”
The media in Jacksonville is waiting on pins and needles for Tebow to speak, but thus far he’s issued only one statement.
“I want to thank the Jaguars for the opportunity to compete and earn the chance to be part of this team,” Tebow said in the statement.
“I know it will be a challenge, but it is a challenge I embrace. I am dedicated to taking the direction of our coaching staff and learning from my teammates. I appreciate everyone’s support as I embark on this new journey.”