Despite facing a challenging time in his football career over recent seasons, Tim Tebow has assured that he is happy and well. The football star is crediting his persistently positive outlook to his faith, saying that his identity has never been defined by him being a football player, but instead comes from who he is in Jesus Christ.
"I've never found my identity in who I was as a football player. I found my identity in who I am in Christ. And when you find your identity as a Christian, then regardless of your status, or your fame, or your popularity, or your position, that never changes," Tebow told Sports Illustrated. "So the roller-coaster that the world has always looked at my life and viewed, I'm very thankful that I don't have to live it."
"I'm the best now that I've ever been," the currently unemployed athlete added. more >>
A city hall in New Jersey was recently evacuated after an envelope carrying a photo of Tim Tebow was found to be containing a mysterious white powder.
Jersey City's City Hall and Mayor's Office were evacuated Monday afternoon shortly after a mayoral employee opened an envelope containing a picture of Tim Tebow and a letter, as well as a mysterious white powder. The envelope was addressed to Jersey City Mayor "Steven Fulop, family and friends" and authorities argue that the white powder accompanying the letter was made to look suspicious.
A source close to the mayor's office told The Jersey Journal that the letter addressed to Fulop contained "spiritual stuff […] Heaven stuff," as well as a "picture of Tebow." Tebow, who previously played quarterback for the New York Jets before being dropped by the east coast team after a lackluster season, is known for his evangelical beliefs and pro-life stance. more >>
It is unclear whether or not free agent quarterback Tim Tebow will play in the NFL again, but a new report says if he can't find work in the league he will look at opportunities to work on television.
Tebow has hired "prominent" broadcast agent Nick Khan of Creative Artists Agency, according to a tweet from NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, and will look into "college TV jobs" if he doesn't get picked up by an NFL team. Khan will join sports agent Jimmy Sexton in representing the evangelical Christian athlete.
The 26-year-old quarterback, who won a Heisman Trophy in college as the quarterback for the University of Florida Gators, was released by the New England Patriots in August before the start of the regular season. more >>
Tim Tebow may not have an NFL team to play for at the moment, but one Jacksonville, Fla councilman has jumped on the bandwagon of the city's fans petitioning for the Christian QB to join their team.
Tebow, the 26-year-old professional football quarterback who is also an Evangelical Christian, was the subject of a formal city council session recently. Don Redman, a Jacksonville city councilman, requested that the Jacksonville Jaguars sign Tebow who grew up in the city.
While the council session initially began to discuss funding for new scoreboards at the Jaguars' EverBank Field, Redman made sure to inquire about Tebow to the NFL team lobbyist Paul Harden, according to Jacksonville Business Journal. more >>
Tim Tebow may not be an active NFL player, but the popular Christian quarterback is receiving support from Jacksonville, Fla., natives to play in their city.
Signs and billboards have been making their rounds on the internet, calling for the 26-year-old NFL free agent to be signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars. One Billboard in Jacksonville pleads with the Jaguars owner Shahid Khan to pick up Tebow.
"Mr. Kahn, sign Tebow and we will fill the stadium," the Billboard reads, according to CBSSports.com reports. "Signed, Jacksonville." more >>
New York Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara said in a recent interview with Muscle and Fitness magazine that some people call him "the black Tim Tebow."
Amukamara said he is a virgin and has never consumed alcohol. The recently-engaged athlete might have his first alcoholic beverage during his bachelor party, he said, but explained how his understanding of salvation initially prevented him from drinking at all.
"I grew up Catholic, so it just started out as one of those things. I'd think, 'If I do this, maybe I can get to heaven,' so I said no drinks, no sex, all the big things," the 24-year-old told the magazine. "As I grew up, I realized that's not what it's about. It's about having a relationship with Jesus. It's not about 'Don't do this. Don't do that.' But still, it's just one of those things I haven't done, and I don't see any benefit to doing it. You're always reading about people getting DUIs. So many bad things that happen and wind up in the paper are alcohol-related, so by not drinking, it saves me, my team, and my family a lot of trouble." more >>