INDIANAPOLIS — Playing quarterback in the NFL is Tim Tebow‘s dream. In fact, it’s what the University of Florida standout has wanted to do since he was a little kid. But that doesn’t mean he’s too selfish to realize he might be able to help a pro team in other ways.
Asked whether he would ever consider playing another position, Tebow claimed he would do anything the coach wanted.
“I want to be a quarterback in the NFL,” he said. “It’s been my dream since I was 6 years old, so I’m going to do what it takes to do that. But if I’m on a team that asks me to help the team in some other way, of course I’m going to do that. It’s team first.”
Another issue that Tebow addressed was the intense media attention he has received. He was questioned whether he is worried about facing backlash from his NFL teammates about his high profile.
In typical Tebow fashion, he dismissed such concerns and returned to his team-first theme.
“You can’t help the attention, but what you can help is your attitude, you can help your work ethic, and when you go in there, you show that I’m putting the team first, I’m going to do whatever it takes to help you guys succeed.” Tebow said.
“If they know that and they believe that, then they’re going to respect me. And that respect grows into like, and that like grows into love. And then you get a team. You get a team that’s bonded. And then you get a team that wins championships.”
– Jason Feller