Tim Tebow Introduced To More Than 200 Reporters

Jets' highly publicized backup QB introduced at team's Morris County training facility.

Tebow Mania hit New Jersey on Monday, but it was the media and not the fans who bombarded the New York Jets’ Morris County training facility as the most-publicized backup QB acquisition ever was officially unveiled.

Tim Tebow spoke to reporters for the first time since the trade, saying he expects a "great working relationship" with current quarterback Mark Sanchez, according to ESPN.com

Tebow’s introductory conference caused a larger crowd than any free agent, trade, or Rex Ryan comment fallout Gang Green has ever seen since moving to the Atlantic Health Jets Training Facility in Florham Park. The proof: it was the first time the team ever had to herd the press into the field house to accommodate a greater presence. More than 200 media members reportedly attended.

Yet, the organization actually attempted to downplay the event, with none of the team’s top brass attending, including general manager Mike Tannenbaum. The Jets also refrained from officially calling it a press conference.

It was the first time the team’s prized acquisition was presented to the media at-large since the team traded for the then-Denver Bronco on Wednesday. .

Tebow flew into and came to the complex following his arrival. Fans made their way to welcome him last week, though they weren’t seen in droves on Monday like the media was. In fact, a blog by ESPN.com giving the play-by-play from Florham Park covered the media presence itself in multiple posts before Tebow spoke.

eyes wide shut March 27, 2012 at 12:54 PM
Kevin March 27, 2012 at 01:18 PM
I have never disliked my team more then I do right now. How is this going to make the Jets better. I hope this works but likely it will not. This is another case of the Jets being the Jets. They can not even do a press conference right. When was the last time you saw one and the player was not introduced by some high ranking official of the organization. Area of needs O lineman, running back, safety and pass rushing end. They signed a safety in Landry already. Tebow can not play the other three areas of need therefore this is a bad trade. The others areas need to be addressed for this to have a shot. Sanchez gives the Jets the best chance to win not Tebow. If you think Sanchez gets booed now badly wait and see what happens to Tebow if he gets a start and plays badly. We will then see how excited his is to play here.
jp1 March 28, 2012 at 06:27 PM
Who cares?
CHRIS FOX April 02, 2012 at 01:01 PM
I agree with you big time, I tend to root for the underdog, in which Tebow has always been, for such a bad QB ( they say) he has been a leader throughout his carreer on every team he played on, I had a chance to watch the special they had on him and the boy is an animal, he will survive in this league and he will show and prove to all the naysayers, I'll wait and see how everyone will jump on the bandwagon when he gets his chance.
jp1 April 02, 2012 at 03:44 PM
Also over rated and overhyped.


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