Published August 31, 2013
Perhaps you heard. Tim Tebow was cut Saturday by the New England Patriots.
It could bring to an end a bizarrely notable -- if not all that memorable -- NFL career for the former Florida Gators star. But Tebow is maintaining a positive attitude about it, which is the only kind of attitude we've ever known him to have.
In the aftermath of the news, Tebow took a page out of a fellow teammate's book and sent out a series of classy tweets, thanking the Patriots for all they did and vowing to keep up his pursuit of making another NFL roster:
I would like to thank Mr. Kraft, Coach Belichick, Coach McDaniels and the entire Patriots organization for giving me the opportunity...
-- Tim Tebow (@TimTebow) August 31, 2013 ...to be a part of such a classy organization. I pray for nothing but the best for you all. I will remain in relentless pursuit...
-- Tim Tebow (@TimTebow) August 31, 2013 ...of continuing my lifelong dream of being an NFL quarterback. 2 Corinthians 12:9: And He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient...
-- Tim Tebow (@TimTebow) August 31, 2013 ...for you, for power is perfected in weakness." Most gladly, therefore, I will rather...
-- Tim Tebow (@TimTebow) August 31, 2013 ...boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.
-- Tim Tebow (@TimTebow) August 31, 2013 For obvious reasons, we'd love to see Tebow catch on somewhere else. But all business considerations aside, it's hard not to wish for good things for someone who seems so genuine.
But if it doesn't work out, God's Twitter feed has an interesting suggestion that we are not necessarily endorsing by posting here:
Fear not, My beloved Tebow. I never close a door without opening an analyst gig on Fox Sports.
-- God (@TheTweetOfGod) August 31, 2013