Take a knee, New York — it’s Tebow time!
It’s officially Twitter official: Tim Tebow is coming to the Big Apple to hold the clipboard for Mark “The Sanch-ize” Sanchez as the New York Jets’ B-squad QB (for now, anyway) — which apparently is much to the dismay of Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie.
The Jets posted on the team’s Twitter page this afternoon — and it’s been confirmed by ESPN — that the former Florida phenom is leaving the Denver Broncos and coming to New York in exchange for two draft picks — a fourth-rounder and sixth-rounder in 2012.
Like the Jets, Cromartie also has been updating his Twitter page — to blab about how much the Jets don’t need Tebow.
“We don’t need Tebow. We sell out every home game let him go to Jacksonville Tampa or Miami. Our wildcat offense can b ran by J. Kerley or Joe McKnight we straight,” Cromartie posted on his Twitter page before the deal to land Tebow was official.
Cromartie’s spent the rest of today doing damage control, taking to Twitter to explain his comments about his team’s new QB.
“Look everyone is mad about what I said but u will b okay. I have faith in the guys that we have in the locker room right now that I will get it done this year,” Cromartie wrote after the deal to land Tebow was announce.
“Y bring Tebow in when we need to bring in more Weapons for
@Mark_Sanchez let’s build the team around him. We already signed to 3 year ext,” Cromartie writes in another post.
See the rest of Cromartie’s “tweets” here.
Regardless of whether the Jets need Tebow, news that he’s coming to New York gives us an excuse to rehash all the Tebow/Jesus jokes.
We’ll get the ball rolling with the following Saturday Night Live sketch: