Posted January 21, 2013

Jets owner Woody Johnson claims Tim Tebow was “forced” on him

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Owner Woody Johnson says Tebow was "forced" on him. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Owner Woody Johnson says Tebow was “forced” on him. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Former Broncos GM Ted Sundquist, who interviewed for the Jets GM job nine days ago, said owner Woody Johnson told him the Tebow trade wasn’t his idea. Johnson said the trade was “forced” on him and team president Neil Glat.

Johnson and Glat are added to a growing list of Jets sources who never wanted Tebow. Rex Ryan also washed his hands of it, saying that he would have played Tebow if he thought the backup QB could help the team win.

Johnson seems to have cast blame for the Tebow drama on former GM Mike Tannenbaum, who got the ax  after the Jets’ disappointing season.

The Jets are expected to part ways with Tebow next month.


47 comments
JamesDickason
JamesDickason

Baloney--Quit crying Johnson. Sundquist, you have really made an impression on folks now with your whining. Man up guy.

ijohnc1
ijohnc1

ijohnc1

I don't watch pro football anymore, seems like the  owners all want to coach or call the plays from the heated box.

What little I do know about it, Tebow was a winner in college and Hiesman trophy, and the Broncos got farther last season with him than Manning.

The Jets were forced to takeTebow how?  Tebow will make some team a winner, it just won't be the Jets.

Personally I think God is on Tebows side, and the Jets owner whats his name, will be like the owner of the cowboys, getting his rocks off and getting a new coach every couple of years, about the only thing that makes him feel good.

europoljuice
europoljuice

BULL CRAP!!   He's the owner. He writes the checks!! As always..blame the guys that are already gone. Besides...How much worse could they get??? And REX RYAN said he would have played him if he thought it would help him win!!  LMAO!!  REX..your weak!!  You better sharpen up your DEFENCE SKILLZZZ..  Cause you ain't gona be a head coach after this next year!!

BobBuieSr
BobBuieSr

What Mr Woods don't know is that "money can't buy happiness"

SherriKirkRoberts
SherriKirkRoberts

I am so sick of the Jets blaming their failure as a team on outside forces.  It pisses me off to no end how they have treated Tebow.  I mean you can just see the guys spirit being stomped and smeared into the ground.  If I know anything it is that Tebow is a nice guy and will give his all to a team.  The jets suck because they blame him for their pathetic coaching and pathetic starting QB.  Poor Tebow just wants to play and damn people since when do we not build up a team around a QB and build up their confidence and skill?  What happened to giving someone a few years to get in the groove.  So what if their wildcat offense didn't work.  I still think Tebow can play, he just needs a bit of work and polish.  But running your mouth and talking trash about him every chance you get is wrong.  What do you think that does to his confidence and feelings about his team?  Great way to break a good man you jerks.  Pathetic.  

AndrewMaddox
AndrewMaddox

Man TEBOW GAVE U GUYS THE BEST CHANCE U HAD TO WIN!!!! With those 2 other qb the JETS played wth last year,u guys had zero chance of winning...And win u didnt!! So wht are u dunb owners,GMS,and head coaches talking about??? TEBOW didnt play and u guys didnt win...DUHHHHHH"... U guys speak as if TEBOW played...TEBOW didnt play at all and the JETS didnt WIN...Wow it wasnt TEBOW...Try blaming the GM,COACHES,HEAD COACH,AND STARTING QB...TEBOW NEVER TOUCH THE FIELD!!! BUT THEY DID,AND IM SURE HE'S BETTER THAN SANCHEZ...

logicalposition
logicalposition

Tebow is too white and too nice to play in the NFL. He's never been to prison and he doesn't beat females or talk trash.

austexcal
austexcal

Despite his questionable skillset, at least Tebow gives it his all and competes

SteveRedmond
SteveRedmond

Two knuckleheads owner Woody and coach Rex had their virtue compromised when Tim Tebow was "forced upon them". Say what? are they kidding. These two make Inspector Clouseau look like a rocket scientist. Please Woody sell the team to someone who care and has a brain-- yours must have been donated to a lab along with Rex's for a back up. These Jets clownfish will never have a winning team. Just utterly pathetic to hear them whine and now to see how they can trade away any top talent they have to cut payroll. Shoulda thought about that before giving Mark Sanchez the franchise keys ot the automobile when it is clear he will never be more than a 3rd rate quarterback in the NFL

Loose Cannon
Loose Cannon

I think the Jets thought tebow was good unitl they got him on the team. It's obvious Jets wanted to do that stupid wildcat popwarner thing. They hire sparano and tebow? hmmm.....  They wanted to run the wildcat but then realized it is lame. I thought had the Jets made the playoff, they would pull out the wildcat as some sort of "secret weapon"

they missed the playoffs because they are a terrible team and have a terrible QB and have a really bad head coach

The Yew Nork Futt Bumbles

FreddyKool
FreddyKool

FREDDYKOOL:    WHO FORCED HIM GOD????

HerbertKaufman
HerbertKaufman

Nobody forces Woody Johnson to do anything. He is the owner of the team which means that nobody is over him. He has the final word on everything and anything the Jets do or don't do. He's full of you-know-what.

MikeYoung
MikeYoung

Success has a thousand fathers. Failure is an orphan.

pandah462
pandah462

Tebow was owned by a guy named Woody Johnson.  That's fun.

RobertM
RobertM

Pathetic does not describe this situation if it is true. What it does reveal though is that NO JET FAN should remain so as long as this weak doof is the owner. All of the Jets problems clearly stem from one place...the owner.  Wow!!! 

RedNeckerson
RedNeckerson

Maybe Johnson needs to look up the definition of "owner". Ridiculous. I'm not sure if Tebow will ever be a successful NFL QB, but one thing is certain. He's got way too much class as a person to fit in with this organization.

the beast
the beast

Spineless...not taking ownership

Pares Hilton
Pares Hilton

Tebow "forced on owner"

If that were true, root cause of Jets problems. Weak ownership. Just say no if you don't want him.

Brannon Nelson
Brannon Nelson

I still think that Tebow would be a good fit for the '9ers next season as a backup. He's the same type of quarterback as Kaepernick, but nowhere near as good. Trade A.Smith to the Jets for Tebow, a 2nd and 3rd round pick, and some extra $, and it'd be a win-win for both teams...

BradFinkelstein
BradFinkelstein

Either Sundquist is lying or Johnson is spreading a giant layer of BS. Any decision to bring in a Tebow comes from the top because of the cap issues.

SandraDale
SandraDale

Give me a break! What kind of owner is ever forced to spend money on someone he does not want??? The Jets should appreciate the only classy individual the team has seen in years.

Bags
Bags

Blame it on the guy who's gone. Jets continue to be the worst franchise in pro sports.

Lacentral
Lacentral

Bump the owner! jet's not worth a pot to piss in & throw out!

anopinionatedsob
anopinionatedsob

Ever see so many "experts" on the game of football doing the CYA after they screwed the pooch on a guy's career by their total incompitence??? Going by their standards, Jhonny Unitas was a failure at QB and we all know the answer to that little issue. Tebow does everything wrong but he wins games and last time I looked, that was the object of playing the game. The kid ought to sue them senseless over what they did to him!

Geno
Geno

Total BS.

 

If he is no good, then why did they keep him on the roster ALL season and pay his contract.If they had cut him, I guarantee you that someone would have taken him and found a way to use his talents.

 

What a loser organization.

Mervis
Mervis

Man what a circle jerk that team is. Everybody stand in a circle and point to the guy to your right.

Redbeard
Redbeard

Wait a minute Woody - you're the owner.  You have final say on everything.  Be a man and accept the responsibility for the screw-up.  

Mujo
Mujo

 @SteveRedmond NO!! Please don't sell the team, Woody! And whatever you do, don't fire Ryan. Keep going down the same road because I love to watch the pathetic Jets lose. That Thanksgiving 3 Stooges display by Sanchez and boys was the most fun I've had watching football in a long time!

DavidPeters
DavidPeters

 @Brannon Nelson NOBODY is giving up a 2nd round pick or a 3rd round pick for Tebow.  At best he has potential to be a star fullback or tight end.  He does NOT have the potential to be a star quarterback in the NFL.

pandah462
pandah462

 @Brannon Nelson Said Tebow: "Oh, goodness.  San Francisco?  There's even more sin there than in NY!"

Kp
Kp

 @Bags Jets and Chargers could have a good battle over which team has more incompetents in ownership and front office.

johnwit78
johnwit78

 @Redbeard  is the screw up not playing Tebow  or being a spineless slug

Kp
Kp

 @Redbeard Woody's never had to develop a backbone.  All his life he's had his ass kissed.  Accepting responsibility is for the dupes who's salaries Woody pays. 

drbcool
drbcool

@JoeyBagadoughnutz Somebody get this dirtbag off this thread. He's stuck in the toilet.

Dracula
Dracula

 @JohnMasters  Congratulations on being the most whining p*$$y response today. Your panties must be flying.

RobertM
RobertM

 @pandah462 Exactly. If it were not true I would think it some Hollywood movie or other thing that was fake and made up just to entertain people. Really just very unbelievable and bizarre. With a name like that it may be some big hoax or spoof like an Adam Sandler movie about an NFL team owner.

555sexydrive
555sexydrive

 @frisco49ers Or wishing he could fulfill that role of good humanitarian, yet we all know besides him that he really wants to get his dirty hands on young boys.  Afterall his name is bag of nuts.

JohnMasters
JohnMasters

 @Dracula  Wow, really? Calling someone out on their racism is a "whining p*$$y" response? I'd be insulted, but I've considered the source and it's kind of hard to get upset at some guy who trolls the internet as "Dracula".