Report: Tim Tebow was forced on Jets owner
The New York Jets season is over. They will presumably part ways with quarterback Tim Tebow. With both of those statements in mind, you would think that the subject of their pairing would begin to die down.
Jets owner Woody Johnson does not answer to anyone. He apparently felt the need to discuss Tebow with GM candidates when the team was looking for one.
Former Broncos exec Ted Sundquist interviewed for the job and told ESPN that Johnson never wanted Tebow at any point during the team’s acquisition of him.
He stated that Tebow was “forced” on Johnson and team president Niel Glat by former GM Mike Tannenbaum who was terminated after the 2012-13 debacle.
Johnson apparently ”jumped on board” with the idea because he trusted the braintrust that he brought in to run the show.
Eventually the situation played out to everyone’s discontent and now Johnson is ready to cut bait.
“They realized it was divisive and hard on the locker room, and they wanted an exit strategy,” Sundquist said.
Johnson has been pegged by many analysts as the guy that forced Tebow on his staff not vice-versa.
When the dominoes fall, Johnson is still the owner of the team.
He does not answer to anybody.
You really can’t “force” a situation on the person that has the final say.
Johnson may have been talked into a bad idea, but I’m not sure force is the right term to rock with.
This leak all but slams the door shut on the latest stop on the Tebow train.
His next destination may be the road to nowhere.
His skill ( or lack thereof) is not the downside to the negative aspect of his appeal.
Tim Tebow stands at the eye of a hurricane that sensible football teams don’t want to rebuild from in the aftermath of his wake.