CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) — Fans chanting his name and carrying banners proclaiming his greatness — or otherwise — will have to wait a couple of days. As the New York Jets reported to training camp Thursday, Tim Tebow simply was another player.
Well, almost. Tebow had to chuckle when asked about the legions of media that follow his every move, even when nothing more is required of him or his teammates than showing up.
With perhaps 50 reporters, cameramen and broadcasters on hand at SUNY Cortland, it didn’t look much different than one of Tebow’s postgame gatherings in Denver last season. Surely, the focus is not the same: Tebow now is a backup to Mark Sanchez, as everyone from the head coach to the offensive coordinator made clear for the millionth time.