It was only a matter of time. You knew that a teammate or ex-teammate would come up with a bitter take on Tim Tebow’s breakout(?) season. We just didn’t know who that would be. Well, Brady Quinn proved to be that someone in Michael Silver’s GQ piece that was supposed to give us a glimpse into the season of Tebow, but it will be remember for bitter Brady Quinn’s shot at Tim Tebow and Tebowmania.
Quinn’s thoughts on Tebow’s season shape up the way you think they would. First, being pissed because Tebow jumped him on the depth chart.
Early in the season, there was a game when Kyle [Orton] got hurt and the coaches were calling for me to go in, but Kyle got up and finished the game out. So I was the second-string guy. Then, a few weeks later, they decided to put Tim in. I felt like the fans had a lot to do with that. Just ’cause they were chanting his name. There was a big calling for him. No, I didn’t have any billboards. That would have been nice.
Then, downplaying Tebow’s success during a comeback victory over the Bears.
We’ve had a lot of, I guess, luck, to put it simply.
And finally, you know there had to be some criticism of Tebow’s handling of his religion.
If you look at it as a whole, there’s a lot of things that just don’t seem very humble to me. When I get that opportunity, I’ll continue to lead not necessarily by trying to get in front of the camera and praying but by praying with my teammates, you know?
You have to commend Quinn for his honesty because he had to know what kind of backlash he would get for comments like these, but he must remember that he’s Brady Quinn. Not Tom Brady or any of the elite quarterbacks in the NFL. He should be concentrating on trying to actually do something of substance in the NFL, not tear down what Tim Tebow has done.