Posted August 23, 2012

Tim Tebow to Boomer Esiason: I’m a proven NFL quarterback


Tim Tebow said he has proven his ability as NFL quarterback. (Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Tim Tebow told one of his biggest critics that he has already proven himself as an NFL quarterback.

Tebow appeared on a segment of Boomer & Carton on WFAN radio despite Boomer Esiason’s open skepticism of his NFL quarterbacking abilities, going so far as to suggest the Jets cut him.


Does it mean more to hear people say Tim Tebow NFL quarterback or Tim Tebow NFL player?

“I think more than anything you would want someone to say ‘there’s someone that helps the team win football games.’ That’s ultimately why you play the game is to win and however I can help a team win football games, that’s what I want to do. It’s been my dream since I was six-years-old to be an NFL quarterback and I’m very thankful I have gotten the opportunity to live that dream and I’m continuing to live that dream.”

How he would classify himself:

“I consider myself a quarterback that they ask me to do other things to help this team. If I have the ability and attributes to go do something else and help this team then I’m going to put my heart and soul into doing that.”

If he felt the playoff win over the Steelers was the validation he was looking for:

“I don’t think it was just that moment. I think it was the six game winning streak, I think it was some of the come-from-behind wins, I think it was helping lead my team to a playoff game and then it was great playing the number one defense in the NFL in our stadium and being able to win a big playoff game and then go play Tom Brady and the Patriots but there were a lot of special things last season. That’s in the past.”


QB is the most over-hyped position in professional sports. The reality, as proven by both superbowl winning quarterbacks and Darth Belichick is that virtually ANY QB, that is on ANY NFL roster can manage an offense provided they have an adequate line and a quality running back. Tom Brady, Bernie Kosar, John Elway and Eli Manning proved that. The game is won and lost by defense. Period. Boomer Esiason couldn't carry Tebow's jock when it comes to being an athlete, a leader or a man.