Tim Tebow destroyed in new John Elway book
Tim Tebow is polarizing, not because he is a polarizing person, but rather, some folks are divided on the former Heisman Trophy winner and Florida quarterback.
Tebow became an SEC legend at Florida, winning 2 national championships and becoming the first-ever sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy. Gators fans — and many other SEC fans — still adore Tebow and followed his career in the NFL and the MLB.
While Tebow’s professional prospects were largely negative coming out of Florida, the Denver Broncos — under then-head coach Josh McDaniels — drafted Tebow in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft. McDaniels was let go after the season, and under John Elway’s leadership, John Fox was hired.
2011 was a disaster start for Denver with Kyle Orton at quarterback, and the fans were loudly calling for Tebow to take over. Well, he did, and he helped lead Denver to a rather strong finish, including a first-round NFL Playoff win against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
A new book by sports journalist Jason Cole titled, “Elway: A Relentless Life,” dives into the 2011 season and trashes Tebow in the process.
The book, according to DailyMail, calls Tebow “egotistical and money hungry.” The book alleges that Tebow, a devout Christian, charged $50,000 to speak at churches, and it also alleges that Elway’s wife, Janet, asked Tebow to do an appearance at a charity event and Tebow’s brother said it would be $50,000 for an appearance. She ultimately declined.
One Denver staffer also allegedly called Tebow, “The most self-centered humble guy I’ve ever met.”
Cole also writes in the book about his on-field play, “As one teammate put it bluntly that season: ‘He has no idea what’s going on out there. If the first read doesn’t work, he’s just making it up.'”
Tebow eventually found himself out of the NFL and made a run at playing professional baseball. He’s been in the minor leagues the last several years in addition to hosting the SEC Network’s pregame show on Saturday mornings during football season.