Tim Tebow says he never asked out of wildcat formation


Tim Tebow did not ask out of the wildcat package last week. The backup quarterback for the Jets is upset that critics say he quit on the New York Jets.

“For people to not know the situation and start to bash your character and say you’re a phony, you’re a fake and you’re a hypocrite, I think that’s what’s disappointing and that’s what’s frustrating,” Tebow said, via ESPNNewYork. “It’s a football game. It’s one thing if you’re good or bad at football, but your character and integrity, that’s who you are as a man.

“That’s a lot more important. That’s what’s disappointing for me and frustrating because I take that way more serious than I’ll ever take a football game.”

ESPN analyst Merrill Hoge recently called Tebow “phony as a three dollar bill” after the original story broke.

Tebow met with Jets head coach Rex Ryan last Tuesday. After that meeting Ryan removed Tebow from the Wildcat formation inserting Jeremy Kerley in his role. The Jets lost to San Diego on Sunday. Ryan said after the game that it was his decision to not use Tebow in the wildcat formation.

“I never said, ‘Hey, I don’t want to do anything or I won’t do anything,'” Tebow said. “That wasn’t the talk at all. He knows that and everybody on this team knows I would never not do something if I was asked.”