Tim Tebow has a new book coming out and believe it or not, there are some noteworthy details about his time with the New England Patriots.
Tebow signed a two-year deal with the Patriots prior to the start of the 2013 season. Prior to training camp, Tebow received a $1 million offer for a one-day commercial shoot.
Before taking the commercial, Tebow asked Patriots head coach Bill Belichick if he should accept the offer. What a mistake:
So when the offer for the one-day commercial turned up, I was sure to discuss the opportunity with him. “I want to know what you think, Coach,” I said. “I respect you and I want to fit in. I want to be one of the guys. Should I do it?”
He thought for a moment and then shook his head. “Timmy, I would really appreciate it if you didn’t.”
Considering Tebow’s NFL resume to that point, the fact that he thought it might be a good idea tells you all you need to know about Tebow.
Accepting that deal would be the most non-Patriot move ever. If Tebow is still upset, get a tissue for your issue my friend.
Tebow’s memories of his New England days didn’t stop there. It included his long-term thoughts on what would happen once he signed:
“When I got to New England, it felt like, ‘this is where I’m supposed to be.’ I get to play behind one of the best of all time, Tom Brady, and then when he retires, it’ll be awesome, playing for Belichick, winning Super Bowls, and then it didn’t go the way I wanted it to.”
What a delusional take. Brady’s heir? No sir, that’s drunk talk.
Tebow refuses to believe that becoming a starting NFL quarterback is a pipe-dream and thinks he was in line to replace Brady.
There is a difference between being positive and being delusional. Tebow’s thoughts on his New England days clearly represent the latter.
His new book, Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life’s Storms, is available in stores.