Jets' Tebow was '3 or 4' since playing so little

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 23, 2012 at 7:28 pm •  Published: December 23, 2012
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Otherwise, it has been a lot of standing around for Tebow. There were several moments throughout the game Sunday when the defense was on the field and McElroy and Sanchez went over the game plan with offensive coordinator Tony Sparano, while Tebow was off to the side talking with other teammates.

"I think first and foremost, you try to do what's right and you try to do your best and you try to treat others the way you want to be treated," Tebow said. "Those were three things that my high school football coach taught me and it's still just as true to this day."

Tebow was then asked if he feels he has been treated right by the Jets, and he then laughed twice.

"I have a lot of great relationships with people in the Jets organization and this team," he said. "It's been a privilege to be a part of this team."

He also avoided a question about whether he thinks he has been given a fair chance in New York, saying he wants to focus on the future.

That future could include his hometown Jacksonville Jaguars, who will pursue Tebow in the offseason, according to an ESPN report. He laughed off the rumors that he could be heading back to his hometown and the only other team besides the Jets that tried to acquire him last offseason.

"We've just got to find a way to beat the Buffalo Bills next Sunday," Tebow said.

Tebow was asked if it was perhaps his agent Jimmy Sexton who is floating out those rumors, and the quarterback strongly defended him saying he has "Jimmy's back."

He also disagreed with the notion that perhaps the situation was a distraction to the team as they prepared for Sunday's game.

"You look around and see all the reports and, golly, there's a lot of random news going out there," Tebow said. "Guys in this locker room, they don't pay attention. So, to say it was a distraction I think is false. I don't think it's a distraction to anybody in this locker room. That's the first I even heard of it. It's not a big deal."

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